Round Hill Music signs 4 Horsemen Music to global publishing deal

Josh Gruss, CEO, Round Hill Music

New York-based Round Hill Music has inked an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with acclaimed songwriting/publishing collective 4 Horsemen Music.

With a combined total of upwards of 155 million albums sold and thirty-five #1 hits in multiple genres over three decades, 4 Horsemen Music are comprised of Marti Frederiksen, Zac Maloy, Blair Daly and Scott Stevens.

Between them, they have worked with stars such as Mick Jagger, Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Shinedown, Uncle Kracker and more.

4 Horsemen Music currently have the No.1 single at Active Rock radio in the US with Shinedown’s “Atlas Falls” co-written by Zac Maloy, and are at #3 in the format with Daughtry’s “World On Fire” a collaboration with Marti Frederiksen and Scott Stevens.

Los Angeles native Marti Frederiksen began his career as a musician in several signed alternative and rock bands in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Frederiksen came to prominence as a songwriter and producer when he caught the attention of A&R rep John Kalodner who introduced him to his now longtime collaborators, Aerosmith.

Frederiksen co-wrote and produced the band’s JUST PUSH PLAY, which featured the massive hit “Jaded”. Frederiksen would go on to write with Def Leppard, Mick Jagger, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Pink, Daughtry, Ozzy Osbourne, Buckcherry and more. Now residing in Nashville, he is also the lead singer and guitar player for The Loving Mary Band who supports Steven Tyler, Gretchen Wilson
and Mick Fleetwood.

“It’s a pleasure to have these fine gentlemen of songwriting prowess join the family at Round Hill Music.”

Josh Gruss, Round Hill

Zac Maloy is the founding member of the rock band The Nixons. He has worked with such diverse artists as Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Skillet and Shinedown. He is responsible for Skillet’s No.1 hit “American Noise” amongst others. Maloy also co-wrote the #1 Country song “Temporary Home” with Carrie Underwood.

Blair Daly’s songwriting credits include work with Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Scott Stapp, Sixx:AM, Halestorm, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Backstreet Boys and Uncle Kracker’s international hit “Smile”. He’s also had five No.1 hits including Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us”, Kip Moore’s “Beer Money” and Rascal Flatts’ “Stand”.

Scott Stevens songwriting and production credits include work with such artists as Shinedown, Scott Stapp, American Authors, Halestorm, Nothing More, Highly Suspect, Daughtry and many more. Stevens’ career has included nine No.1 Active Rock songs, twenty Top 5 hits and twenty- eight Top 10 songs.

Josh Gruss, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music said, “It’s a pleasure to have these fine gentlemen of songwriting prowess join the family at Round Hill Music. Marti has been my friend and partner at Sienna recording studios for many years now and it’s great to bring him even closer into the organization.

“Blair, Scott and Zac are amazing writers especially in the rock category and the four of them together make a killer, go-to songwriting unit, with production chops to boot, and to weave them in with all the great artists we have at our record labels will surely result in great synergy. It’s amazing to announce this along with an active rock #1 for the partnership.”Music Business Worldwide

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