Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) President/CEO Scott Borchetta and Prescription Songs Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald have created a music publishing joint venture between Nashville-based Big Machine Music and Los Angeles-based Prescription Songs. The partnership will allow the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. The announcement was fittingly made at the eighth annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO in Hollywood, CA.
Both companies already have well-established, deep-rooted networks within Country and Pop, respectively, and the union will add to their talented rosters of songwriters and allow for extended collaborations.
The first writer signed to the publishing joint venture is 18-year-old artist RaeLynn, who was a contestant on Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice." The Baytown, TX, native is currently writing music for her forthcoming debut Country album.
Big Machine Music (BMM) has signed talented songwriters such as Country hitmakers Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Raul Malo of The Mavericks. BMM's hit songs include “Til My Last Day” & “Backwoods” (Justin Moore), “Cowboys and Angels” (Lynch) and “Did It For The Girl” (Bates).
Founded by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Prescription Songs' roster of creative talent includes Katy Perry,Ke$ha, Bonnie McKee, Ammo, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Becky G and Koool Kojak, among others. The publishing company's catalogue includes hit songs such as “Teenage Dream”, “E.T.”, “Wide Awake” (Katy Perry) and “Tik Tok”, “Blow”, “We R Who We R” (Ke$ha), "Good Feeling" (Flo Rida), and "Dynamite" (Taio Cruz).
"Dr. Luke is one of the most talented writer/producer/publisher forces in the world,” said Borchetta. “When he rang me up with the idea to join together and create a direct and collaborative publishing company I think I said 'yes' before he could finish the sentence. By joining together, our collective opportunities will provide an incredible pathway for our writers to have access to the biggest and best in Pop and Country."
“Big Machine is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking independent companies in music today,” said Gottwald. “This collaboration between Big Machine Music and Prescription Songs, will be a wonderful new home for incredible music.”
BMM Vice President, Mike Molinar and Prescription’s Beka Tischker will oversee day-to-day management of the ventured songwriters and artists. More announcements of signings are forthcoming.