Friday, January 15, 2021
Nashville, TN (January 14, 2021) – Singer/songwriter Sam Carter has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Spirit Music Nashville and 2 Mix Music, Spirit’s joint venture with ACM award-winning Platinum producer Derek Wells.
“I couldn't be more excited about starting the new year off with a talent like Sam Carter!” said Derek Wells, Sr. Director A&R, Spirit Music Nashville/President, 2MixMusic. “He’s a gifted, natural singer who knows what he wants to say as a writer and an artist. Our whole building is fired up to be a part of his team and we look forward to all of the successes that we see on the horizon for him.”
“I am so excited for this opportunity to work with the Spirit/2 Mix family,” said Sam Carter. “This has felt like home since day one. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me and create some awesome music with them.”
“Sam has such a natural, raw talent. I can’t wait for everyone to get to know him,” said Katie Flynn, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville. “Not only does he stand out as an artist but paired with his passion for music and his hard-working approach, the sky is the limit for him. Our team is so excited to work alongside him and to help him reach his goals.”
Sam Carter is a 25 year old singer/songwriter from Dallas, Georgia. He has spent the last few years playing shows around the southeast and honing his craft as a songwriter. Influenced by the country genre and lifestyle, Sam’s lyrical content and unique voice translate an honest and authentic artistry all his own.
In 2019, Spirit Music Nashville announced it had appointed Derek Wells to Senior Director A&R/Production and established a joint venture with Wells for his 2 Mix Music company. Wells has credits on over seventy #1 songs from a diverse listing of artists that include: Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Shakira, Kenny Chesney, Scotty McCreery, Carrie Underwood, P!nk, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Morgan Wallen and Thomas Rhett. As a producer, Derek has enjoyed the success of recent projects for Maddie & Tae (including the #1 single “Die from a broken heart”) HARDY’s “Like a Rock” and “HIXTAPE Vol.1” (which included the #1 single “One Beer”) as well as Scotty McCreery’s latest single “You Time” off of his forthcoming album.Wells currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, and the Nashville chapter Board for the Recording Academy.
Since announcing the appointment of Frank Rogers to Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Music Nashville, the company has made enormous impact with a multi-faceted deal with the signing of #1 hit songwriter Jonathan Singleton (including a purchase of a portion of his catalog and a pub deal for future works); the signing GRAMMY® award winning songwriter David Garcia (including a purchase of his catalog and a pub deal for future works); the signing of Music Row’s “Song of the Year” GRAMMY nominated co-writer Jeremy Bussey; the signing of a joint venture with ACM’s “Guitar Player of the Year” Derek Wells and his 2 Mix Music enterprise; as well as the signings of Bobby Hamrick, Brinley Addington, Frank Ray, and Neil Thrasher.
In September of last year, Spirit Music Group announced it had acquired a number of Tim McGraw’s master recordings and last month released the McGraw Machine Hits collection in partnership with Big Machine Label Group.
In 2019, Spirit Music Group executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron formed Lyric Capital Group to take ownership of Spirit Music Group and secure a recapitalization of over $350 million. The capital raise allows Spirit to continue to build upon its already impressive legacy and community of renowned artists and songwriters. Now wholly-owned by the newly formed Lyric Capital Group, Spirit Music Group remains a strong, independent publisher.
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. Spirit’s portfolio consists of over 200 #1 Billboard hits and over 450 Top 10 songs.
Among its most notable songwriters and writer/artists are James Bay, John Barrett, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Big Data, Marc Bolan, T Bone Burnett, Jonny Coffer, Zach Crowell, Rami Dawod, Henry Mancini, Matt & Kim, Johnny McDaid, The Marshall Tucker Band, Graham Nash, John Newman, Rick Nowels, David Paich, Doc Pomus, Frank Rogers, Boz Scaggs, Billy Squier, Pete Townshend, Gregg Wattenberg; and the breakthrough work of newer artists including Dagny and Tim Montana.
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 Lyric Capital Group, led by seasoned music executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron.
For further information about Spirit Music Group, go to www.spiritmusicgroup.com.