Downtown Music Publishing has acquired over 2,000 copyrights as part of a portion of song catalogs from Nashville-based publisher and artist development company, Major Bob Music.
Under the terms of the agreement, Downtown has acquired songs by artists including Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and LeAnn Rimes.
The deal includes “I Like The Sound Of That” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “Crash & Burn” and “Marry Me” by Thomas Rhett and “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi.
It also covers “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Billy Currington, “Where It’s At” by Dustin Lynch, “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney.
The deal specifically excludes the Garth Brooks catalog and any songs recorded by Brooks.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be trusted by Bob to become the caretakers of these extraordinary copyrights that have defined success here in Nashville, for all these years.”
steve markland, downtown nashville
Steve Markland, Vice President, A&R of Downtown’s Nashville operation said: “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be trusted by Bob to become the caretakers of these extraordinary copyrights that have defined success here in Nashville, for all these years.
“We have a deep commitment to finding new opportunities for songs of this caliber.”
Bob Doyle, Owner & President of Major Bob Music, added: “We have found a great fit in Downtown Music Publishing.
“With their dedication to transparency and creative marketing services, Downtown will take great care of these catalogs.”
Alongside those mentioned above, Downtown has acquired a host of other songs including “Commitment” by LeAnn Rimes, “Strange” by Reba McEntire, “Our Time Now” by Plain White T’s, and “Fly Over States” by Jason Aldean.
Pictured L – R: Emily Stephenson, Director of Global Client Services at Downtown; Steve Markland, VP of A&R Nashville at Downtown; Linda Edell-Howard of Adams and Reese LLP; Justin Kalifowitz, CEO of Downtown; Bob Doyle, Owner & President of Major Bob Music; Andrew Sparkler, SVP of Business Affairs at Downtown; Sam Powers of O’Neil Hagaman, PLLC
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