Jonathan Smith Extends Partnership With Essential Music Publishing & Signs With Sony Music Publishing

Jonathan smith
Jonathan Smith

Renowned songwriter and producer Jonathan Smith has extended his partnership with Essential Music Publishing and signed a new long-term deal with Sony Music Publishing Nashville.

This collaboration will see Essential Music Publishing exclusively handling Smith’s publishing within the Worship and Contemporary Christian Music genres, while Sony Music Publishing will focus on his songwriting projects across the country music genre.

Smith, a two-time GRAMMY Award winner, has been responsible for producing and writing some of today’s biggest hits. His credits include Worship/CCM tracks like “House of the Lord” by Phil Wickham, “I’m So Blessed” by CAIN, “There Was Jesus (feat. Dolly Parton)” and “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams, and “Glorious Day” from Passion.

Rusty Gaston, CEO of Sony Music Publishing Nashville, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are massive fans of Jonathan’s work – it is the heartbeat behind his craft that leaves a unique mark on every one of his songs. We couldn’t be happier to partner with Jonathan and Essential to lead his country music charge.”

Holly Zabka, President/CEO of Provident Entertainment, also expressed excitement about the collaboration and the extension of Smith’s songwriting talents into the country music space, while continuing their partnership in the CCM/worship genre.

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