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Larkin Signs with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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(From L-R) Sony/ATV Creative Manager Ed Williams, Songwriting Chair at Belmont University James I. Elliott, Maddie Larkin, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Troy Tomlinson

Belmont University sophomore songwriting major Maddie Larkin signed a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing after participating in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business’s “All Access” program.

President and CEO of Sony ATV Music Nashville Troy Tomlinson said,“We were truly impressed with the level of talent of the Belmont students. Maddie’s abilities and commercial appeal moved us to sign her to a publishing deal and begin what I suspect will be a long time relationship and many years of success.” 

The “All Access” program was developed to give Belmont students the opportunity to present their music to the world’s leading music publisher. Students were able to submit two music videos to the Sony/ATV Creative team, who then selected six students to perform live for the team in Columbia Studio A on February 23. The “All Access” program will continue in the upcoming school year.

Larkin feels incredibly honored to be chosen. “I am so grateful to be joining the Sony/ATV team! Since I first started coming to Nashville to write when I was 15, I have dreamed of being able to call Sony my home. Thank you to God, my family and everyone that has believed in me. I feel so blessed,” she said.

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