Jason Isbell Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal


Just days after earning his first Grammy nomination, Jason Isbell has just signed a brand new publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing.

The move comes at the end of a successful year, thanks to his highly-celebrated fifth solo album, Something More Than Free.

“We are thrilled to be working with Jason and his incredible song catalog,” Downtown COO Andrew Bergman said, according to “With each new album, Jason’s music continues to reach ever-wider audiences, crossing over to numerous genres. We are truly honored to partner with Jason and his fantastic team.”

In June, fellow Americana favorite Sturgill Simpson also inked a deal with Downtown. Both Simpson and Isbell’s new contracts will help place the artists’ music earn placements in highly-publicised films and television shows.

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“We look forward to doing more licensing, helping him promote his brand, and we’re in a great place for that. We feel like timing wise it couldn’t be better for all of us,” Downtown Music Publishing’s VP of A&R Steve Markland said of the deal.

Isbell’s album Something More Than Free is up for Best Americana Album, while his single “24 Frames” earned a nomination for Best American Roots Song at the 2016 Grammys.

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Jason Isbell Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal