Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram Launch New Music Publishing Venture
Music publishing executive Stacey Willbur will helm the new venture.
Singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin and producer-songwriter Jason Ingram have teamed up to form a new Nashville-based music publishing company, TIM Publishing, helmed by former EMI CMG, EMI Nashville and Capitol CMG executive Stacey Willbur.
The new venture has already signed songwriters 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”).
“What a dream come true, to be able to come alongside great songwriters, and help cultivate songs that make a difference in this world,” Tomlin said via a statement. “Jason and I have been thinking of partnering together for some time now. We believe songs matter and will do everything we can to create a publishing company that champions this vision. I am beyond grateful for the writers that have already said ‘yes’ to being a part of this with us. Truly some of the very best!”
Ingram said, “Chris and I have been friends and co-writers for many years now and it’s truly special for me to be able to start this company with someone I have so much respect for both personally and professionally. And as a songwriter I’ve often thought of songs as ‘life rafts’ and I’ve given my life’s work to building them. The chance to help other songwriters maximize their opportunity and potential is the best way I know to throw more ‘life rafts’ into the world.”
“I am honored to be part of this team alongside Jason & Chris,” Willbur added. “I have the utmost respect for them both as creatives and as leaders in the industry. They are trailblazers, visionaries & dream makers. This is an amazing opportunity to serve this team and songwriters. My hope is that we can encourage songwriters in a way that inspires them to be creative in their craft of songwriting.”
Tomlin, whose hits include “How Great Is Our God” and “Good Good Father,” is currently in the top 5 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, with “Thank You Lord,” featuring Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.
Ingram, known for his production work on albums including Lauren Daigle’s Look Up Child and the Elevation Worship/Maverick City Music project Old Church Basement, as well as for penning songs such as “Forever Reign” and Brandon Heath’s “Give Me Your Eyes,” was named songwriter of the year (non-artist) at this year’s GMA Dove Awards.