NASHVILLE, TN (October 19, 2020) – Independent music publishing powerhouse Big Machine Music and Universal Music Publishing Group, a leading, global music publisher, jointly announce the signing of BMLG Records/19 Recordings recording artist and songwriter Laci Kaye Booth, to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. The American Idol alum moved to Nashville following her time on season 17. Placing in the Top 5, she quickly grew her fanbase, impressing viewers with her stunning vocals while covering artists from Brett Young to Miranda Lambert. Currently writing for her debut album, Laci has already earned the praise of and written with credited writers including Liz Rose, Natalie Hemby, Laura Veltz, Charles Kelley, Sam Ellis and Chris DeStefano.
“On behalf of myself, Michelle Attardi and our entire team at Big Machine Music, we are incredibly excited to work with an undeniable talent like Laci! It is truly a privilege to be part of her stellar team alongside our friends at UMPG, BMLG Records, 19 Recordings and her producer Dann Huff,” said BMM General Manager, Mike Molinar. 
Cyndi Forman, UMPG Nashville Senior Vice President of A&R added, “when Laci first performed for our staff, we were all captivated by her voice and songwriting. She is building a great team around her and we’re excited to be part of it. Mike and Michelle share the same belief in Laci so it’s exciting to partner with them at Big Machine Music.”
“To be able to say I have one publishing partner is incredible but to be able to say I have two is insane,” shared Laci. “When I met Troy and Cyndi, they understood who I am as an artist and songwriter immediately and when Mike and Michelle showed the same incredible passion for my songs…the rest is history. I’m so grateful to Universal Music Publishing Group and Big Machine Music for being willing to work together to create the best team I could ever ask for. I’m absolutely thrilled.”
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