Big Machine Music and Tree Vibez Music have announced a joint music publishing venture with the signing of emerging songwriter-producer Daniel Ross to an exclusive songwriting agreement.
Combining the heavyweight reputation of BMM’s hitmaking track record with the nurturing, inspirational focus of Tree Vibez Music – an upstart firm founded by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard – the new venture is a first-time fusion of established song publishing success and pure, unbridled creativity that will provide an ideal space for this promising young talent to flourish.
“Daniel’s music is current, commercial and shows an immense respect for the craft of songwriting,” says Mike Molinar, BMM General Manager. “I am incredibly honored to have him join our team of uniquely talented songwriters and equally excited to collaborate with our friends at Tree Vibez Music on this partnership.”
Both FGL members take a hands-on approach with their Tree Vibez Music songwriters, helping to hone in on each one’s unique talents. Ross will be no different and soon jump head first into his new role, boarding the Tree Vibez Bus to collaborate with big-ticket artists like FGL all around the country.
“This is a dream crew to work with and I’m blown away that this is a reality for me,” says Ross. “I’ve never been more excited about creating music.”
Ross moved to Nashville following his graduation from Western Carolina University in 2015 and quickly immersed himself into prominent songwriting circles. A native of Hope Mills, NC, Ross spent his formative years playing in and producing local bands throughout the Southeast.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE MUSIC: Nashville-based Big Machine Music is a full service, independent music publisher that serves as home to many songs including PLATINUM-certified, No. 1 singles “Hurricane” co-written and performed by Luke Combs, and “In Case You Didn’t Know” co-written and performed by Brett Young, as well as Jason Aldean’s “Any Ol’ Barstool” (co-written by Josh Thompson), Rascal Flatts’ “Yours If You Want It” (co-written by Jonathan Singleton) and Maren Morris' “I Could Use a Love Song” (co-written by Laura Veltz). The BMM roster also includes Justin Moore, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Maddie & Tae, Tucker Beathard, Trent Harmon, Jessie Jo Dillon, Nathan Barlowe, Tara Thompson, Lauren Jenkins, Johan Lindbrandt, and Emily Landis. BMM’s catalog of No. 1 hits also includes “Sleep Without You” (Young), “A Guy Walks Into A Bar” (Singleton), “Til My Last Day” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” (Moore), “Drunk Last Night” (Veltz) and “Girl In A Country Song” (Maddie & Tae, Scherz). Other Top 20 hits include “Rock On” (Beathard), “Nights On Fire” (Singleton), “Fly” (Maddie & Tae), “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor” (Dustin Lynch), “There’s A Girl” (Harmon, Veltz), “Love Triangle” and “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn), “Backwoods” and “Bait a Hook” (Moore), “Did It For The Girl” (Greg Bates) and the Top 30 pop hit, “Goodbye” (Hagood). Superstar artists across multiple genres including Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Steven Tyler, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor, among others, have recorded BMM tracks while selections have also served as theme songs for major brand campaigns such as General Mills’ Outnumber Hunger, Crown Royal's Your Hero’s Name Here, the 2016 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team and the National Association for Music Education’s Music In Our Schools Month.
ABOUT TREE VIBEZ MUSIC:Tree Vibez Music is an emerging music publishing company and the brainchild of duo, Florida Georgia Line. Founded in 2015 by the duo’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard and based in Nashville, Tenn., TVM isn't limited to any specific type of genre, and at its heart is a hunger to stay creative, work hard and bring the good vibes. Built as a home for songwriters who share FGL’s core values of trailblazing style and passionate creativity, the TVM roster includes rising talents Jordan Schmidt, James McNair, and Cameron Montgomery. In it’s first full year of existence, the TVM team has already secured cuts by major artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Granger Smith, and Kane Brown, and celebrated their first-ever #1 with Jason Aldean’s recording of “Lights Come On” (written by Schmidt and placed on Aldean’s THEY DON’T KNOW album). In addition, the company has pioneered new practices in the craft of songwriting. With the Tree Vibez Bus, writers are able to tour alongside artists as they travel from city to city, providing a space that’s more conducive to creativity and collaboration than stars have ever had on the road before. In 2017, TVM will continue to discover, inspire, and develop its stable of hit songwriters, working to spread the Tree Vibez lifestyle around the world.