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Country 17/05/2016

Downtown Acquires Renowned Country Lyricist Charlie Black's Chart Toppers

Downtown Acquires Renowned Country Lyricist Charlie Black's Chart Toppers

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Downtown Music Publishing has acquired an interest in country lyricist Charlie Black's music publishing catalogs. One of the most recorded Nashville songwriters ever, Black has been named Songwriter Of The Year three times and was elected to the NSAI Songwriter Hall Of Fame in 1991.

Beginning with his first hit "I Don't Know You Anymore," recorded by Tommy Overstreet, Charlie has written fifteen #1 songs including "Shadows In The Moonlight" by Anne Murray, "Right on the Money" by Alan Jackson, "You Lie" by Reba McEntire, "100% Chance of Rain" by Gary Morris, "Honor Bound" by Earl Thomas Conley, and the Grammy nominated songs "A Little Good News" by Anne Murray and "Come Next Monday" by K.T. Oslin.

Of the announcement, Downtown Nashville's Vice President, Steve Markland said, "It is an honor to be a part of Charlie Black's catalogue. He's been one of the most gifted and celebrated songwriters in Nashville for most of his illustrious career."

Charlie Black's songs have been recorded by such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Don Williams, Paul Anka, Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, and George Strait. His song "Goodbye Says It All" was Blackhawk's first big hit, and he helped launch Phil Vassar's amazing career with "Carlene" and "Six-Pack Summer."

About Downtown Music Publishing
Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Hardwell, Santigold and Carla Bruni. The company also represents such renowned publishing catalogs as Cy Coleman's Notable Music, the legendary Latin music catalog, Fania, the UK's Kassner Music, and Germany's Budde Music. The company's technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

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