INFLUENCE MEDIA ACQUIRES THE CATALOG OF COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON AND CREATES A JOINT VENTURE

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The pioneering deal offers an artist-driven profit-sharing model for all of Shelton’s commercial releases from 2001 to 2019, including 27 of his No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay singles

NEW YORK, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In a groundbreaking deal, Influence Media Partners (“Influence Media”) today announced that the company has invested in the Grammy®-nominated country music superstar by Blake Shelton master recordings catalog, which includes all of his commercial releases from 2001 to 2019. During that time, Shelton has racked up 27 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, including top hits “Boys’ Round Here,” ” Honeybee”, “Nobody But You” (with Gwen Stefani), “God’s Country” and its breakthrough in 2001 “AustinThe two parties have also created a joint venture, partnering to amplify his works and allowing Blake to participate in a share of the profits generated. Warner Music Group will continue to lead the distribution of Shelton’s catalog, which has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide to date.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since my debut album and debut single. Sometimes I still feel like the kid from Oklahoma I was back then! Even while a lot has changed during this time, my passion for music has not.I’m thrilled to be working with Lylette, Rene and the team at Influence Media on so much of my catalog and showcasing my songs to the next generation of country fans,” said Blake Shelton.

“Blake is one of the most exciting luminaries to emerge in both country music and television over the past two decades. The continued resonance of his music with new and established audiences makes him the ideal business partner for Influence. We are particularly proud that Blake will continue to be an active participant in his catalog in the future and set up a bespoke joint venture that will ensure he remains an active profit participant. We are delighted to be working in working closely with Blake, his leadership team at Starstruck and our partners at Warner Music Nashville to identify strategic opportunities for his modern country classics,” said Influence Media Founder and co-manager, Lylette Pizarro.

“Blake is one of the most important artists, not only in our genre, but also in the wider world of music and television. We are excited for the opportunity to introduce Blake’s music to more fans. , and we look forward to our partnership with Influence”, Co-Chairman of Warner Music Nashville Ben Klin added.

Shelton’s discography through 2019 consists of 11 studio LPs, including a Christmas album, and two EPs. His commercial releases include Texoma Shore (2017), If I’m honest (2016), Bring back the sun (2014), Based on a true story… (2013), Well done, it’s Christmas (2012), Red River Blue (2011), Start fires (2008), Pure BS (2007), by Blake Shelton Barn & Grill (2004), The dreamer (2003), and Blake Shelton (2001). His catalog also spans three compilation albums: Fully Loaded: God’s Country (2019), Reloaded: 20 shots #1 (2015), and Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton (2010).

This partnership follows the recent announcement of Influence Media $750 million a fund platform for investing in high-value compositions by various artists with backing from BlackRock Alternative Investors and Warner Music Group. To date, Influence Media’s fund has invested in more than 20 artist rosters, including platinum artist Future, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tainy, singer-songwriter Julia Michaelssongwriter Ali Tamposithe hit team The Stereotypes, singer-songwriter Jessie Reyezand singer-songwriter Skyler Stonestreet.

Shelton was represented by Mitch Tenzer and David Byrne of Ziffren Brittenham, LLP. Influence Media Partners was represented by Lisa Alter, Katie Baronand Jaclyn Felber by Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP

About influencer media

Launched in 2019 and led by Lylette Pizarro, Lynn Hazan, Rene McLeanand Jon Jashni, Influence Media Partners (“Influence Media” or “Influence”) is a New Yorka music and entertainment company that is transforming the music and content rights market by partnering with artists and investing in them for the future. Backed by BlackRock and Warner Music Group, Influence’s latest fund invests in the recording and publishing rights of artists, songwriters, producers and music entrepreneurs who create commercially viable songs that resonate. throughout pop culture. Influence’s approach is centered around a purpose-driven brand and marketing philosophy, leveraging the company’s team of experts to support and invest in diverse artists and entrepreneurs with global reach, potential to growth and streaming success, with a focus on songs that are on the verge of being modern. conifers.

Organic Blake

Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status with the deluxe version of his new album Body language, out now. The album presents its platinum disc 28e top of the country radio list, “Happy Anywhere” (with Gwen Stefani). Prior to “Happy Anywhere,” Shelton and Stefani celebrated a 2x Platinum, multi-week No. 1 with “Nobody But You,” which has now surpassed 480 million global streams. The single made its television debut at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Solo Country Performance for his hit “God’s Country”. The 4x Platinum smash won the 2019 CMA Award and the 2020 ACM Single of the Year Award. As his awards approach the hundreds, Shelton remains a force in the industry with ACM (5), AMA (3), CMA (10), CMT (11), and People’s Choice Awards (7), among many others.

As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The voiceShelton is an eight-time champion, most recently with his competitor cam anthony. Him and Carson Daly recently revealed that they will be teaming up with an executive producer and starring in a new celebrity game show, Barmageddonto broadcast on UNITED STATES Network. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Red Ole partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. A noted humanitarian, Shelton has helped raise millions of dollars for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks and more in his home state. Oklahoma and throughout the country.

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