Anthem Acquires Catalog From Beth & Luke Laird’s Creative Nation


Luke and Beth Laird

Luke and Beth Laird (Photo: Spencer Combs)

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Independent Nashville music publisher Anthem Entertainment announced the acquisition of a selection of music copyrights from the noted songwriting duo Beth and Luke Laird’s entertainment company Creative Nation.

The catalog includes 20 #1 songs and over 60 radio singles suchg as Sam Hunt’s “Hard To Forget” and Harry Styles’smash hit “Watermelon Sugar.” The cross-genre catalog also includes the #1 hit “Adore You” by Harry Styles, and other releases by Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, The Highwomen, Tim McGraw, Sara Bareilles, Jon Pardi, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Morgan Wallen, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, and more.

“Luke and I have worked hard to sign quality people and songwriters and continue to commit to that. We are excited to announce that Anthem Music Publishing purchased Creative Nation’s exploited songs from the past 11 years. I’m grateful to Jason Klein, Sal Fazzari, Andrew Jamal, Adrian Battiston, and Gilles Godard, and everyone at Anthem who worked with our team (Derek Crownover, Megan Pekar, John Rolfe, Chris King and Kella Farris) for making this such a smooth and transparent process. It’s great to know our past copyrights are being taken care of by a great publisher and we are excited to continue building Creative Nation,” said Creative Nation’s Beth Laird.

“Over the years I have been fortunate to have songs recorded by so many incredible artists. I’m grateful that a company as renowned as Anthem sees the value in these songs, and I’m excited my exploited copyrights have been sold to Anthem alongside the Creative Nation songs,” added Luke Laird.

The financial terms of the deal were not revealed. Derek Crownover, Megan Pekar and John Rolfe of Loeb and Loeb handled the transaction on behalf of Creative Nation and Luke Laird.


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