Influence Media & Warner Chappell Announce Partnership with Celebrated Songwriter & Producer Jesse Frasure

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Influence Media and Warner Chappell have announced a partnership with celebrated songwriter/producer Jesse Frasure, who has worked with country staples like Kacey Musgraves and Kane Brown.

Influence Media Partners and Warner Chappell Music Nashville have announced their partnership with CMA Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and DJ Jesse Frasure. As part of the deal, the companies are investing in Frasure’s entire publishing catalog, encompassing more than 160 songs, with country hits like “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi, “One Mississippi” by Kane Brown, and “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas Rhett.

One of country music’s most prolific songwriters, Frasure has written for staples like Kacey Musgraves, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Kelsea Ballerini, among others. In addition to writing for Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, Frasure has co-written 22 No. 1 songs and produced eight No. 1 songs for artists across genres, including Meghan Trainor, Steve Aoki, Miranda Lambert, and more.

The new partnership was led by Frasure’s longtime collaborator, Ben Vaughn, President and CEO of Warner Chappell Music Nashville, alongside Lylette Pizarro, Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Influence Media.

“I’ve always been interested in surrounding myself with innovative thinkers in this business that have a fresh approach to the music industry. We knew from the moment we met (the Influence team) that this would be a perfect fit,” said Jesse Frasure.

“Finding partners that were not just interested in my catalog but a continued creative relationship was huge for us. I believe Influence will be integral in championing songwriters like myself in and out of Nashville for years to come. I’m very grateful to Ben Vaughn and Spencer Nohe at Warner Chappell, Derek Crownover, Stevie Frasure, and Vanna Moua for connecting the dots and making this partnership happen.”

Jesse Frasure is a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year winner and recently added the Song of the Year award to his list of achievements for Cold Swindell’s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” at the 2023 ACM Awards. On September 15, Frasure released his latest album, “Return to Calm Springs,” the sequel to his first debut instrumental EP, “Calm Springs,” which he released under his artist name, Telemitry, in 2020.

“Jesse Frasure is the ultimate multi-hyphenate-songwriter, producer, artist, DJ, tastemaker, and influencer — truly a rare, gifted breed,” said Lylette Pizarro. “His work is rooted in country but has a proven track record of reaching far wider audiences. We’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with Jesse and Stevie, their wonderful team at Rhythm House, and Ben and his amazing team at Warner Chappell Nashville — not only to become a co-custodian of his catalog but to support him as he redefines the future.”

“Jesse is a mega-talent and trendsetter in the Nashville songwriting community, and we’ve been lucky to work alongside him for several years now,” said Ben Vaughn. “He’s multi-talented as a writer, publisher, and producer who’s always ahead of the curve and looking for the next great musical moment. His undeniable talent and relentless work ethic have landed him some of the biggest collaborations in country music, and with the support of Influence Media and our entire WCM Nashville team, the best is yet to come.”

In addition to the deal with Frasure, Influence Media has invested in successful country artists, including Blake Shelton, Nicolle Galyon, Chris Thompkins, and more. Influence Media continues to look for opportunities to align with artists and partners across country music.