NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Downtown Music Publishing has announced that they’ve sealed a deal to acquire a portion of the song catalog of noted Nashville-based music publisher and artist development/management company Major Bob Music.
The deal includes more than 2000 copyrights, including popular country music hits such as “I Like The Sound Of That” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “Crash & Burn” and “Marry Me” by Thomas Rhett, “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Billy Currington, “Where It’s At” by Dustin Lynch, “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Commitment” by LeAnn Rimes, “Strange” by Reba McEntire, “Our Time Now” by Plain White T’s, and “Fly Over States” by Jason Aldean.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be trusted by Bob to become the caretakers of these extraordinary copyrights that have defined success here in Nashville, for all these years,” said Steve Markland, Vice President, A&R of Downtown’s Nashville operation. “We have a deep commitment to finding new opportunities for songs of this caliber.”
Not included in the deal was any material from Garth Brooks’s catalog and recorded songs, Downtown said.
Major Bob Music was represented in the transaction by Sam Powers and Kerry O’Neil from O’Neil Hagaman, PLLC, with legal representation from Linda Edell-Howard of Adams and Reese LLP. Downtown was represented by Jordan Keller and Sarah Smith from Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC.