Robison is simply the newest to return aboard on the ever-expanding administration and manufacturing firm, which just lately tapped William Lowery and Shawn McSpadden to assist broaden the attain of label Vary Music from Nashville.
He involves Vary from Hipgnosis Songs Group, the place he served as Govt Vice President, A&R. Robison’s time there adopted his work to cement 2020 Hipgnosis’ acquisition of Large Deal Music Group, the indie music writer the place he served as Co-President and Accomplice, constructing and overseeing the pop division, whereas solidifying joint ventures with Ricky Reed’s Good Life Music and Julian Bunetta & John Ryan’s Large Household Music.
In an announcement shared with Deadline on Monday, Vary Media Companions co-founder and Vary Music founding companion Matt Graham famous that “Casey and the group imagine there’s a great alternative to launch a boutique publishing firm within the Vary ecosystem. The connectivity to our administration roster, label, movie/TV relationships and music supervisors present a fertile floor for growing writers and producers.
“Casey will lead our publishing division that features Sam Drake, Federico Morris, Jared Cotter and has already signed songwriter Geoff Warburton and has the help of the entire Vary Media Companions group,” Graham added. “His expertise as a builder at Large Deal and Hipgnosis is crucial to getting our technique and tradition honed to make sure most alternative for our expertise. We couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about what we are able to create collectively.”
Added Robison: “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the inventive group at Vary. Because the firm’s creation just some years in the past, I’ve admired its spirit, tradition and dynamic development. Vary’s curated strategy to figuring out and fostering expertise throughout genres will function a blueprint for the way we construct the publishing firm, which shall be devoted to long-term profession development for each artists and writers.”
Throughout his time at Hipgnosis, Robison labored with such musical artists as Monsters & Strangerz (Jordan and Stefan Johnson), John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Normani, Teddy Geiger, Imad Royal, Dan Wilson, Joe London and Steph Jones, amongst others. He started his profession as an intern at Capitol Data whereas attending USC, and after graduating, was employed as an A&R assistant at Chrysalis Publishing, the place he labored along with his future Large Deal Music companions Kenny MacPherson, Jamie Cerreta and Dave Ayers. Between his time at Chrysalis Publishing and Large Deal Music, he served as Senior Director at BMI in Los Angeles, the place he labored with artists like Gary Clark Jr., Foster the Folks and Think about Dragons, whom he signed to the corporate. He’s additionally a founding co-producer of the songwriting podcast And the Author Is…With Ross Golan, launched in 2017.
Vary Media Companions’ music division is helmed by Managing Companions Graham, Jack Minihan, Tyler Henry, Melissa Ruderman, Chris Thomas, Evan Winiker, Cory Litwin, and now McSpadden, in addition to Companions Michele Harrison, Greg Johnson, Rachel Douglas, Ace Christian and Joel Zimmerman. The division has, since its inception just a little over two years in the past, lauched its personal label in partnership with Capitol Music Group and Virgin Music & Artist Label Providers, final 12 months touchdown 9 #1 hits, in addition to seven Grammy nominations.
Notable purchasers of the label embody Jack Harlow, Saweetie, Justin Tranter, Cordae, Midland, Murda Beatz, Nova Wav, Nicky Romero, D Smoke, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Hailey Whitters, Lauv, MAX, HARV, Sean Douglas, Wondagurl, Wealthy the Kiabd, Yola, Eric Bellinger, Tkay Maidza, Pentatonix and Luke Grimes, amongst others.