Tuesday, October 11, 2016
(Pictured from L-R, Brian Bradford-Sr. Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; AJ Burton-VP, Fluid Music Revolution;
Daniel Hill-President, Spirit Music Nashville; Jon Singer-CFO/COO, Spirit Music Group; Billy Lynn-VP, Creative-Spirit Music Nashville; Phillip White;
Frank Rogers-President/Founder, Fluid Music Revolution; Eric Hurt-Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Ross Cameron-VP, Acquisitions & Business Development, Spirit Music Group)
NASHVILLE, TN (October 11, 2016) – Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Frank Rogers’ Fluid Music Revolution, has signed Phillip White to an exclusive publishing agreement as announced today by Frank Rogers.
“Fluid Music Revolution and Spirit Music Nashville are excited to welcome Phillip White to the family. Phillip is a great songwriter with a track record of creating career songs for artists. We can’t wait for the world to hear what Phillip does next!” said Frank Rogers.
“I am extremely excited to be at Fluid with AJ and Frank and equally excited to work with everyone at Spirit Music Nashville. I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career!” said Phillip White.
Phillip White has spent the last 20 plus years writing songs for some of the biggest artists in the business. George Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Ledoux, Vince Gill, Bonnie Tyler, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Wynonna, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Jake Owen, and Neal McCoy are some of the artists that have recorded Phillip's work.
An Alabama native, White moved to Nashville in 1992 and notched his first breakthrough hit in 2000, when White co-wrote “I'm Movin' On” with D. Vincent Williams, which appeared on Rascal Flatt’s debut album. The song became a No. 1 hit and was named Song of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. In 2003, White co-wrote the Reba McEntire hit “I’m A Survivor” which also became the theme song for Reba’s self-titled hit TV show.
White’s impressive list of co-writes include such hits as Neil McCoy’s “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On”; Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But Me”; Scotty McCreery’s “The Trouble With Girls”; Darius Rucker’s “Lost In You” (co-written with Rucker and Mark Nesler); and, as featured on the Act of Valor soundtrack, “The Best I Can” co-written and performed by Jake Owen and “Whatever Brings You Back” co-written by Ronnie Bowman and performed by Wynonna Judd.
Frank Rogers is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter who has won Billboard’s Hot Country Producer of the Year award five times. He’s also co-written a slew of country hits, including four Hot Country Songs No. 1’s (“I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)” by Brad Paisley, “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith).
Spirit/Fluid was formed as part of Spirit Music Group’s continuing focus on and investment in country music publishing. In addition to establishing Spirit/Fluid, Spirit Music Group’s deal with Rogers also included the acquisition of Rogers’ one third interest in certain copyrights of the respected Nashville indie publisher Sea Gayle Music, which Rogers co-founded with Chris DuBois and Brad Paisley in 1999. Sea Gayle Music, which was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year in 2010 and 2011, features a catalog of 40 No. 1 hits and an impressive roster of artists and writers. Among the many recent hits included in Sea Gayle Music’s catalog are “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton, “Perfect Storm” by Brad Paisley, “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson, “Yeah” by Joe Nichols, “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan, “Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw, “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley, “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” by George Strait, to name a few.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC:
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time, including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Elvis Presley, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Crosy, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Brad Paisley, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go's, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, T.Bone Burnett, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as Scissor Sisters, The Naked & Famous, Matt & Kim, Kodaline, San Cisco, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Paslay, Big Data and James Bay.
Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher's role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients' songs and expand their brands.
Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands. Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to growth companies since 1996.
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