Frank Rogers promoted to Creative Director at Spirit Music Group

Spirit Music Group has promoted Frank Rogers to Chief Creative Officer, Spirit Music Group/General Manager, Spirit Music Nashville.

In his new role, Rogers will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Spirit Music Group’s global roster and creative activities, as well as continuing to oversee Spirit Music Nashville’s operational activities.

Rogers will continue to be based in Nashville.

In 2016, Spirit Music Group entered into a multi-pronged deal with Frank Rogers and his company Fluid Music Revolution forming the Spirit/Fluid joint venture.

Through this agreement, Spirit acquired Rogers’ one-third interest in certain Sea Gayle Music copyrights.

He also joined Spirit’s roster as a songwriter, and the company exclusively administers all of his new compositions worldwide. In 2019, Spirit Music Group named Rogers CEO of Spirit Music Nashville.

Rogers moved to Nashville in 1990 and earned his music business degree from Belmont University where he met future collaborator Brad Paisley.

Rogers then worked for EMI Nashville Production and opened independent Nashville publisher Sea Gayle Music with Paisley and Chris DuBois.

While at Spirit Music Group, Rogers announced the acquisition of a number of Tim McGraw’s master recordings, including his hits The highway doesn’t care and Humble & Kind (Grammy Best Country Song, CMT Video of the Year, CMA Song of the Year and AMA Favorite Country Song).

Spirit also recently announced the acquisition from the masters artist for Jason Aldean. The deal includes nine albums, including 24 No. 1 songs, 34 Top 10 songs and six RIAA-certified Platinum albums.

All of these albums have historically been released through Broken Bow Records, which Acquisition of BMG in 2017 for $103 million. GMB/Broken Bow has confirmed that he will continue to be the exclusive licensed label partner for Aldean’s records until at least 2030.

The acquisition also included neighboring rights and SoundExchange royalties.

Under Frank Rogers’ leadership, Spirit Music Nashville also acquired part of the publishing catalog of hit songwriter Jonathan Singleton and four-time Grammy winner David Garcia (co-writer/co-producer of Meant to be who spent 50 weeks at No. 1, 2019 ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year).


In addition to being a music publishing executive, Frank Rogers is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter who, according to Spirit, has produced 44 No. 1 singles, over 80 Top 20 singles and over 60 records. or RIAA-certified multi-platinum/platinum/gold singles. .

He has worked with artists such as Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss, Frank Ray and Scotty McCreery.

Rogers has 18 CMA nominations (including one win) and 27 ACM nominations (including five wins) and has produced 17 Grammy-nominated songs/albums, including four winners.

Rogers co-wrote songs including She’ll miss me (Brad Paisley); Very well and This (Darius Rucker); five more minutes, That’s it, Between, Your time (Scotty McCreery); and Side Road Song (Granger Smith).

His songs have been recorded by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Hootie And The Blowfish, Lee Brice, Kidd Rock, Billy Gibbons and Matthew West.

“Frank brings a wealth of experience to our company, both as a multi-platinum songwriter/music producer in his own right and as a highly accomplished music publishing executive with a proven history of delivering hit after hit with our list.

Jon Singer, Spiritual Music Group

Jon Singer, Chairman of Spirit Music Group, said, “I am confident that Frank is the right person to lead Spirit Music Group’s global creative team in this exciting next chapter.

“Frank brings a wealth of experience to our company, both as a multi-platinum songwriter/music producer in his own right and as a highly accomplished music publishing executive with a proven history of delivering hit after hit with our list.

“We are thrilled to provide Spirit Music Group’s global roster of artists, songwriters and producers of all genres with top executive talent and a creative executive at the helm who knows how to build business and careers. for our authors.

“What Frank has accomplished with Spirit Music Nashville is a great example of what a thriving music publishing community can accomplish and we look forward to seeing him apply his creative strategy to our global offices.”

“We are delighted that Frank has chosen to continue to build on his successful history with Spirit Music Group.”

Joe Borrino, spiritual music group

Joe Borrino, COO/CFO of Spirit Music Group, said, “Frank’s experience speaks for itself. He is an accomplished music publishing executive and a true music man who understands all facets of the music publishing business.

“We are delighted that Frank has chosen to continue to build on his successful history with Spirit Music Group.”

“I am honored to continue and expand my relationship with Spirit Music Group.”

Frank Rogers

Frank Rogers said, “I am honored to continue and expand my relationship with Spirit Music Group. Jon Singer, Ross Cameron and Joe Borrino have been great partners over the past few years and I look forward to continuing to build on Spirit’s awesome foundation.

“I am thrilled to be working with all of Spirit’s songwriters and staff as we expand our global presence while building Spirit Music Group into the world’s leading independent music publisher.”

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