Concord Music Publishing announced the signing of rising country music artist Clayton Mullen. The exclusive worldwide publishing agreement, effective immediately, will include Mullen’s full catalog and all future works.
Clayton Mullen was raised in the Northeast and his interest in writing and performing developed during his time in college at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Mullen garnered attention from local artists including the Josh Abbott Band, Corey Kent, Randall King, Carson Jeffrey and Jacob Stelly.
In Mullen’s first year focusing on music professionally, he debuted a four track EP titled South of Forever in June 2022, and followed up with his first album release in April 2023 to celebrate his college graduation. The album included fan favorites such as “Like That,” “You Me + Country Song,” “Whiskey On It” and the album title track, “Where The Time Goes,” amassing millions of streams to date. His impressive success so early into his career has made him one of country music’s newest artists to watch, and his recent college graduation marks the beginning of his full-time dedication to music.
“Within minutes of meeting Clayton, I knew he was a star and that I had to work with him. He has a natural gift and the “it” factor that can’t be taught,” says Courtney Allen, Senior Director of A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville. “Clayton has a deep appreciation for the songwriting community, and he’s grown so much as both a writer and an artist in a short amount of time. I am looking forward to the town getting to know him, and become fans of Clayton, like we all are at Concord.”
Mullen released his latest single, “Stirring Memories,” on September 15th. The single was cowritten by Mullen, together with Jack Hummel, Carson Wallace and Caleb Lathrop. He began his tour this week with upcoming shows in Texas, Utah and more.
“I couldn’t deny Courtney’s passion for songs and her belief in me. With her charisma, matched with the backing of Concord, she was someone I wanted on my team,” says Clayton Mullen.
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Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its A&R, Synchronization and Marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house Copyright, Licensing, Income Tracking and Royalty departments.
Headquartered in Nashville with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Berlin and Melbourne, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 800,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists.
Concord’s current roster includes such chart-topping and critically acclaimed songwriters as The 1975, Omar Apollo, Glen Ballard, Fiona Bevan, BIA, Jason Robert Brown, Tofer Brown, Chase + Status, Cautious Clay, Jacob Collier, Corey Crowder, Denzel Curry, Daft Punk, Davido, Russell Dickerson, James Earp, Noah Goldstein, Ruston Kelly, Tom Kitt, Hillary Lindsey, Duff McKagan, Lori McKenna, Josh Miller, Oh Wonder, Justin Parker, Steve Robson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Biff Stannard, Varren Wade, Walshy Fire, Tion Wayne and Yola.
Concord represents the catalogs of songwriting legends such as Benny Blanco, Sammy Cahn, Phil Collins, Willie Colon, John Fogerty, Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar Hammerstein II, Imagine Dragons, Robert Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Napes, Pink Floyd, Trent Reznor, Richard Rodgers, Santigold, Joan Sebastian, Pete Seeger, Nikki Sixx and Ryan Tedder.
Concord Music Publishing is home to the world’s leading classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski Music Publishing, which includes the works of renowned composers John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Eric Whitacre.
Concord invested in PULSE Music Group in 2020, forming an exclusive joint venture and reaffirming its commitment to developing frontline pop hits. PULSE’s current songwriter roster includes James Blake, Cordae, Trevor Daniel, El-P, Brent Faiyez, FNZ, Tyler Johnson, Kehlani, Bonnie McKee, OG Parker, OZ, Rich The Kid, Starrah, Ty Dolla $ign, and YEBBA.
Concord Music Publishing has also launched the new, Nashville-based talent and creative development venture Hang Your Hat Music, in partnership with GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM awarded songwriter Hillary Lindsey.
In August 2022, Concord acquired Australian music publisher, Native Tongue, forming Concord Music Publishing ANZ based in Melbourne with staff in Sydney and Auckland.
As the music publishing arm of one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies, Concord Music Publishing works in collaboration with Concord Theatricals, with its focus on stage productions, and Concord Recorded Music, which includes active and catalog labels Concord Jazz, Craft Recordings Easy Eye Sound, Fantasy Records, Fearless Records, KIDZ BOP, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Records.