Round Hill Music Opens Nashville Office, Acquires Big Tractor Catalog
Round Hill Music, a full-service creative rights management company with a focus on music publishing, has opened a Nashville office at 1004 18th Ave. S.
Mark Brown has joined the team as VP and General Manager of the Nashville office. Brown previously spent three years as Chief Creative Officer at MPR Entertainment Group’s publishing arm, Root 49 Music. During his career, Brown has spent time as Creative Director for Universal Music Publishing Group, as well as Sr. Director of A&R for Sony Records.
Brown joins Director of A&R, Kari Smith, who joined Round Hill Music in Spring of 2013.
Round Hill Music has acquired the Big Tractor catalog, which includes the titles “Doin’ What She Likes” (Blake Shelton), “All Over The Road” (Easton Corbin), “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” (Hunter Hayes), “I Saw God Today” (George Strait), and “Amazed” (Lonestar), among many others.
Also attached to the Big Tractor catalog is writer Wade Kirby, whose songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins and Faith Hill. Writer Rachel Proctor is also attached to the Big Tractor catalog; Proctor has penned songs for Jessica Simpson and Jesse Lee.
“We are honored to continue the legacy of what Scott Hendricks built with Big Tractor as that catalog is the main basis for our Nashville beginning,” Neil Gillis, President of Round Hill Music, said. “With industry creative vet Mark Brown at the helm being joined by Kari Smith for all creative services and plugging and with the continuing all purpose creative efforts of Clay Myers, the future looks bright.”
Round Hill Music was founded by Josh Gruss in 2010.