An announcement was made yesterday that Warner Chappell Music, a publishing company based out of Los Angeles, CA, has signed our guy Zach Bryan to a global publishing deal.
North American President Ryan Press had this to say in the statement.
“Zach has already had a record-breaking start to his career and there’s so much more to come.
He isn’t afraid to do things differently, and it’s been incredible to see him become such a positive force in the industry and reshape how singer/songwriters release music.
This is a huge moment, and we’re very proud to be on this journey together as he continues to carve out his own path.”
Zach added plenty of thankful words and some details that should put those wary of an industry deal at ease.
“I’d like to personally thank David and the team over at Warner Chappell. I was just a confused kid in the Navy four years ago and they were the first people I talked to in the industry, literally.
They never pushed a four-man writing team on me, they never asked me to do anything I didn’t want to do, they just believed in me.
I owe them more than just support, I owe them back the faith they had in me as a barely 23-year-old Oklahoma kid walking around New York like a sore thumb.”
While the news might make fans worry that the corporate pressures will get to him, I think it’s safe to say that he’s in a great place.
And given American Heartbreak already had an immense amount of success, the sky is literally the limit for the Okie.
Hats off to you, Zach.
Here’s to a ton more success.