The Roc Nation nation machine continues to grow and prosper, this after the Nashville division of the entertainment company announced a major partnership earlier Tuesday with Warner/Chappell Music. Warner/Chappell, responsible for all publishing of the Warner Music Group catalog, will be behind a slew of new material from Roc Nation Nashville.
The announcement is the latest deal between Jay Z’s Roc Nation and the Warner/Chappel Music teams. In 2013, the companies formed an alliance to publish music under the Brooklyn music mogul’s empire.
Today’s deal is aimed to position songwriter, producer, publisher, and DJ Jesse Frassre as the front man for a new venture known as Rythm House. Under Frasure, Rhythm House will sign and develop producers and songwriters behind the scenes.
From Roc Nation Nashville:
Frasure, who was most recently Vice President of A&R for Major Bob Music, has produced, co-written, or remixed releases by Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Meghan Trainor, Rascal Flatts, Who Is Fancy, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan, Billy Currington, Hot Chelle Rae, Chris Lane, The Cadillac Three, and others. Frasure recently scored three No. 1 songs as a songwriter on Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze,” Thomas Rhett’s “Crash & Burn,” and Rascal Flatts’ “I Like The Sound of That.” He also co-produced Rhett’s sophomore album, Tangled Up, with legendary producer Dann Huff. Under the pseudonym Telemitry, Frasure has spun for celebrity clients across the globe.
Coinciding with the launch of Roc Nation Nashville, WCM has upped BJ Hill to Vice President of A&R. Hill, who was most recently Senior Director of A&R, will split his time between Rhythm House and WCM. Prior to WCM, he was with Universal Music Group and Jody Williams Music. Hill is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.
Frasure said in a statement that he is “honored and grateful” for the new Roc Nation Nashville partnership with Warner/Chappell Music.
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