SPIRIT SIGNS HOT WRITER/ PRODUCER CHARLES “CHIZZY” STEPHENS
TO GLOBAL MUSIC PUBLISHING DEAL
LOS ANGELES (June 25, 2014) – Spirit Music Group, a leading independent music publisher, announced today the signing of a global music publishing deal with writer and producer Charles “Chizzy” Stephens. Through the deal, Spirit will provide a wide range of creative services for Chizzy’s complete back catalog and future works. Chizzy joins Spirit’s burgeoning roster of urban writer/ producers.
Chizzy has placed two songs on J-Lo’s 2014 record, A.K.A., titled ‘Same Girl’ and ‘TENS’, co-wrote and produced an emotional ballad track titled “Forever That Man” on Candice Glover’s debut LP and was a featured panelist member during ASCAP’s 2014 EXPO for One-on-One Sessions (Audia-Technica) and iStandard Rapper and Producer Showcase.
In addition to working with Jennifer Lopez and Candice Glover, Chizzy’s music has achieved major placements with artists such as Chris Brown and KPOP group B1A4. Chizzy has also placed a variety of custom made pop and hip hop music for TV shows such as: A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight, BET’s Being Mary Jane, The Search For The Coldest Emcee Campaign by Coors Light and more!Spirit looks forward to a creative partnership with Chizzy that will continue to garner theflourishing career of this young breakout writer/producer.
Chizzy, an Augusta, Georgia native, began his musical training learning on the trumpet, but it was the sounds of Dr. Dre and Master P that would inspire him to focus on the keyboard. From a young age, Chizzy’s ability to develop solid pop and R&B projects earned him notice from GRAMMY Award-winning producers Luis Resto (“Lose Yourself,” “Without Me”), Urban Kris (8 Mile Soundtrack, Eminem) and DJ Head (Devils Night, The Eminem Show). After attending Full Sail University with a degree in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business, Chizzy began working with Poe Boy Entertainment, Plies, and Rick Ross. Currently, Chizzy is working with Justin Beiber.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Charles “Chizzy” Stephens photo available, gratis, for download here. For photo, please credit Spirit Music Group.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company’s repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Elmore James, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go’s, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Usher, Dido, Jewel and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, T.Rex, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Squier, Andrea Bocelli, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as Scissor Sisters, The Naked & Famous, Matt & Kim, Kid Karate, Old Crow Medicine Show, Soft Swells, Kyla LaGrange and San Cisco. Spirit also represents the master recordings of such classic labels as Brunswick, Concord and k-Tel, and buzzing independent labels Fat Possum and The End. The company has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit’s creative staff has helped transform the publisher’s role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership, creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients’ songs and expand their brands. Spirit Music Group is based in New York with affiliate offices all over the world.
For further information about Spirit Music Group, go to www.spiritmusicgroup.com.