Concord Music Publishing inks multi-faceted creative partnership with songwriter Hillary Lindsey

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Nashville-based Concord Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing agreement with multi-Grammy Award-winning, CMA Award-winning and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter, Hillary Lindsey.

Additionally, Concord has acquired an interest in Lindsey’s entire back catalog.

Concord and Lindsey have also established an exclusive creative venture to jointly sign and develop songwriting talent.

Lindsey was introduced to Concord by Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R, who will oversee day to day creative with his Nashville-based team, as well as colleagues in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London and Berlin.

Lindsey’s catalog includes 11 No.1’s with Carrie Underwood alone, as well as country chart toppers for superstars like Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A (fka Lady Antebellum), Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and many more. 

Lindsey has co-written more than 20 No.1 country music hits including Carrie Underwood’s Jesus, Take the Wheel and Little Big Town’s Girl Crush, and Keith Urban’s Blue Ain’t Your Color. 

All three of these songs were recognized as NSAI’s Songs I Wish I’d Written, a feat matched only by the legendary Kris Kristofferson.

Lindsey is also a nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the upcoming 55th ACM Awards rescheduled for September 2020.

Outside the country music genre, Lindsey has enjoyed success on songs on Lady Gaga’s album, Joanne, including the single, Million Reasons.

She also co-wrote songs on the soundtrack from A Star Is Born, including the film’s finale track I’ll Never Love Again, which won the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media. 

The trifecta of agreements was negotiated on behalf of Concord by EVP of Legal and Business Affairs, Duff Berschback, who recently joined Concord from Sony/ATV Nashville.

Lindsey was represented by Derek Crownover at Loeb & Loeb in Nashville.

“I know how important it is to surround yourself with great collaborators and I have found that with the team at Concord.”

Hillary Lindsey

“I am so excited to be partnering with Concord and am so grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the family,” said Hillary Lindsey.

“I know how important it is to surround yourself with great collaborators and I have found that with the team at Concord. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in this musical journey.” 

 “Hillary is a trailblazer for songwriters in country music.”

Jake Wisely, Concord

Jake Wisely, Chief Publishing Executive at Concord, added: “Hillary is a trailblazer for songwriters in country music.

“Her added success in pop, rock, film, TV and business is an inspiration to songwriters everywhere. Concord is proud to be Hillary’s creative and business partner.”

“Hillary is a world-class talent who sets the bar for songwriters everywhere.”

Brad Kennard, Concord

Brad Kennard said: “Hillary is a world-class talent who sets the bar for songwriters everywhere.

“She is universally respected and admired…quite simply one of the best anywhere. To top it off, she is also one of the best humans on the planet. We are beyond thrilled to welcome her to the Concord family.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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