Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. The signing was announced today by Downtown's SVP Creative Services, Jedd Katrancha. This agreement covers all of Sturgill’s studio albums including 2014's Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (High Top Mountain/Thirty Tigers), which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
Winner of Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards and an Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year nominee for the 2015 Americana Awards, Sturgill Simpson is one of the most talked about acts in music today. His latest album appeared on numerous year-end lists in 2014 including The New York Times, Mojo, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Nashville Scene, and his tireless touring schedule has included spots on diverse festival bills ranging from Coachella and Governor's Ball to Bonaroo and Stage Coach, as well as multiple TV appearances such as The Tonight Show, Late Night With Seth Myers, and Later Live with Jools Holland. This year, Sturgill signed a major-label deal with Atlantic Records, a move that will bring his music to an even broader audience.
"We are incredibly proud to represent Sturgill and his body of work," said Jedd Katrancha. "To be a part of the cross-genre level of excitement surrounding Sturgill is a thrill, and we’re looking forward to working with him as he continues to grow and release new music.”
The signing of Sturgill Simpson to Downtown bolsters an already impressive roster of country and Americana artists represented by the company including Old Crow Medicine Show, Natalie Prass, Rosanne Cash, Fruition, and Brandy Clark. DMP’s growing roster has helped cement the Company's Nashville office as a powerful new player in the city’s vibrant music community.