Big Machine launches JV publisher with Red Bull, signs Nathan Barlowe

Big Machine Music and Red Bull Records have launched a joint music publishing venture, signing multi-genre songwriter, producer and musician, Nathan Barlowe to an exclusive deal.

Barlowe’s credits span from Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler to Jars of Clay.

The agreement will expand upon previous arrangements both Big Machine Music and Red Bull Records had separately with Barlowe.

Barlowe’s sync placements include hit TV shows The King of Queens and The O.C., NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and major motion picture, The Equalizer.

“I’m very pleased to expanded on our relationship with our friends at Red Bull and in a way that creates more opportunities for a writer as diverse and talented as Nathan,” said Mike Molinar, VP/General Manager of Big Machine Music.

“Big Machine Music is an incredible company and we are thrilled to be joining forces with them on a talented songwriter like Nathan,” said Greg Hammer, Managing Director of Red Bull Records.

“Big Machine Music is an incredible company and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with them.”

Greg Hammer, Red Bull Records

“I am so proud to say that I am a writer at Big Machine Music. The company’s record of success speaks for itself,” said Barlowe.

“The partnership with Red Bull publishing is another component that will increase exposure and lead to more songs being heard. I look forward to what we can all do together in the future.”

In his previous role, Barlowe was the principal songwriter for Red Bull Record’s electronic Pop band Five Knives.

Currently on the road this summer as a member of Keith Urban’s band for the RIPCORD TOUR, Barlowe plays “The Phantom”, a custom made live mix and sample machine.

Nashville-based Big Machine Music is an independent music publisher that serves as home to such hitmakers as Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Josh Thompson and Fancy Hagood as well as artist/songwriters such as Justin Moore, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Maddie & Tae, Tucker Beathard, Brett Young, Tara Thompson and Lauren Jenkins.

BMM writers currently have five songs climbing the Country charts including “Rock On” (Beathard), “Sleep Without You” (Young), “Do You Wish It Was Me” (Singleton), “Love Triangle” (RaeLynn), as well as the newly-released, debut single from American Idol Season 15 Champion Trent Harmon, “There’s A Girl” (Harmon/Veltz).

Red Bull Records is an independent record label and music publisher, and home to artists including multi-platinum artist AWOLNATION, metalcore band Beartooth, Scottish indie artists Twin Atlantic, Itch, Five Knives, New Beat Fund, and hip hop trio Warm Brew.

[Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Red Bull Records Managing Director Greg Hammer, Red Bull Records Creative Sync Licensing Dasmarie Alvino; Front Row – Red Bull Records Music Publishing Creative Director Buffy Hubelbank, Nathan Barlowe, Big Machine Music VP/General Manager Mike Molinar. (Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Music)]Music Business Worldwide

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