Sony Music Publishing and KP Entertainment Sign Lee Starr to Global Deal

Sony Music Publishing Nashville and KP Entertainment today announced their partnership to sign rising songwriter and producer Lee Starr to a worldwide publishing agreement.

Based in Nashville, Lee Starr is a songwriter and producer specializing in country and pop music, known for penning songs with emerging artists such as Elvie Shane, Ashland Craft, Conner Smith and Drew Green.

Recently, Starr co-wrote Elvie Shane’s debut single entitled “My Boy,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart dated October 23, earning 29.5 million audience impressions. In the same week, “My Boy” reached a new high at the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs with 6.6 million U.S. streams.

Lee Starr said, “Aubrey has been my champion since day one and as soon as she introduced me to Kerri, I knew where I wanted to be. Rusty and the staff at Sony Music Publishing are incredible, and everyone involved in this deal is an absolute hustler. When you find good people, you stick with them. I think the sky is the limit for us.” 

Kerri Edwards, Founder, KP Entertainment said, “When our Creative Director Aubrey Schwartz played some demos of Lee earlier this year, I knew he was someone we had to represent. His approach to songwriting and producing is inspiring, along with his drive to work toward those next level goals. Lee is such a great addition to our roster, and I look forward to building this with him.”

Sony Music Publishing Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston said, “I couldn’t be more excited for Lee and the team at KP Entertainment.  Lee’s songs are full of heart, and his work ethic is second to none.  His potential is endless and I’m looking forward to all that is to come.”

Originally hailing from Arkansas, Lee Starr arrived in in Nashville in 2014 after spending time as a working musician in and around Austin, Texas. Since coming to Nashville, Lee has worked with up-and-coming artists as a songwriter/producer with the goal of helping them find their unique perspective and sound.


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