Downtown signs deal with Meghan Trainor publisher Big Yellow Dog Music


Downtown Music Publishing has inked a deal to administer the catalogue of independent music publishing and artist development company, Big Yellow Dog Music.

Nashville-based Big Yellow Dog represents songwriters such as Grammy winners Meghan Trainor (pictured) and Josh Kear, CMA winner and Grammy nominee Maren Morris and many more.

Big Yellow Dog Music has experienced worldwide success with hits such as “All About That Bass”, “Lips Are Movin” and “No” co-written by Meghan Trainor; “My Church” and “80s Mercedes” co-written by Maren Morris; “Need You Now” (performed by Lady Antebellum) co-written by Josh Kear; and “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away” (performed by Carrie Underwood) co-written by Josh Kear.

In addition to the above, Big Yellow Dog client cuts include songs performed by Fifth Harmony, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, DJ Khaled, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Demi Levato and Rascal Flatts.

“Kerry O’Neil, Co-Owner, Big Yellow Dog Music, has been a true friend to Downtown for many years and we have always admired the company that Carla Wallace, Co-owner and CEO, and Kerry have built,” said Andrew Sparkler, Downtown’s Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Operations.

“We are thrilled to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Big Yellow Dog by welcoming them and their world class catalogue to the Downtown family.”

Andrew Sparkler, Downtown

“We are thrilled to strengthen our long-standing relationship with them by welcoming Big Yellow Dog Music and their world class catalogue to the Downtown family.”

“Today’s business environment is as challenging and fast-paced as any in our 18 years of business. Being able to align our company with such a serious player in copyright administration is a great opportunity for us and our writers,,” commented Kerry O’Neil and Carla Wallace from Big Yellow Dog.

Big Yellow Dog’s writers have been recognized with four Grammys, twenty-eight Number Ones, four ASCAP/BMI Country Songs of the Year awards and numerous ASCAP/BMI Pop awards.

Their film, television and brand division had over 400 placements in 2016 including uses by: JCPenney, How to Get Away with Murder, Shades of Blue, HP, Mad Max: Fury Road, Moana, Peanuts, T-Mobile, The Edge of Seventeen.Music Business Worldwide

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