Round Hill Music Signs Rob Thomas to Worldwide Publishing Deal

Rob Thomas
Randall Slavin

Rob Thomas

Round Hill Music has signed multi-Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Rob Thomas to a long-term worldwide publishing deal, which will cover his full catalog, including past and future works.

Best known as the frontman for Matchbox Twenty, Thomas has led the rock band through four studio albums beginning with debut Yourself or Someone Like You in 1996, which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, was certified twelve-times platinum by the RIAA and included hit singles like "Push" and "3AM." Other top-charting songs from the band include "If You're Gone," "Unwell" and "How Far We've Come."

Arguably Thomas' biggest hit, however, came from outside of the band: "Smooth," his 1999 collaboration with Santana. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the song, which reigned atop the Hot 100 for 12 weeks, spending a total 58 weeks on the chart.

Throughout, Thomas has also enjoyed a successful solo career and written for artists like Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Travis Tritt and Daughtry. He has also collected 13 BMI awards, and in 2004 was awarded the Songwriters Hall of Fame's first Hal David Starlight Award recognizing young songwriters.

Thomas joins a roster at the New York-based Round Hill that includes The Offspring, Sleater-Kinney, Bush, Craig David and more.