Indie Pop Duo Sawyer Signs Exclusive Publishing Deal with Sheltered Music
Nashville-Based Duo Teams Up with Producer Cameron Jaymes to Record & Release Music in early 2022
L-R: Lance Freed (President, Sheltered), Darrell Franklin (SVP, Sheltered), Emma Harvey (Sawyer), Kel Taylor (Sawyer), Maddy Sundquist (MADKAT MGMT) and Cameron Jaymes (Producer).
Nashville, TN – December 6, 2021 -- Nashville-based Indie Pop Duo Sawyer (Emma Harvery and Kel Taylor) signed an exclusive publishing deal in a creative joint venture between Sheltered Music Publishing and producer Cameron Jaymes. Jaymes is known for producing acts like Rachel Platten, Daya, Spencer Southerland and Nightly. The partnership with Jaymes is focused on the development of artists with an emphasis on production and songwriting.
"This feels like a dream!” said Emma Harvey of Sawyer. “I’ve never felt more empowered and believed in than by this team. Here’s to perpetually writing my new favorite songs we’ve ever written!"
Kel Taylor of Sawyer went on to say, "Lots of love, respect and lightning bolt inspiration we feel with our team of Cameron, Darrell, Lance and Jenny at Sheltered Music Publishing. I remember leaving our first write with Cam and thinking ‘If we’re not careful, we might win a Grammy with him.' That kind of belief in self continues to grow as we work with him. It’s a dream come true."
Sawyer’s catalog has garnered over 10.4 million streams with features in LADY GUNN, All Things Go and Indie Shuffle. The duo, currently on tour, has grown their fanbase with recent singles like “Taste” and “The Way My Friends Feel About You”. While on the road, they’ve supported contemporary acts like The Aces, Nightly and joan. Through TikTok their well-rounded personalities have flourished, establishing over 40,000 dedicated followers since the summer of 2020.
“Emma and Kel are two of the most unique creatives and they're wonderful humans,” said producer Cameron Jaymes. “They’re incredibly gifted songwriters and on a completely different wavelength as performers. I believe great artists first and foremost have an undeniable, unshakable sense of self, and Sawyer has that in spades."
With producer Cameron Jaymes, Sawyer is currently recording and releasing new music through the end of 2021 and beyond.
Sheltered Music’s SVP, Darrell Franklin says. “There are very few times in my career that I have been taken back by someone’s performance in the way that these girls are capable of delivering. I’m excited to see the world react to what we all agree is so unique and compelling. They are first class songwriters and extraordinary performers."
Sheltered Music is the Nashville Division of All Clear Music. LLC and was founded by publisher Lance Freed. In its first year, the company has completed deals with music icons Burt Bacharach, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Dann Huff and Marty Stuart. The quickly growing roster has also recently added hit songwriters Melissa Peirce and Sara Haze in addition to hit producers/writers Cameron Jaymes and Alex Kline. With a focus on the artist development side, they have signed up and coming artists Jenna LaMaster and Kelsey Waters.
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