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TORONTO, ON (July 12, 2021) Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of a catalog of iconic songs from Combustion Music. The catalog includes some of the world’s biggest country hits by artists such as Blake Shelton, Luke […]
TORONTO, ON (July 12, 2021) Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of a catalog of iconic songs from Combustion Music. The catalog includes some of the world’s biggest country hits by artists such as Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, and many more. Anthem will also administer Combustion’s active songwriter roster, which includes songwriters Brett Tyler, Jameson Rodgers, Faren Rachels, Matt Jenkins, Leanna Crawford, and Matthew West, among others.
The catalog features 38-charting topping singles that reached No. 1 on Billboard’s US Country Airplay chart highlighted by the record-breaking hit single “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt, which was certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA and spent 52-weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. Other No. 1’s include “Heartbeat” by Carrie Underwood, “Setting the World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, “Fix a Drink” by Chris Janson, and “Song for Another Time” by Old Dominion, which spent 31-weeks on Billboard’s US Country Airplay chart. The catalog contains songs by top songwriters including Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, AJ Pruis, Jameson Rodgers, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Matthew West, and more.
“Chris is an incredibly talented creative and an amazing entrepreneur, as well as a hit producer and songwriter, with over 100 top ten hits in his career to date,” said Helen Murphy, CEO of Anthem Entertainment. “He understands and feels the creative process in a way that inspires his talent to greatness. We are proud to be in business with him and welcome the Combustion team to the Anthem.”
“This has been a crazy year for us all, but having a company as strong and significant as Anthem believe in Combustion this much, means an awful lot,” said Chris Farren, Founder of Combustion. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with their team together going forward, and know the next phase of Combustion will be better for it.”
About Anthem Entertainment:
Anthem Entertainment consists of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) management company. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto with a team of approximately 200 dedicated industry professionals. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. As technology and entertainment evolve, we work hard to create and maximize opportunities for our talent and our clients. Our difference: an approach that combines the resources, power and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism and soul of an indie. For more information, visit anthementertainment.com.
Founded by award-winning songwriter/producer Chris Farren, Combustion Music opened its doors on Music Row in 2001 with unproven writers, no catalog and a mission to build an independent music publishing company to support the growth of up-and-coming songwriters. Over the past 19-years, Combustion has flourished into one of Nashville’s most successful music publishers, as its songwriters have written 85 No. 1 hits and been awarded 4 Grammy awards and 100+ ASCAP and BMI awards. Combustion prides itself on the consistency in its staff and longevity of its writer relationships; sourced through a deep network in country music. Combustion has proven its ability to identify early-stage writers and provide individualized attention to maximize their career success. This strategy has provided consistent high organic growth driven by reliable charting titles of Combustion’s catalogs. Combustion has built a reputation for its close-knit creative environment and success in building today’s top country music songwriters, making it an attractive home for up-and-coming songwriters. Combustion’s diverse roster of singer/songwriters and producer/songwriters are the creative force behind many of today’s biggest artists, with cuts from 40 of Billboard’s 50 Top Country Artists of 2019.
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