Atlantic Records in the US has agreed an exclusive label partnership with Big Yellow Dog Music.
Atlantic will team up with the Nashville-based independent music publishing and artist development company. It marks Big Yellow Dog’s first label venture.
Big Yellow Dog was founded by co-owner/CEO Carla Wallace and co-owner Kerry O’Neil. The company’s catalogue includes songs performed by Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Demi Lovato, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Florida Georgia Line, DJ Khaled, Michael Buble and Kacey Musgraves.
The first release from the Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic partnership is Time Of Our Lives by singer-songwriter Brynn Elliott.
"I've been friendly with Carla and Kerry for a while and have always been impressed by their taste, sincerity, and successful early bets on creative talent who have gone on to incredible long-term careers,” said Atlantic president of A&R Pete Ganbarg. “The more we spoke about it, the more it seemed like a no-brainer to partner up.”
He added: “Brynn is a world-class talent who is just beginning to scratch the surface of what's to come. All of us at Atlantic are thrilled to be working with both Brynn and Big Yellow Dog."
“We couldn't be happier to join with such a legendary label, and most importantly, to be able to work with Atlantic's powerful team of highly innovative music lovers,” added Wallace. “I’m delighted to be collaborating with Pete after all these years of friendship, and thank you to Craig, Julie, and Espo for believing in this exciting partnership. I couldn't imagine starting this deal any other way than coming out of the gate with such an inspiring artist as Brynn Elliott.”
PHOTO: (L-R) Nina Webb (SVP, Marketing for Atlantic Records), Julie Greenwald (Chairman & COO, Atlantic Records), Pete Ganbarg (President of A&R, Atlantic Records), Carla Wallace (Co-Owner & COO, Big Yellow Dog), Brynn Elliott, Bruce Flohr (Red Light Management), Nathan Chapman (Producer), Katie Hoaldridge (Red Light Management)