Tyler Childers Signs Global Publishing Deal
Tyler Childers has signed a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Nashville. Separate from his label deal with Sony’s RCA Records in partnership with his own imprint Hickman Holler Records, this publishing deal is to represent his original songs in publishing opportunities specifically.
The primary benefit to artists signing a publishing deal is to get their music placed in movies, films, television shows, streaming series, and other outlets. The boost in exposure can be important for songwriters, especially ones who aren’t regularly featured on mainstream radio like Tyler Childers. Artists such as Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell have signed similar high-profile deals in the past.
“Nashville is home to world-class songwriters and Tyler is undoubtedly one of the best,” said Ben Vaughn, President & CEO of Warner Chappell Music Nashville. “His poignant words do what great music can do—move us, invite self-reflection, and spark conversations.”
Tyler Childers has become one of the most successful country music artists in modern history that doesn’t receive regular mainstream radio play. He has now earned two Certified Gold records for the songs “Whitehouse Road” and “Lady May,” a Platinum certification for the song “Feathered Indians,” and his 2017 album Purgatory was Certified Gold on December 8th, 2020.
The 3 1/2-year-old Purgatory also came in at #19 on Billboard’s year-end 2020 chart, beating out albums such as Luke Bryan’s new album released in 2020, Born Here Live Here Die Here, and Florida Georgia Line’s latest album, 2019’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country. No longer is the excitement for independent releases relegated to the debut week. Tyler Childers and Purgatory have proved to have incredible staying power. The album was again at #17 on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week.
In total, Purgatory has now sold 687,950 total albums factoring in both physical sales and streaming equivalents, with the songs from the album regularly receiving between 7 and 8 millions streams per week. Tyler’s more recent album, 2019’s Country Squier, has sold 282,871 albums sold so far. Now Warner Chappell Nashville will attempt to leverage that appeal in new opportunities.
Tyler Childers also released a surprise album called Long Violent History in 2020. All proceeds from the album go to the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund, which Childers and his wife and performer Senora May established to raise awareness and money for philanthropic efforts in the Appalachian Region.
February 7, 2021 @ 12:24 pm
“His poignant words do what great music can do—move us, invite self-reflection, and spark conversations.”
This sounds suspiciously like “I value Tyler’s as a form of activism.” This would utterly miss the mark. We respond to Tyler first and foremost because he’s genuine and speaks our language.
February 7, 2021 @ 1:08 pm
It means Childers has banked enough goodwill though his work and actions that if he’s caught on video dropping the N-word, he won’t have to be canceled.
February 7, 2021 @ 6:45 pm
Nashville record exec: “His poignant words…”
Tyler Childers: “WELL I GOT YOU ON MY MIND N MAH EVER LOVIN HAND”
Joking aside, more of Tyler Childers’ music in film and other media is a great thing for the world.
February 7, 2021 @ 1:32 pm
You won’t ever catch any video like that involving Tyler Childers. He has enough common sense and respect and doesn’t make a habit of throwing around racial slurs like pet names.
February 7, 2021 @ 3:58 pm
Stop being an ass.
This is wonderful news for Tyler.
Really like he & Senora May.
February 8, 2021 @ 5:28 pm
will he be donating all proceeds to BLM and removing comments from more of his videos? when does his new album ‘Virtue Signalling from the Holler’ come out? possibly a duet with Lady Gaga and a performance at the White House w Biden in the background signing his 55th executive order destroying another 70,000 jobs in the energy sector with the stroke of a pen, raising the price of insulin and releasing all illegal immigrants from jail no matter if they were convicted of rape,murder or dui, will there be a free vaccination and mask with it? asking for a friend
February 8, 2021 @ 6:25 pm
Can we go back to just enjoying music?
February 9, 2021 @ 5:50 am
We can go back to enjoying music when you start reporting on music and nothing else.
Wilson Pick It
February 10, 2021 @ 7:21 am
Gotta love these entitled people who think they can tell someone how to run their own blog.
February 10, 2021 @ 9:27 am
Please explain what you mean? If you only want people to talk about music then only report on music. If you expect to report on everything then that’s where the comments will go. And please educate yourself because you obviously do not know how to use the word entitled correctly
February 8, 2021 @ 8:28 pm
God forbid artists have ideas. Anyways, glad to see Tyler succeeding.
February 8, 2021 @ 11:06 pm
Hey Everyone, I know this has had to have been said before on this issue with Tyler Childers I honestly don’t believe it’s as Political as many may think any fan of Tyler Childers knows just how much he loves and respects his and my home state of Kentucky and if the Breonna Taylor shooting took place any where but Kentucky I don’t believe we would even know what Tyler’s Political views are. Just like Tyler’s response with Martin County KY Sludge Spill “That he believes by far that KY is finest state in our nation and what happened to Martin County Unacceptable! what was called justice for Breonna Taylor was also Unacceptable!
more than anything it just looks like fear Tyler knows all it takes is just a few more of these killings and protest and KY could very well be the next Chicago