Pictured (left to right) at the Country Music Hall of Fame: Shannan Hatch (VP of Creative Services, SESAC), Sara Beal (Director of Publishing, Still Working), Chuck Fleckenstein (COO and General Manager, Still Working), Tim McGraw (StyleSonic Music), Lance Miller, Roy Orbison, Jr. (Co-President, Still Working), Courtney Allen (Creative Director, BMG), Chris Oglesby (Vice President of Creative, BMG), Tiffany Dunn (Partner, Loeb & Loeb), Scott Siman (President, EM.Co) Photo: John Shearer
Still Working Music, in partnership with StyleSonic Music and BMG, has signed hit songwriter Lance Miller. Lance co-wrote and StyleSonic Music published the #1 country hit and 2014 SESAC Song of the Year, Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink to That All Night.” Lance’s songs have also been recorded by Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, and Lee Brice. Lance is an ACC Award nominated singer/songwriter and successful artist in his own right, having toured as a solo act with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and others. Lance can also be heard as a background vocalist on many major label records including his personal favorite, singing background on “A Horse Called Music” with Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson’s Heroes album. You might also remember Lance from the hit cable television series Nashville Star.
“Lance is such a multi-faceted and talented songwriter and musician; we are honored to have him writing songs for us and join our roster. Lance brings an everyday positive attitude, pro ethic and cutting edge skill; it’s a simple joy welcoming Lance to our Still Working family!” – Roy Orbison Jr.
“We are grateful to our friends at Still Working to be partnering with a great writer like Lance Miller. I have wanted to work with Lance for a long time and am thrilled for Tim McGraw to join us in championing this talented writer.”
– Kos Weaver
Still Working Music was founded in 1990 by the late Barbara Orbison and is now run by her sons, Alex Orbison (President) and Roy Orbison, Jr. (Co-President) along with Chuck Fleckenstein (COO and General Manager). Still Working Music’s writers include Tommy Lee James and his 8 Country #1’s and Grammy and ACM Song of the Year winner Jon Randall and Grammy winning Gordie Sampson. Recent Still Working successes include Kenny Chesney’s #1, “All The Pretty Girls,” Miranda Lambert’s Grammy nominated and 2017 ACM Song of the Year “Tin Man,” and Lost Frequencies’ “Are You With Me,” a #1 in 18 countries around the world. Still Working’s catalog includes hits by Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ashley Monroe, Travis Denning, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Easton Corbin, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, and Joe Walsh.
StyleSonic is a music publishing company founded by McGraw. In addition to Miller, StyleSonic is a part of the music publishing team of Locash, the legendary Mark Collie and McGraw. EM.Co, headed by Scott Siman, is a unique collection of entertainment executives with experience in publishing, management, record labels, branding and technology, and oversees the day to day operation.
BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2,5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music with which to do business.