Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Verse 2 Music Sign Dylan Schneider to Global Deal22 November 2023 - Press release
Sony Music Publishing Nashville, in partnership with Verse 2 Music, today announced the signing of two-time RIAA Gold country artist and songwriter Dylan Schneider to a global publishing deal.
Praised by Billboard as “Country Music’s Next Rising Star, Schneider has earned his place on the map as one of today’s most promising new hitmakers, following the release of his viral single “Ain’t Missin’ You” and earning his stripes as a Top 5 songwriter on Dustin Lynch’s “Momma’s House.” Gaining over 500k social followers in just a few months, the BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records artist’s smash hit “Ain’t Missin’ You” is currently climbing the country radio charts, after topping TikTok’s viral country music playlist and racking in over 121M TikTok views, 121k user-generated TikTok videos and 30M on-demand streams and counting.
Currently, Schneider is on tour with Scotty McCreery, after wrapping dates with Kane Brown and Tyler Hubbard, and he is set to join Nate Smith’s 2024 tour that will kick off in January. “It’s an honor to have Dylan in the family. He’s such a talented artist and songwriter,” said Kane Brown.
Dylan Schneider said, “I’ve respected Kane for so long, so I’m thrilled to join the Verse 2/SMP family. Writing songs for myself and other artists is so rewarding, I can’t believe I get to call this work. I can’t wait to start this new journey with the best team. Thanks for believing in me. Let’s make some magic!”
Partner, Verse 2 Music, Kent Earls said, “Verse 2 is really excited to announce the signing of Dylan Schneider. Dylan is not only an incredible artist but an equally talented songwriter. He is already proven as a hit songwriter for both himself and other artists. We are excited to partner with him and his team to create some musical history.”
Sony Music Publishing Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston said, “Dylan Schneider is a proven hitmaker who is poised for even more, and he will be a great addition to the Verse 2 family. I’m also very excited about what Kane and Kent are building at Verse 2 – with three #1 singles in their first three years of business, I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish next.”
Signed to BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records, Schneider has scored two RIAA-certified gold records and garnered over 300M streams and counting. He has toured with top acts like Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, LANCO, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chris Lane and Niko Moon. Schneider was recently named a “Breakthrough Artist to Watch” by Amazon Music, an “Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Taste of Country and Sounds Like Nashville, and he was declared “Country Music’s Next Rising Star” by Billboard.
Verse 2 Music launched in 2021 in partnership with Sony Music Publishing. The venture, led by award-winning artist and songwriter Kane Brown and music industry veteran Kent Earls, represents many of country music’s most notable acts such as Josh Hoge, Rivers Rutherford and Joybeth Taylor.