Katie Armiger signs publishing agreement with Downtown Music Publishing
Pictured here L to R: front: Jedd Katrancha (Downtown Music Publishing), Katie Armiger,
Craig Hayes (Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes);
back: Karen Krieschen (Cold River Records) and Erica Johnson (Cold River Records)
Cold River recording artist Katie Armiger has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with leading New York-based rights management firm, Downtown Music Publishing.
Armiger’s music joins the catalog, which includes titles by John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Hans Zimmer, Ellie Goulding, Neon Trees, Jewel, Santigold, Social Distortion, and Seal. Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing’s copyright portfolio now includes over 40,000 titles spanning seventy years of popular song, film score, and theatre music. Downtown writers have penned hits for artists such as Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Emerson Drive, Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, and Selena Gomez. Since 2011, Billboard Magazine has consistently ranked Downtown as one the top ten music publishers in the United States.
Under the agreement, Downtown will administer Armiger’s copyrights globally as well as promote her music to film and television studios, advertising agencies, and brand partners.
“Katie’s wonderful new album further showcases her exciting and powerful voice as both singer and songwriter. Her writing is sophisticated and memorable and we at Downtown couldn’t be more excited to start working with this emerging music force,” commented Jedd Katrancha, SVP Creative Downtown Music Publishing.
Armiger added, “I’m so honored to have my songs represented by the great people at Downtown Music Publishing. I feel excited about the opportunities ahead that will be as a result of this relationship.”
Armiger kicked off 2013 with the release of her current album, Fall Into Me, which became her highest charting album to date. The album includes her current single, “Playing With Fire” which is at Country radio now.
About Katie Armiger: Cold River Recording artist Katie Armiger has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Since 2009, every video she has released has been voted by fans onto GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” including “Leaving Home,” which lodged itself in the countdown for an astonishing four-and-a-half month span. Fan votes also netted her the No. 1 spot in Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelorette issue two years in a row, as well as the No. 3 slot in the magazine’s most beautiful women in country music list. Armiger has opened for some of country music’s biggest artists including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler, among others. She also recently completed a 70-date college tour, which she amusingly titled the “Get Smart” tour. The GAC-sponsored run played to sold-out audiences nationwide, and was a tipping point for her career. In 2012, she appeared during a pivotal date on ABC’s hit show “Bachelor Pad.”
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