peermusic has signed 15-year old Rachel Farley to an exclusive songwriter/co-publishing agreement, announces peermusic VP Kevin Lamb.
Farley was brought to the attention of peermusic via Sr. Creative Director Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Josh Thompson, Frankie Ballard) who is producing her debut CD for Average Joe’s Entertainment. The new release will feature Farley’s writing or co-writing on all 10 tracks. Knox discovered the young talent on MySpace and has followed her burgeoning career for three years.Read more →
Sony Music Nashville has officially welcomed the band Bush Hawg as the newest act on its RCA Nashville roster. Bush Hawg’s debut album will release later this year.Read more →
When Japan was rocked by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, RCA Nashville’s new group, Bush Hawg was in the midst of a two-week tour of Japan and Guam for Armed Forces Entertainment. The horrific quake struck while the group was loading in for a performance at Yokota Air Base, 30 miles from Tokyo, stranding them at the air base. Their survival instincts kicking in, the six members of the group — Jim Phipps, Russ Caldwell, Craig Hand, Shaun Ames, Alex Wilshire and Ben Helton — immediately threw themselves into helping Red Cross volunteers and Army personnel prepare for relief workers and refugees.Read more →
Record producer/veteran music executive MICHAEL KNOX has joined independent music publisher PEERMUSIC as Sr. Creative Dir. In his new roll, KNOX will identify and sign talent and work closely with the PEERMUSIC staff in sourcing and developing talent.
VP/NASHVILLE KEVIN LAMB said: “We are thrilled to have MICHAEL on board. MICHAEL and I have been talking about this for some time. While he’s enjoying great success as a producer, he’s a publisher at heart – he loves working with writers and developing talent. This plays well into our overall strategy for growth as well as MICHAEL’s vision for artist development.” Previously, KNOX was employed by WARNER/CHAPPELL, from 1992 to 2002. In that period he signed artist/WRITERS JOHN RICH, GRETCHEN WILSON, EMILY WEST and JASON ALDEAN. His production credits include JASON ALDEAN, JOSH THOMPSON, TRACE ADKINS, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, HANK WILLIAMS JR., KELLY CLARKSON, CHUCK WICKS, FRANKIE BALLARD, MIRANDA LAMBERT, RANDY OWEN, BRANTLEY GILBERT, LOST TRAILERS, CROSSIN DIXON, LILA MCCANN, THE ROAD HAMMERS, DANNI LEIGH, JD MYERS and BUDDY KNOX.Read more →