Big Machine Music (BMM), a subsidiary of HYBE America, and Range Media Partners announced today that they have signed GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter GEOFF WARBURTON to an exclusive songwriting agreement in a joint music publishing deal. Known for his diverse multi-genre songwriting, Warburton’s credits span from Shawn Mendes (“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” “In My Blood”) and Machine Gun Kelly (“Love Race”) to Keith Urban (“Polaroid”) and Jake Owen (“Best Thing Since Backroads”).
Nashville-based independent music publisher BMM has a dynamic catalog of over 12,000 songs, nearly 50 No. 1s and dozens of hits from the Top 40, AC, Country and Rock charts recorded by superstar artists such as Luke Combs, Bad Bunny, Ariana Grande, Diplo, Monsta X, Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Idina Menzel, GAYLE, Demi Lovato, Seventeen and more. Named AIMP Nashville’s 2020 Publisher of the Year, BMM ranked on Billboard’s Year End Top Ten Hot 100 Publisher Corp for five consecutive years. Warburton officially joins BMM’s roster of hitmakers including Laura Veltz, Ryan Hurd, Brett Young, Jessie Jo Dillon, Eric Paslay, Sara Davis and Matt Dragstrem, among others.
“Geoff is an elite songwriting talent and the perfect complement to our well-established team in Nashville and what we have been building within our LA office this past year,” said BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar. “We are so grateful to work with him alongside Sam Drake and our friends at Range.”
Range Media Partners’ music division represents a wide range of talent including country acts Midland, Hailey Whitters, Luke Grimes, Ryan Bingham, Sean Douglas (Thomas Rhett’s “Slow Down Summer”), as well as Jack Harlow, Lauv, Justin Tranter, Cordae, Yola, Nova Wav, Nicky Romero, Tyga, PARTYNEXTDOOR, MAX, HARV, Wondagurl, Walk Off The Earth, and more. Range Music – which also includes a label in partnership with Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Virgin Music & Artist Label Services – earned 7 GRAMMY nominations this year, nine #1 hits, and have the current #1 song at AAA with TALK’s “Run Away To Mars.” In the past two years, Range Media Partners has shown through its strategic hires and innovative partnerships a steadfast commitment to a bespoke hands-on, diversified and 360 approach in serving the wide range of talent they represent, which, in addition to the aforementioned music talent, also includes actors such as Halle Berry, Emilia Clarke, Bradley Cooper, Gabrielle Union, Simon Rex, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Ramy Youssef, Taron Edgerton, and Keira Knightley, directors including Michael Bay, M. Night Shyamalan, Alma Har’el and more.
"Working with Geoff over the last five years has been one of the greatest privileges of my career thus far,” added Range’s VP of A&R and Publishing Sam Drake. “His talent and dedication is so inspiring to myself and everyone at Range and we couldn't be more excited to partner with Big Machine Music on what will be an amazing new chapter."
Based in Toronto, Warburton is a key collaborator of Shawn Mendes’ having co-written 26 of his songs including No. 1 hit “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” and GRAMMY Awards Song of the Year nominee “In My Blood.” Additional cuts include 5SOS, Demi Lovato, Machine Gun Kelly, Backstreet Boys, Quinn XCII, Lauv, Sam Fischer, Band Camino, and more. Spending time most recently writing in Nashville, Warburton earned his first Country No. 1 hit with Jake Owen’s “Best Thing Since Backroads,” expanding his catalog with cuts from Keith Urban, Chase Rice, Morgan Evans, Filmore, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, Elle King and more.
“I’m very excited to partner with Range and Big Machine Music for this next step in my career,” shared Warburton. “I respect their song-first mentality and real ability to connect with writers on both a creative and human level. I can’t wait to see all that this special partnership will bring.”
(L-R): Big Machine Music’s Michelle Attardi, Geoff Warburton, BMM’s Alex Heddle and Mike Molinar; not pictured: Range’s Sam Drake