NASHVILLE, TN (October 28, 2015) – Spirit Music Nashville has signed songwriter/producer Jay Brunswick to an exclusive global publishing agreement, as announced today by Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville.
“Jay is an extremely talented songwriter/producer, as his many artist co-writers already know,” said Daniel Hill. “We are proud that he chose Spirit Music Nashville as his publishing home, and look forward to sharing huge successes with him in the future.”
“I am honored and blessed to be a part of such an amazing team of publishers and staff here at Spirit Music. Daniel, Billy, Carrie, and the Nashville Staff are hands down some of the best in the business,” said Jay Brunswick. “I’ve been waiting eleven years to find a home of this magnitude for my music, I look forward to our future together and want to thank them all again for believing in what I do.”
Jay Brunswick was born and raised in New Castle, PA. At the age of twenty he began writing songs and playing bars and honky tonks across the country. In 2004, he packed his dreams and his guitar and headed for Nashville. Since that time over forty artists have tapped into his catalog, with hot new country artists Parmalee, Lindsay Ell, and Backroad Anthem already recording Brunswick co-writes in 2015.
In addition to the signing of Jay Brunswick, Spirit’s expansion into country music also includes the acquisition of the successful Nashville-based independent music publisher, production, and artist management company Cal IV Entertainment, which brought top writers, artists, and staff into the fold along with 25 number one copyrights and multiple top ten singles. Spirit also acquired the StyleSonic catalog, bringing another four No. 1 country hits to its portfolio as well as over fifteen Top 20 country songs spanning the last decade. In addition to StyleSonic and Cal IV Entertainment, Spirit’s aggressive expansion plans also led to the recent acquisition of leading contemporary Christian catalog West Main Music and the recent acquisition of a portion of Jason Ingram’s catalog. The company also recently signed hit songwriter Chris Wallin, who has penned multiple Top 10 hits, including three No. 1s and Tim Montana, who co-wrote “This Beard Came Here to Party” with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC:
Spirit Music Group, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company’s repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time, including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Elvis Presley, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go’s, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, T.Bone Burnett, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as Scissor Sisters, The Naked & Famous, Matt & Kim, Kodaline, San Cisco, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Paslay, Big Data and James Bay.
Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher’s role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients’ songs and expand their brands.
Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands. Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to growth companies since 1996.
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