Big Loud Records partners with female-centric label
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
– Big Loud Records announced it has started a "partnership" with Songs & Daughters a new, female-focused label with ace songwriter Nicolle Galyon.
Galyon, who has written for artists including Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, will be president of Songs & Daughters. The label also signed Canadian singer/songwriter Madison Kozak.
The mission of Songs & Daughters is to be a music home for females. Galyon created the company to provide the mentorship and strong female leadership she wished she had when she first moved to Nashville 17 years ago.
"The heart behind Songs & Daughters is to be rooted and liberated at the same time," said Galyon. "For me, this role is an extension of something I already am, and that's a mother. I hope to nurture the song, I hope to nurture the daughter, and I hope that the artists matter just as much as the music that we're making. Songs & Daughters is a bigger way to tell young female creatives, 'yes you can'."
"Nicolle Galyon has become a beacon to what this community is all about. I've watched first-hand how she has encouraged young artists to be confident, to be themselves, and - most importantly - never be afraid to speak their truth," said Big Loud partner Seth England. "It's been our vision to eventually create unique and strategic partnerships with like-minded professionals. Nicolle is ready to take the next step in her professional journey, and Big Loud couldn't be more thankful she chose us to be her partner."
Kozak will release her first track, "First Last Name," under Songs & Daughters across all digital platforms on Friday. Inspired by her close relationship with her father, who instilled in her a love of country, the song was co-penned by Kozak with Claire Douglas and James Slater.
A 22-year-old native of Ontario, Canada, Kozak attended Belmont University and is currently signed to Big Loud's publishing arm. Influences include Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn,
"It feels full circle with my background to come from a big family, small town and then to connect with Nicolle who has the same upbringing," Kozak said. "It feels like a very natural step to take with Big Loud. They have been watching from a distance the past year, letting me grow on my own with their help. I'm so grateful for their support and that it's such a natural flow."
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