Thursday, November 10, 2016
NASHVILLE, TN (November 10, 2016) – Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Frank Rogers’ Fluid Music Revolution has signed Mike Fiorentino to an exclusive publishing deal as announced today by Frank Rogers and AJ Burton, Vice President, Fluid Music Revolution.
“It's such an honor to be working with the entire team at Fluid/Spirit! Working along side, and learning from Frank Rogers is something every writer/producer dreams of. AJ has been a great friend and champion of mine for several years, and am thrilled to be able to continue working with him,” said Mike Fiorentino.
“Mike and I have been working together off and on over the past five years and we could not be happier to officially welcome him into the Fluid Music Revolution and Spirit Music Nashville family. We are excited to be a part of this new chapter with Mike,” said AJ Burton.
From kids’ jingles to hip hop to hard rock, Mike Fiorentino has worn many hats when it comes to songwriting and producing. After moving to Nashville in 2007, he penned and arranged numerous songs for Hasbro for use in toys, commercials, and network television including ABC, NBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, and the Cartoon Network. In 2013, Fiorentino founded an independent record label/production team with longtime friend Kyle Cook, guitarist of Matchbox 20. He’s also recently collaborated with Average Joes’ platinum-selling production team Phivestarr writing for many artists including Bubba Sparxxx and Colt Ford. Fiorentino scored an iTunes #1 song with Wasted Love, performed by The Voice Season 7 runner-up, Matt McAndrew. The song also debuted at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Fiorentino recently co-wrote and produced McAndrew’s follow up EP Rush In Slowly. With a proven track record working across all genres, Mike Fiorentino is quickly earning a reputation as a go-to guy for writing with new artists.
Frank Rogers is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter who has won Billboard’s Hot Country Producer of the Year award five times. He’s also co-written a slew of country hits, including four Hot Country Songs No. 1’s (“I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)” by Brad Paisley, “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith).
Spirit/Fluid was formed as part of Spirit Music Group’s continuing focus on and investment in country music publishing. In addition to establishing Spirit/Fluid, Spirit Music Group’s deal with Rogers also included the acquisition of Rogers’ one third interest in certain copyrights of the respected Nashville indie publisher Sea Gayle Music, which Rogers co-founded with Chris DuBois and Brad Paisley in 1999. Sea Gayle Music, which was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year in 2010 and 2011, features a catalog of 40 No. 1 hits and an impressive roster of artists and writers. Among the many recent hits included in Sea Gayle Music’s catalog are “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton, “Perfect Storm” by Brad Paisley, “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson, “Yeah” by Joe Nichols, “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan, “Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw, “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley, “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” by George Strait, to name a few.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC:
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time, including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Brad Paisley, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go's, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, T.Bone Burnett, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as James Bay, John Newman, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Scissor Sisters, Matt & Kim, Kodaline, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Paslay, and Big Data.
Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher's role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients' songs and expand their brands.
Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands. Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to growth companies since 1996.
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