Shane McAnally’s Writing, Production Catalog Acquired by CTM Outlander


He’s only days away from appearing at the Tony Awards as an original score nominee for “.Shucked,” country music hit producer shane mcanally announced the acquisition of the rights to most of its songwriting and production catalogue. CTM Foreigna company that has aggressively started issuing deals with a particular eye for investing in renowned Nashville tune masters.

Also, the songs received by CTM Outlander are the songs of the four authors at McAnally’s. SMACK songs stable: Josh Osbourne, Matt McGinn and Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen. Additionally, the company will take over the global management of SMACKsongs and SMACKBlue broadcasting.

McAnally is the most nominated songwriter in CMA Awards history and has co-authored more than 50 country #1 hits. He has worked as a writer and/or producer with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerina, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Reba McEntire, Jonas Brothers. others.

The deal includes all of McAnally’s co-wrote songs (whose songs released prior to that have already been sold) that have benefited since 2019, as well as forward rights to his future songs over the next four years starting January 1. includes his fair share of most of the songs he co-wrote with Brandy Clark for “Shucked.” all Meanwhile, all of the production rights from 2019 to the end of 2022 are included in the deal. (The ongoing four-year deal for McAnally’s songwriting is part of the deal for the production rights.)

While no figures on the deal have been disclosed, it’s the largest publishing acquisition ever for CTM Outlander, which has committed to investing a billion dollars in song publishing and has already received catalogs from Music Row authors such as Natalie Hemby and Ben Burgess. Michael Tyler.

“Working with CTM brings a great opportunity to partner with a truly innovative company that has opened other partnerships with other writers and kept our writers in-house,” said SMACK president Robert Carlton. Variation.

Left to Right: Thomas Deelder, Creative Director, CTM Publishing; Les Ware, CEO of Outlander Capital; Shane McAnally; Mike McKool, Head of Outlander Capital; André de Raaff, CEO of CTM Outlander; Robert Carlton, President of SMACK; Jeff Chown, COO of Outlander Capital; Jason Turner, Consultant, McAnally & SMACK
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Carlton points to the fact that a London West End contract for “Shucked” was announced this week as proof of McAnally’s growth potential in multiple areas. “’Shucked’ will open doors for Shane around the world, and now he’s moving forward. We will also have many more ‘Shucked’ productions. This (London) is just a first.”

Attorney Jason Turner, one of several attorneys at Keller Turner Andrews & Ghanem who worked on the deal for SMACK, said, “From my point of view, I’d like to add that the catalog landscape and market has changed, especially in the last nine months, with rising interest rates and inflation, and CTM Outlander. “Companies like me are now definitely at the forefront of investing in major songwriters and independent publishers like SMACK. They make deals, they make deals, and they’re people of honor. For me, for Robert and Shane, it was an obvious fit on a human level.”

Turner adds: “I can say right now that Shane is one of a kind. I don’t know of any other country songwriter/record producer/TV show developer/Broadway music writer/record operator/broadcasting company owner in existence. Literally checked every single box. He’s really a unicorn in Nashville.

McAnally said in a statement, “I am very excited to begin this new partnership built on mutual passion for all things music and the global reach of this incredible team. Andre is a visionary and understands the importance of managing music rights, as he has shown throughout his career. As I continue to expand my creative work into new areas, Andre and his team recognize my passion not only for creating music in the traditional sense, but also for film, TV, Broadway and beyond. I am grateful to the CTM Outlander team for partnering with me to manage my catalog copyrights and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in the next few years.”

CTM Outlander is a joint effort between Dallas-based Outlander Capital, led by Les Ware and Mike McKool, and Netherlands-based CTM, owned by André de Raaff and Jitze de Raaff.

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