July News from TuneCore Music Publishing

Lots to report in the way of TuneCore Music Publishing news.  Get the lowdown on who joined our community of songwriters, and which compositions were recently featured in film and TV…

Songwriter Highlights

Vita-ChambersRaised in Barbados to Canadian parents, Vita Chambers began her professional career at age 16.  Plucked from Myspace obscurity by Universal Motown execs, Vita’s first major performance was as the opening act at the 2009 Thanksgiving Day NFL half-time show.  The TuneCore administered composition “Fix You” is certified Gold, was nominated for Best Dance Record at the 2013 Juno Awards and enjoyed time in the Top 40 Pop Chart in Canada.  Chambers’ newest single “What If” is available now via all major digital stores.

TuneCore Publishing Administration client Dana Johnson is a writer, producer and classically trained guitarist who accounts for one half ofAvery-Sunshine the critically acclaimed R&B/Soul act Avery*Sunshine.  Always true to their roots, the two met in a Philadelphia, PA church where Johnson was understandably taken with Sunshine’s thunderous, gospel-bred pipes.  Relentless touring with the likes of Ledisi, B.B. King and Musiq Soulchild have helped her singles “Ugly Part of Me” and “All in My Head” reach heavy rotation on Music Choice, VH1 Soul and Centric.  TuneCore distributes and administers the compositions for their latest effort, The Sunroom, a bold collection that takes listeners through themes of love, longing, pain, power and redemption.

Burning-SpearTuneCore Publishing Administration client Winston Rodney, better known by stage name Burning Spear, is a celebrated Jamaican roots reggae writer and performer.  One of the most influential Rastafarians to emerge from the 1970’s movement, Burning Spear has 12 Grammy nominations and two wins for Best Reggae Album; one at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000 for Calling Rastafari, and one for 2009’s Jah Is Real.  Featured compositions administered by TuneCore include “Marcus Garvey,” “Slavery Days” and “Columbus.”

TuneCore Publishing Administration proudly represents the catalog of former Kid N’ Play label mate and frequent Gangstagrass Tone-zcollaborator Jason Keaton aka T.O.N.E-z.  Affectionately referred to by fans as the collaborative Rap + Appalachian genre “rappalachia,” Gangstagrass and T.O.N.E-z composed the theme song to the breakout hit Justified on FX.  The composition titled “I’m Gonna Put You Down,” received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, making Keaton the first rapper ever to be nominated for the award.

Recent Licenses & Placements

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