We’ve got lots of songwriter news to report from our Music Publishing Administration office in Burbank!  Get the latest scoop on who’s joined the TuneCore community and which compositions were recently featured in TV shows and films…

Songwriter Highlights

Kendall-SchmidtRecent Publishing Administration and Distribution client, Kendall Schmidt embodies the entrepreneurial mindset and artistic spirit of TuneCore. Having solidified his stardom on Nickelodeon’s hit television show “Big Time Rush,” Kendall was courted with offers for recording contracts, but instead opted to form his own record label – TOLbooth Records – and partnered with TuneCore for Digital Distribution and Publishing Administration to retain greater control of his masters and compositions. Now with his new band, Heffron Drive, Kendall released his highly-regarded single “Parallel” on March 25th in advance of a full length record to come later this year

Sharon Sheeley is regarded as one of the first and most successful Eddie_Sharonfemale songwriters of the early rock & roll era. She was the youngest woman to write a number-one hit with Ricky Nelson’s 1958 chart-topping classic “Poor Little Fool.”  Sheeley followed early successes with the now TuneCore administered cuts “Cherished Memories” and “Cruisin’ the Drive-In” by Eddie Cochran, “Hurry Up” by Ritchie Valens and “Who’s Gonna Keep Me Warm” by Phil Everly.  Sheeley was also depicted by Rosanna Locke in the 1987 film La Bamba.

Phillip-Roebuck1A Virginia-born songwriter and bare-bones one-man band, TuneCore Music Publishing client Phillip Roebuck, stomps out beats on a classic, depression-era drum apparatus, while playing a gritty Appalachian claw-hammer and Scruggs style banjo with punk rock intensity.  Roebuck’s fierce, ragged-but-right style, has won over legions of fans through two solo albums and relentless touring.

Iconic island-styled songwriter, Bertie Higgins, is on a new voyage Bertie-Higginswith TuneCore Music Publishing.  While well known for 80’s wonders like “Key Largo” and “Casablanca,” Mr. Higgins has continued to write and release paradise-pop songs with infusions of Spanish influence. His catalog brings hits like “The Runner,” featured in the 2011 Tom Sizemore action flick The Colombian Connection, and selections from his 2012 greatest hits album The Very Best of Bertie Higgins.

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