Singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin and producer-musician Jason Ingram have teamed up to form a new Nashville-based music publishing company, TIM Publishing, run by former EMI CMG, EMI Nashville and Capitol CMG executives Stacey Willbur.
The new venture has signed musicians including Steffany Gretzinger (“Defender,” “Faith of My Father”), Jess Cates (“You Keep Hope Alive,” “God Turn It Around”), Tommy Iceland (“ Pause”), Benji Cowart (“Redeemed,” “When You Speak”), and Chris Davenport (“Another In The Fire,” “Hymn of Heaven”).
“It has been a dream come true, to be with great musicians and to help nurture the songs that make a difference in the world,” said Tomlin. “Me and Jason have been thinking about working together for a long time. We believe that songs matter and will do everything we can to create a publishing company that achieves this vision. I’m incredibly grateful to the writers who said ‘yes’ to be a part of this with us. Truly one of the best! ”
Ingram says, “Chris and I have been friends and co-writers for many years and it is really special for me to be able to start this company with someone I respect so much both personally and professionally. subject. And as a musician, I often consider songs a ‘life raft’ and I have dedicated my life’s work to building them. The opportunity to help other musicians make the most of their opportunities and potential is the best way I know of to throw more ‘liferafts’ into the world. “
“I am honored to be a part of this team alongside Jason & Chris,” added Willbur. “I have the utmost respect for them as creators and industry leaders. They are forerunners, visionaries and dream makers. This is a great opportunity to serve this team and the musicians. My hope is that we can encourage musicians in a way that inspires them to be creative in their craft. ”
Tomlin, whose hits include “How Great Is Our God” and “Good Good Father,” is currently in the top five on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, with “Thank You Lord,” featuring Florida. Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.
Ingram, known for producing albums including Lauren Daigle Look up your child and the Elevation Worship / Maverick City Music project Old church basement, as well as penning songs like “Forever Reign” and “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath, was named songwriter of the year (non-artist) at this year’s competition. GMA Dove Award.
https://www.billboard.com/pro/chris-tomlin-jason-ingram-tim-publishing-venture/ Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram Launching TIM Publishing Venture – Billboard