Big Machine Label Group Rebrands Publishing Entity As Big Machine Music
June 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM (PT)
The BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP has announced the launch of BIG MACHINE MUSIC, a creative service expansion and rebranding of the label’s pre-existing publishing entity, SUPER 98 MUSIC. Veteran music publishers MIKE MOLINAR and MARTHA EARLS will lead the new venture, both overseeing songwriter signings, artist/writer and catalog growth.
"MIKE and MARTHA are perfectly aligned with our strategy of development and vision on how to build out BIG MACHINE MUSIC. I'm really thrilled that they are bringing their passion and expertise as they join us and put our company squarely into the publishing world," said BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP President and CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA.
MOLINAR and EARLS had most recently been partners in the boutique music publishing and writer/artist management company, EFFUSION ENTERTAINMENT. During their time at EFFUSION, the team developed REPUBLIC NASHVILLE artist GREG BATES in a joint venture with SUPER 98 MUSIC. Before EFFUSION, MOLINAR and EARLS were partners in ELEVATION MUSIC PUBLISHING.
“MARTHA and I are honored to extend SCOTT’s vision into our incredible songwriting community. With the horsepower of the entire BIG MACHINE team, we look forward to the opportunities that we can collectively offer our current and future songwriters and artist/writers,” said MOLINAR, who will serve as Vice President of Creative.
BIG MACHINE MUSIC PUBLISHING artist/writers include THE VALORY MUSIC CO’s JUSTIN MOORE, REPUBLIC NASHVILLE's SUNNY SWEENEY and GREG BATES and BROKEN BOW's DUSTIN LYNCH. Additionally, EFFUSION’s writer management clients will be represented through BIG MACHINE MUSIC PUBLISHING.