Rising junior songwriting major Lauren Weintraub was announced this week as the first songwriter signed to a joint venture between Brandy Clark’s All BC Music and Big Machine Music, which according to Billboard was formed to allow the pair to discover, mentor, sign and develop songwriters. Clark is a Belmont alumna.
Weintraub, who played in the April 2019 Best of the Best showcase as an ASCAP Writers’ Night winner, has been garnering incredible acclaim in the past year, including her win in the 2018 Recording Academy/Grammy U contest with her song “Careful Now.” Earlier this year, her performance of her song “If You Were Gonna Leave Anyway” was featured as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest series and given their “Top Shelf” designation representing the best songs heard this year by NPR’s panel of judges, which included Grammy® winner, Jason Isbell.
Nashville Songwriters Association International also named Lauren “One To Watch” and she separately received honorable mention in their Song Contest co-sponsored by CMT.
For more on this story, read this week’s Billboard article on her signing.