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Makin’ Music LLC is a full-service independent music company. Since 1985 we’ve been providing the very best creative services to clients in all areas of the music industry.

Our intense commitment to excellence has resulted in a powerfully creative independent music company. Makin’ Music has built a strong history and excellent reputation in Nashville based on the honest and fair treatment of our clients throughout the years.

MAKIN MUSIC MARKETING and MMFILM ADDING NEW TALENT 

MAKIN MUSIC MARKETING and MMFILM ARE VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME ETHAN SCHUSTER TO OUR TEAM. ETHAN IS AN EXPERIENCED SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR FOR BANDS AND DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY.  HE IS DIRECTING THE NEW VIDEO FOR FOREMOST RECORDS ON DIAMOND JIM WOOD - "HONEST WOMAN" SET FOR A SUMMER RELEASE. ETHAN JOINS OUR WONDERFUL TEAM OF LEXI GEBOW, JEREMY GREENBAUM, AND SHARALYN ROCKEFELLER THAT HAVE CONTINUED TO BUILD TREMENDOUS EXPOSURE AND FAN BASE FOR MAKIN MUSIC AND FOREMOST RECORDS CLIENTS.

BLAKE SHELTON, LUKE BRYAN KACEY MUSGRAVES KENNY CHESNEY JASON ALDEAN  

WE ARE SO VERY THANKFUL TO ALL THE GREAT ARTISTS WHO USE OUR SONGS. BLAKE SHELTON, LUKE BRYAN, KACEY MUSGRAVES, KENNY CHESNEY, JASON ALDEAN, RANDY TRAVIS, REBA, RASCALL FLATTS, GEORGE STRAIT, ALAN JACKSON, LORETTA LYNN, BARBARA MANDRELL, DELBERT McCLINTON,GEORGE JONES, MERLE HAGGARD and so many more. THANK YOU! We LOVE you!

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LUKE BRYAN JASON ALDEAN TIM McGRAW  

THE MAKIN MUSIC MANAGEMENT , RADIO PROMOTION, MARKETING AND A%R TEAM HAVE THE PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE OF WORKING FOR SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LUKE BRYAN, JASON ALDEAN, TIM McGRAW, FAITH HILL, KEITH WHITLEY, WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, GEORGE JONES, RANDY TRAVIS, BILLY RAY CYRUS, TOBY KEITH, REBA,  TERRI CLARK and many many more. THANK YOU! WE LOVE YOU AND ARE MAJOR FANS.

36 YEARS OF MAKIN MUSIC 

MAKIN MUSIC/FOREMOST RECORDS IS VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE NASHVILLE MUSIC BUSINESS AND MUSIC ROW FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS. WE HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED WITH A MULTITUDE OF HITS, #1 RECORDS, MAJOR CUTS AND FILM USAGES.WE HAVE BEEN  HELPED SO VERY MUCH BY SO MANY GREAT COMPANIES AND CLIENTS. WARNER BROTHERS, SONY, EMI, UNIVERSAL, MERCURY,BMI, ASCAP,  DECCA, MCA, CAPITOL, CURB, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, BLAKE SHELTON, LUKE BRYAN, JASON ALDEAN, KENNY CHESNEY, GEORGE JONES, ALL NATIONS MUSIC JIM ED NORMAN, THE VOICE,NETFLIX and so many more. THANK YOU NASHVILLE! THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

VALUABLE ADDITIONS TO MAKIN MUSIC SONGPLUGGING TEAM 

WE ARE VERY BLESSED TO HAVE GREAT CONDUITS. THESE ARE FOLKS THAT HAVE SPECIAL ACCESS TO PARTICULAR SELECT MAJOR ARTISTS, PRODUCERS AND MUSIC SUPERVISORS. WE ARE SO VERY APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR GREAT WORK FOR US IN PLACING SONGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH RECENT USAGES ON BLAKE SHELTON, KACEY MUSGRAVES, LUKE BRYAN, JASON ALDEAN, THE VOICE (SEASON FINALE), ALAN JACKSON AND 3 FEATURE FILMS.

WELCOME ROUND ROOM PRODUCTIONS 

WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH ROUND ROOM PRODUCTIONS AND SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR ANGELA SHELTON ON THEIR NEWEST FEATURE FILM. NEW SINGLE FROM FILM WRITTEN BY ANGELA SHELTON AND CHRIS DODSON SET TO RELEASE MARCH 2 2021. ANGELA SHELTON'S WORK AS A SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR/ MODEL AND ACTRESS HAS RESULTED IN NUMEROUS AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR HER SUCCESSFUL FEATURE FILMS EARNING HER WINNING SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, EMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE AND ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION. WELCOME TO NASHVILLE!! 

GOD BLESS LOWER BROADWAY 

COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS TONIGHT THAT MORE PEOPLE WERE NOT KILLED OR INJURED EARLY THIS MORNING ON SECOND AVENUE RIGHT OFF AND PART OF LOWER BROADWAY.  THE LOWER BROADWAY BAND HAS PLAYED HONDREDS OF SHOWS RIGHT THERE WHERE BOMB WENT OFF.  VERY SOBERING AND WE ARE SO THANKFUL BAND AND MANAGEMENT ARE ALL SAFE AND HEALTHY THIS BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

CHRISTMAS EVE ON MUSIC ROW 

AS MAKIN MUSIC WINDS UP OUR 35th YEAR HERE ON MUSIC ROW WE ARE SO VERY BLESSED AND GRATEFUL TO ALL OF THE HUNDREDS OF WONDERFUL TALENTED PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED US SO VERY MUCH! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

CHRISTMAS ON MUSIC ROW 

CHRISTMAS ON MUSIC ROW IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE FOR US. OUR TRADITION OF ALWAYS PITCHING A SONG ON CHRISTMAS EVE IS GOING STRONG. WE GOT A HUGE KENNY CHESNEY CUT ONE CHRISTNAS EVE WHEN NOONE WAS OPEN ON MUSIC ROW BUT RCA AND MAKIN MUSIC. AT CHRISTMAS TIME THE ROW IS SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A VERY VERY CREATIVE VIBE ALL AROUND!

MUSIC ROW IS JUST SUCH A SPECIAL AND HISTORIC PLACE. MAKIN MUSIC AND FOREMOST RECORDS CHERISH OUR 35 YEARS HERE. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

SONGPLUGGING SERVICES BLAKE SHELTON LUKE BRYAN KACEY MUSGRAVES 

WE ARE VERY BLESSED TO HAVE THE HELP OF OUR CONDUITS. THESE ARE FOLKS THAT HAVE SPECIAL CLOSE ACCESS AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY ARTISTS, PRODUCERS AND MUSIC SUPERVISORS AND ASSIST US IN PITCHING TO THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT WORK! AND RECENT SUCCESSES WITH BLAKE SHELTON, LUKE BRYAN, KACEY MUSGRAVES,KENNY CHESNEY, THE VOICE SEASON FINALE and 2 FEATURE FILMS. KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!

MUSIC ROW MADNESS 

AS THEY SAY TIME MARCHES ON. STILL VERY UNNERVING TO WATCH PROGRESS TEAR DOWN THE BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSES THAT MADE UP MUSIC ROW IN FAVOR OF HIGH RISES AND MORE HIGH RISES AND EVEN MORE HIGH RISES. WE OFTEN PONDER WHAT WOULD HANK WILLIAMS THINK OF THE MODERN DAY MARKET DRIVEN MUSIC BIZ AND HIGH RISE CRAZY MUSIC ROW?

INDEPENDENT SONPLUGGING 

OUR HEAD SONGPLUGGER AND FOUNDER CHRIS DODSON MADE THE FIRST INDEPENDENT SONGPLUGGING DEAL IN 1978 TO REPRESENT THE WORKS OF MICHAEL MURPHEY( WILDFIRE, WHAT'S FOEVER FOR) THROUGH HIS SONGPLUGGING ACTIVITIES AT TREE PUBLISHING ( WORLD'S LARGEST COUNTRY MUSIC PUBLISHER AT THE TIME). SOON AFTER HE DID A SIMILIAR DEAL WITH CONWAY TWITTY. IN 1985 DODSON OPENED MAKIN MUSIC SONGPLUGGING. OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS THE SONGPLUGGING TEAM HAS SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED MANY OF THE TOP SONGWRITERS AND MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND SCORED A STEADY STREAM OF MAJOR CUTS, HITS, # 1 RECORDS AND FILM AND TV USAGES FOR OUR CLIENTS. WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE GENERATED OVER 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN ROYALTIES FOR OUR CLIENTS. WE ARE SO VERY VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL THE WONDERFUL WRITERS AND COPYRIGHT USERS. AND - THE BEST IS YET TO COME. CHEERS!

200+ RADIO STATIONS 

FOREMOST RECORDS AND MAKIN MUSIC RADIO PROMOTION ARE VERY PROUD TO HAVE 235 COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS ACROSS THE US SPINNING OUR RECORDS. THANK YOU! WE LOVE YOU!

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