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HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A TOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE
I.B. will be your guide. (7/15a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
ON THE COVER:
CHAPPELL ROAN
Half of Island's one-two punch (7/15a)
AUSTIN NEAL STICKS THE LANDING
These two are tight. (7/15a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
Pub Crawling
DOWNTOWN HOPS IN THE TRENCHES WITH JOSH RAMSAY
12/15/23

Downtown Music Publishing has landed a global publishing deal with Josh Ramsay, lead singer of Marianas Trench and the songwriter behind Carly Rae Jepsen's Grammy-nominated hit, "Call Me Maybe." Other credits include Nickelback, 5 Seconds of Summer, Faber Drive and Danny Fernandez.

Under the new deal, Downtown will provide global administration and creative services for Ramsay’s catalog, which includes Jepsen's "Sour Candy" and "Guitar String/Wedding Ring" as well as Nickelback's "She Keeps Me Up" and "Satellite." The deal also covers Ramsay’s publishing share of Marianas Trench.

“Josh Ramsay is one of the most talented artists I’ve worked with in my 30-year career in the entertainment business," Jonathan Simkin, artist manager at Simkin Artist Management, said. "Right from the first demo he ever sent me, I knew I was dealing with a rare and extraordinary talent. His musicality is unparalleled. His artistic versatility and ability to work in multiple genres has enabled him to work with many diverse acts.

"When it came time for us to decide who to work with, it was important that we found a group who had both the ability to protect and nurture Josh’s incredible catalog, but also be able to help with new opportunities, not just for the catalog, but also going forward for Josh as a writer and producer. Downtown’s interest in both the catalog and in the artist really made the difference.”

We just wish we had a fraction of Ramsay's joie de vivre. Instead, we just continue to bemoan our existence.