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Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Music’s General Manager Mike Molinar, Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli, Manager, Publishing Lizzy Rector. Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Music.


Eli Young Band Frontman Leads Songwriting on Forthcoming Album – Out 3rd June 


Reigning AIMP Nashville Publisher of the Year Big Machine Music, a subsidiary of HYBE America, announced today an exclusive co-publishing agreement with Mike Eli. The lead singer of MULTI-PLATINUM selling Eli Young Band co-penned seven of the nine songs featured on their upcoming album LOVE TALKING due June 3 via The Valory Music Co. His catalogue also features fan-favorites throughout the band’s 20-year run, which has produced four chart-topping singles. He has spent much of the last two years writing nearly 100 songs for EYB’s album and other projects.

“Much like his unmistakable vocals, Mike’s songwriting cuts through with a warmth that is unique and captivating,” said BMM General Manager Mike Molinar. “He’s also one of the coolest and genuinely nicest guys on the planet. We are so honored to be his publisher partner!”

The Texas-based artist/songwriter officially joins BMM’s acclaimed roster, which includes Laura Veltz, Jessie Jo Dillon, Ryan Hurd, Brett Young, Brandy Clark, Eric Paslay, Maddie & Tae, Sara Davis, Matt Dragstem and more.

Mike Eli shares, “Big Machine has been Eli Young Band’s home for years now and it just felt right to start this next chapter with the folks that brought us to the party!”

Audiences across the country can see some of the new tracks live during EYB’s 52-city Love Talking Tour. Visit and follow on social media @EliYoungBand.



Nashville-based Big Machine Music is a full-service independent music publisher with a dynamic catalog of over 12,000 songs, 45 No. 1’s and dozens of hits from the Top 40, AC, Country and Rock charts. BMM is the reigning AIMP Nashville Publisher of the Year and has ranked on Billboard’s Year End Top Ten Hot 100 Publisher Corp for five consecutive years (2017-2021), thanks in part to record-setting crossover hits written by the GRAMMY®-nominated songwriters such as Laura Veltz’s 2021 BMI Pop Song of the Year “The Bones” (recorded by Maren Morris) and Jessie Jo Dillon’s “10,000 Hours” (recorded by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber), which holds the highest streaming first-week in Country Music history. BMM’s current roster includes Laura Veltz, Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Dragstrem, Eric Paslay, Justin Moore, Maddie & Tae, Ayron Jones, Callista Clark, Sara Davis, Tyler Rich, Laci Kaye Booth, Daniel Ross, Lauren Weintraub, Reid Isbell, Drew Polovick and Mike Eli. Catalog writers include Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Josh Thompson.  Superstar artists across genres such as Ariana Grande, Diplo, Monsta X, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Idina Menzel and GAYLE have recorded BMM tracks. For the latest information and more, follow @bigmachinemusic on Instagram.

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