Big Machine Label Group announced the launch of Big Machine Music today. Big Machine Music is “a creative service expansion and rebranding of the label’s pre-existing publishing entity, Super 98 Music,” according to the publicity department of Big Machine Records. Mike Molinar and Martha Earls, both veteran music publishers, will lead the new project. Both will oversee songwriter signings, artist/writer and catalog growth. Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta said this about the expansion and the people involved:
Mike & Martha are perfectly aligned with our strategy of development and vision on how to build out Big Machine Music. I’m really thrilled that they are bringing their passion and expertise as they join us and put our company squarely into the publishing world
Together, Molinar and Earls bring over 30 successful years of working with Nashville-based publishing companies to the table. The two have worked together on many hit songs, including the crossover smash hit “Easy” by Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield, which was published by Effusion Music Publishing. Both Molinar and Earls worked together at Effusion previously.
Martha and I are honored to extend Scott’s vision into our incredible songwriting community. With the horsepower of the entire Big Machine team, we look forward to the opportunities that we can collectively offer our current and future songwriters and artist/writers – Mike Molinar
Big Machine Music Publishing artist/writers include The Valory Music Co.’s Justin Moore, Republic Nashville’s Sunny Sweeney and Greg Bates and Broken Bow’s Dustin Lynch. Big Machine Music Publishing will also represent clients from Effusion Music Publishing.