Endurance Music Group has acquired a catalog of country hits written by Jimmie Allen, Ash Bowers and Trent Tomlinson during the trio’s term as Wide Open Music songwriters.
Founded in 2015, EMG is the Nashville-based music publishing and music rights acquisition platform of alternative investment manager, Raven & Company.
Raven & Company says that it specializes “in the primary origination, underwriting, execution and management of direct asset-based investment”, and that it targets investments between $5-50 million.
In addition to strategic catalog acquisitions, EMG is also a publishing company offering administration and creative services for writers.
The catalog acquired by EMG includes Tomlinson’s BMI Country Song of the Year, In Case You Didn’t Know (Brett Young).
It also includes the Bowers No.1 hit Prayed for You (Matt Stell), and all three of Allen’s chart-topping singles: Best Shot, Make Me Want To, and the recent Billboard Country Airplay No.1, Freedom Was a Highway.
The acquisition serves as a follow-on investment to EMG’s purchase of Wide Open Music in 2020.
EMG also says that it also serves as a continuation of its strategy of “sourcing and acquiring exceptional music”.
“We are so excited to further strengthen our existing partnership with Jimmie and Ash.”
Jeremy Tucker, EMG
“We are so excited to further strengthen our existing partnership with Jimmie and Ash,” said EMG Chairman and CEO Jeremy Tucker.
“Their songwriting skills are undeniable, as they’ve proven time and again with the hits they’ve created. We’re thrilled to be the new home of this incredible catalog.”
“Working with the Endurance team has been such a pleasure for both Jimmie and I over the past couple of years, so it only makes sense for us to continue to build on that relationship.”
Ash Bowers added: “Working with the Endurance team has been such a pleasure for both Jimmie and I over the past couple of years, so it only makes sense for us to continue to build on that relationship.’
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