Big Machine Music and Range Media Partners have signed songwriter Geoff Warburton in a joint music publishing deal.
Warburton’s songwriting credits span from Shawn Mendes (“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” “In My Blood”) and Machine Gun Kelly (“Love Race”) to Keith Urban (“Polaroid”) and Jake Owen (“Best Thing Since Backroads”).
“Geoff is an elite songwriting talent and the perfect complement to our well-established team in Nashville and what we have been building within our LA office this past year,” says BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar. “We are so grateful to work with him alongside Sam Drake and our friends at Range.”
Nashville-based independent music publisher Big Machine Music has a dynamic catalog of over 12,000 songs with nearly 50 #1 hits and dozens from the Top 40 of Adult Contemporary, Country, and Rock charts. Warbuton officially joins BMM’s roster of hitmakers, including Laura Veltz, Ryan Hurd, Brett Young, Jessie Jo Dillon, Eric Paslay, Sara Davis, and Matt Dragstream, among many others.
“Working with Geoff over the last five years has been one of the greatest privileges of my career thus far,” adds Range’s VP of A&R and Publishing, Sam Drake. “His talent and dedication is so inspiring to myself and everyone at Range and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Big Machine Music on what will be an amazing new chapter.”
Based in Toronto, Warburton is a key collaborator of Shawn Mendes’ having co-written 26 of his songs, including the #1 hit “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.” Warbuton earned his first Country 31 hit with Jake Owen’s “Best Thing Since Backroads.”
“I’m very excited to partner with Range and Big Machine Music for this next step in my career,” shared Warbuton. “I respect their song-first mentality and real ability to connect with writers on both a creative and human level. I can’t wait to see all that this special partnership will bring.”