NASHVILLE, TN (April 26, 2016) – Spirit Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Frank Rogers’s Fluid Music Revolution, has signed songwriter and producer Ryan Creamer to a worldwide publishing agreement. The deal was announced today by Frank Rogers and David Renzer, and it marks the first signing of the recently-formed joint venture.
“We are thrilled to have Ryan Creamer join the Spirit Fluid family. He is an extremely talented songwriter and producer with a unique musical perspective. The sky is the limit for Ryan and we are excited to be a part of his musical journey,” said Rogers.
“I’m beyond excited to be part of the Spirit/Fluid team. I’ve never met a group that shares so precisely my own vision and passion for music. Going to work everyday alongside guys like Frank is something that I can’t put a dollar value on. Having a publisher that has reached the levels that I want for myself, both as producer and songwriter, is truly inspiring. I couldn’t have asked for a better songwriting home,” said Ryan Creamer.
Ryan Creamer’s credits include serving as an engineer on Firekid’s recent self-titled debut album. A Waynesville, Ohio native, Creamer grew up the son of a preacher. After high school, Ryan joined the Air National Guard and served two years of active duty during Operation Enduring Freedom. It was during that first deployment that he started writing songs. Once Ryan got home, he immediately started looking for open mics to test his material. During the next four years, Ryan formed a band and travelled the Midwest playing rock clubs, opening spots for major label artists, and everything in between. It was in late 2015 that Ryan met producer and publisher, Frank Rogers. The two instantly connected on songwriting. After several months of meetings and writing together, and just a week after the birth of Ryan’s first child, Frank signed Ryan as the first writer to his new company Fluid Music Revolution, the joint venture with Spirit Music Group.
Spirit Fluid was formed as part of Spirit Music Group’s continuing focus on and investment in country music publishing. In addition to establishing Spirit Fluid, Spirit Music Group’s deal with Rogers also included the acquisition of Rogers’s one-third interest in certain copyrights of the respected Nashville indie publisher, Sea Gayle Music, which Rogers co-founded with Chris DuBois and Brad Paisley in 1999. Sea Gayle Music, which was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year in 2010 and 2011, features a catalog of 40 No. 1 hits and an impressive roster of artists and writers. Among the many recent hits included in Sea Gayle Music’s catalog are “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton, “Perfect Storm” by Brad Paisley, “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson, “Yeah” by Joe Nichols, “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan, “Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw, “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley, and “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” by George Strait, to name a few.
Frank Rogers is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter who has won Music Row’s Producer of the Year award three times. He’s also co-written a slew of country hits, including four Hot Country Songs No. 1’s (“I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley, “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker, and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith).
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC:
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, 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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