John Paul White has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music.
White, a former member of The Civil Wars, has collaborated with and written songs for artists including Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Rodney Crowell, Eli Young Band, Ronan Keating and The Steel Drivers.
“JPW is in a league of his own. Aside from his world-class vocals and inventive melodies, he is a diverse and in-demand collaborator, a creative producer, and an astute businessman,” said Ben Vaughn, president and CEO of WCM Nashville. “Really proud to welcome him to the global Warner Chappell family.”
“It was very important for me to find a partner that wholeheartedly believes in me and my work,” said White. “Ben and the entire team at Warner Chappell have a real expertise, dedication, and passion for the music. I’m grateful for their support and look forward to working together.”
In April, White released his LP The Hurting Kind, co-produced by Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner with co-writing credits from Nashville songwriters Bobby Braddock and Whisperin' Bill Anderson.
White is co-managed by Brad Oldham at Vector Management and Michael Goldstone at Mom & Pop.