Concord Music Publishing inks new agreement with Donovan Woods12 November 2020 - Press release
Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning singer-songwriter Donovan Woods. The new publishing agreement, effective immediately, will cover all future works as well as several songs off of his latest album, Without People, released on November 6, 2020, including recent singles, “Seeing Other People” and “We Used To.”
Originally hailing from Sarnia, Ontario, Donovan Woods has written for notable artists such as Tim McGraw and Lady A’s Charles Kelley; and as an artist, Woods’ catalog has surpassed more than 200 million streams.
Woods recorded his seventh album Without People, a collection of lyrically forward, progressive songs bound by the themes of the human condition, in a makeshift recording studio in his Toronto home during the quarantine this year. The album features co-writes with Tucker Beathard, Ashley Monroe, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, fellow Concord writer Thomas Finchum and Katie Pruitt. Upon its release, the new album debuted at No.1 on iTunes Singer Songwriter album charts in the US and Canada and has received critical praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, Uproxx, American Songwriter to name a few.
"I’ve known Brad for a long while now, he was an early supporter when I arrived in Nashville, so I’m thrilled to get the chance to work closely with him and his squad,” said Donovan Woods. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the team, so I’m very happy to get started and be a part of the excitement."
In tandem with the release of his new album, Woods launched the Donovan Woods With People Project. This creative endeavor will help support people in marginalized communities by collaborating with independent creators around the world and across a diverse range of art mediums to create visual interpretations of each song on Woods’ new record. The newest release from the project is the new v ideo for “We Used To,” created by Brooklyn-based artist/songwriter Ariana and the Rose.
“Donovan is a poet and a true craftsman. He has an uncanny ability to write songs that invariably make the listener feel he wrote it about their own life,” said Brad Kennard, SVP A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville. “For years now, I’ve loved his artistry and have had so much respect for his songwriting. It’s a thrill to finally get the opportunity to work with him.”
Woods is managed by Michelle Szeto at Paquin Entertainment and represented by Paradigm Talent Agency (US), Paquin Artists Agency (Canada), The Orchard, WMA Agency and Shore Fire Media.