Pictured (L-R): BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar, Matt Roy, BMM’s Director, Publishing Michelle Attardi
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Big Machine Music
(BMM), a subsidiary of HYBE America, announced today the signing of singer/songwriter Matt Roy
to an exclusive co-publishing agreement. Roy officially joins BMM’s roster of hitmakers including Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz, Matt Dragstrem, Jessie Jo Dillon and Eric Paslay, among others.
Initially influenced by icons Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Tom Petty, the New Jersey native began playing music at the age of 12. Drawn to the storytelling in Country Music, Roy landed his first publishing deal prior to graduating from Belmont University in 2018. Since then, his songs have been recorded by superstars Kane Brown and Chris Young as well as newcomers Ashley Cooke and Adam Doleac. In 2020, Roy notched his first chart-topper with the multi-week No. 1, GOLD-certified hit “Done” (co-written and recorded by Chris Janson).
“Matt has a natural instinct of both craft and commerciality beyond what can be taught or learned. I believe he will be one of the great songwriters of his generation,” said Big Machine Music’s General Manager Mike Molinar. “We are incredibly honored that he has chosen Big Machine Music as his publishing partner.”
Earlier this year, Roy released his debut EP titled Wildflower featuring five self-penned songs including standout “Morning In New Orleans.” Most recently, Roy has been on the road opening for Jason and Morgan Wade, among others.
“I could not be more excited to be a part of the Big Machine Music family,” shared Roy. “Their commitment to song craftsmanship and work ethic is something that inspires me greatly as a songwriter and artist. I really do feel at home and I’m excited to get to work together.”
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About Big Machine Music:
With offices in Nashville and Los Angeles, Big Machine Music is a full-service independent music publisher with a dynamic catalog of over 12,000 songs, 47 No. 1’s and dozens of hits from the Top 40, AC, Country and Rock charts. BMM was named AIMP Nashville’s Publisher of the Year in 2020 and has ranked on Billboard’s Year End Top Ten Hot 100 Publisher Corp for five consecutive years (2017-2021). 2022 hits include the global smash, “abcdefu” (GAYLE) co-written by Sara Davis, #1 Country hits “The Kind of Love We Make” (Luke Combs) co-written by Reid Isbell, “With A Woman You Love” (co-written and recorded by Justin Moore), and “Whiskey and Rain” (Michael Ray) co-written by Josh Thompson), “Wild Hearts” (Keith Urban) co-written by Eric Paslay) and “Circles Around This Town (Maren Morris) co-written by Ryan Hurd). BMM’s current roster includes Laura Veltz, Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, 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, Mike Eli, Anna Vaus and Matt Roy. Catalog writers include Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Josh Thompson. Superstar artists across genres such as Combs, Ariana Grande, Diplo, Monsta X, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato and Seventeen have recorded BMM tracks.
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