Tuesday, July 6, 2021


Will Overton

                                                                        Katie Kerkhover

Discover Sooner, the online platform seeking to accelerate attention of publishers to songwriters, has announced Priceless Answers From Publishers with Will Overton and Katie Kerkhover to be held on Thursday, July 15 at 5pm CDT. The free Zoom event is aimed at songwriters, artists, publishers and industry professionals of all levels. Featured panelists will be Will Overton, A&R Director, Warner Chappell and Katie Kerkhover, Senior Creative Director, A&R, BMG and will be hosted by Nancy Deckant, Founder and CEO of Discover Sooner. Details at https://www.discoversooner.com/events

The interactive event seeks to bring a great understanding of how publishers select the songwriters they sign and to provide a live Q&A session. During the event, three artists will be introduced, and their songs played for the professional panelists. Discover Sooner Career Members can submit a song for consideration. Learn how here.

The experienced publishers are an integral part of the music industry, helping artists and songwriters alike find success through their music.

Will Overton shared, “The thing I look forward to is having the chance to connect with new writers and hearing their stories. You really never know when or where you might meet someone that opens up a new opportunity or relationship that can help take your career to the next level!”

“Having honest feedback and understanding how the industry works are two very powerful tools needed for anyone to succeed,” expressed Katie Kerkhover.

Panelists Overton and Kerkhover represent Nashville’s best and brightest publishers. Will Overton signs new acts and develops established acts on Warner Chappell’s roster. Overton has been part of the company since 2015. He recently signed chart-topping songwriter, producer, and classically-trained pianist Alexander Palmer with No. 1 hits at country radio, including Jason Aldean’s “Got What I Got,” with over 350 million streams, and Dierks Bentley’s 2x Platinum “Somewhere on a Beach,” named ASCAP’s 2017 Song of the Year. Katie Kerkhover is responsible for BMG’s Nashville publishing roster including hitmakers Scooter Carusoe, Ben Goldsmith, James Slater, and Wynn Varble, among others, and signing and developing new songwriters and artists.

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