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10 January, 2017Print

Downtown Signs Deal with Nashville-Based Publishing & Artist Development House Big Yellow Dog Music

Downtown Signs Deal with Nashville-Based Publishing and Artist Development House Big Yellow Dog Music

New York, January 10, 2017 -- Downtown Music Publishing has announced a deal to administer the catalog of prominent independent music publishing and artist development company, Big Yellow Dog Music. The Nashville-based company represents top songwriters such as Grammy winners Meghan Trainor and Josh Kear, CMA winner and Grammy nominee Maren Morris and many more. Big Yellow Dog Music has experienced worldwide success with hits such as "All About That Bass", "Lips Are Movin" and "No" co-written by Meghan Trainor; "My Church" and "80s Mercedes" co-written by Maren Morris; "Need You Now" (performed by Lady Antebellum) co-written by Josh Kear; and "Before He Cheats" and "Blown Away" (performed by Carrie Underwood) co-written by Josh Kear.

Establishing a name for themselves both commercially and in popular culture, Big Yellow Dog Music's cuts include, in addition to the above, songs performed by Fifth Harmony, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, DJ Khaled, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Demi Levato and Rascal Flatts. Their writers have been recognized with four Grammys, twenty-eight Number Ones, four ASCAP/BMI Country Songs of the Year awards and numerous ASCAP/BMI Pop awards. Their film, television and brand division had over 400 placements in 2016 including uses by: JCPenney, How to Get Away with Murder, Shades of Blue, HP, Mad Max: Fury Road, Moana, Peanuts, T-Mobile, The Edge of Seventeen.

From Downtown Music Publishing:
"Kerry O'Neil, Co-Owner, Big Yellow Dog Music, has been a true friend to Downtown for many years and we have always admired the company that Carla Wallace, Co-owner and CEO, and Kerry have built," said Andrew Sparkler, Downtown's Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Operations. "We are thrilled to strengthen our long-standing relationship with them by welcoming Big Yellow Dog Music and their world class catalog to the Downtown family."

From Big Yellow Dog Music:
"Today's business environment is as challenging and fast-paced as any in our 18 years of business. Being able to align our company with such a serious player in copyright administration is a great opportunity for us and our writers," 
-Kerry O'Neil and Carla Wallace

About Downtown Music Publishing

Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, headquartered in New York with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam and Tokyo. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Cy Coleman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, Social Distortion, One Direction, Benny Blanco, Sturgill Simpson, and Carla Bruni. The company's technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

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