New York-born Round Hill Music has signed Rob Thomas to a worldwide publishing deal.
The multi-Grammy-Award winning artist began his career 25 years ago as frontman and primary composer for multi-platinum international supergroup Matchbox Twenty, a position he still holds today.
With Matchbox, he led the band to multiplatinum success over the course of four albums and a string of No. 1 hits that include Push, 3AM, Bent, If You’re Gone, and Unwell.
Matchbox Twenty’s 12-times platinum debut Yourself or Someone Like You was honored with the RIAA’s very rare Diamond Award for sales in excess of ten million units.
Rob Thomas’ list of accolades and awards include multiple Grammy awards and 13 BMI awards.
He has also been honored by the Songwriter Hall of Fame and was inducted into the South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.
In the midst of Matchbox’s success, Thomas branched out to team up with legendary guitarist Santana for 1999’s Smooth, which not only earned three Grammy Awards, but also held the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart.
Thomas has also co-written with legends Mick Jagger, which lead to the No.1 Matchbox Twenty single Disease, and Willie Nelson.
Thomas began his solo career with 2005’s platinum-certified, No.1 album …Something To Be. The album made history as the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
His solo career has seen him release hits like Lonely No More, Her Diamonds, Ever The Same and Someday.
In 2019, Thomas released his fourth solo album, Chip-Tooth Smile. Total record sales for Rob Thomas’ output exceed 80 million worldwide.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Round Hill family. From the first time I met everyone there I could feel a passion for music and songwriting that is infectious.”
Of the announcement, Thomas said: “I’m so excited to be a part of the Round Hill family. From the first time I met everyone there I could feel a passion for music and songwriting that is infectious.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”
“The whole team is proud he chose Round Hill as his publishing home and personally, I am proud to call him my friend.”
Josh Gruss, Round Hill Music
Josh Gruss Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music, added: “Rob Thomas is a superstar.
“A superstar songwriter, artist and human being. The whole team is proud he chose Round Hill as his publishing home and personally, I am proud to call him my friend.”Music Business Worldwide