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.
KNOX said: “I truly believe that the best music out there is music that normally doesn’t get heard. There’s a generation of brilliant talent out there that’s not sure yet where to go or where they fit. Those are the people I want to work with.”
PEERMUSIC/NASHVILLE has recently purchased several catalogs including MALACO MUSIC, ROUTE SIX MUSIC, GRANGEHILL MUSIC and JAMES STROUDS’ WS MUSIC PUBLISHING. For more on PEERMUSIC, visit www.peermusic.com.