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Third & Verse recognized at recent BMI awards

Third & Verse client Steve Solomon received the BMI pop award earlier this month for “Say You Won’t Let Go” written by Steve Solomon, Neil Ormandy, and James Arthur. Recorded by James Arthur, the song was a multi-week #1 song in as many as 9 countries at one time. Join us in celebrating this award and recognition for Steve!

 
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billboard highlights the nashville launch of Third and verse, milk & honey, and My world mgmt.

In a recent exclusive publication, Billboard.com announced the opening of our Nashville operations.

We're excited for others to know that we are here in the Nashville area already with our feet on the ground. 

To read more about our launch and more about the companies you can check out the article with the button below.

 

THIRD & VERSE WELCOMES WHAKAIO TAAHI 

We're excited to announce the signing of Whakaio Taahi to the Third & Verse roster. Whakaio Taahi is a multi-instrumentalist and the former guitarist and principal writer of the internationally-touring Australian band Tonight Alive. Now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, he is a fulltime writer/producer and shares a studio space with Grammy award winning David Hodges. Whakaio’s credits include penning the end title song to The Amazing Spiderman and three top ten Australian albums. Most recently he has been working with Noah Kahan, ZZ Ward, and Emerson Hart.

Pictured (from left to right): Lucas Keller (Partner), Whakaio Taahi, Shelby Yoder (Creative), and David Hodges (Partner).

Not Pictured: David Margolis (Partner)

 
 

Massive congrats to Steve Solomon on 'Say You Won't Let Go'. 

Massive congrats to Neil Ormandy and Third and Verse client Steve Solomon on Say You Won't Let Go. 

James Arthur crowns Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Say You Won't Let Go" climbs 2-1 in its 28th week on the list (dated June 3). His breakthrough hit (released on Columbia Records) crowns the ranking with a 7 percent gain in plays in the week ending May 21, according to Nielsen Music.

The song ties for the fifth-steadiest ascent to No. 1 in the chart's 21-year history. The Script set the mark when "Breakeven" earned the top spot at last in its 36th frame (May 29, 2010).

Columbia executive vp of promotion Lee Leipsner told Billboard on last week's Chart Beat Podcast (May 18) that the lyrics to Arthur's song have proven key to its appeal. "The one line that [women listeners] all like is, 'I held your hair back while you were throwing up.' It's relatable," he says. "What says [love] more than holding your hair while throwing up? It's pretty romantic."

 
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ARTICLE: Creative Growth, Mentorship, and Simplicity with David Margolis and Lucas Keller

Different creators look for different things in a publisher. Some want a big name and a fancy deal, while others expect a bit more from a music publisher. Perhaps, they’re looking for an outlet where they can truly grow their craft and foster a career. Those creators who yearn for that extra bit more search for another option from the majors.  

That alternative is something Third and Verse came to Kobalt to find, helmed by our friends and clients David Hodges (partner and multi-platinum songwriter), David Margolis (partner, and president of My World Management), and Lucas Keller (partner, and president of Milk & Honey).