Dickinson Wright Music Row Attorneys Close Big Loud Shirt/Round Hill Alignment Deal

November 21, 2014
The Nashville office of Dickinson Wright, a full-service law firm with international offices, has announced that the firm’s Music Row-based Entertainment Practice Group recently closed the sale between Round Hill Music and long-time clients, Big Loud Shirt and Big Loud Bucks.

The transaction includes the acquisition of Big Loud Shirt’s song catalog, which consists of more than 30 No. 1 Billboard Airplay songs. Some of the hits include:

• “Live Like You Were Dying” and “One of Those Nights” by Tim McGraw
• “Cruise,” “Dirt,” “Get Your Shine On” and “Round Here” by Florida Georgia Line
• “She’s Got it All,” “The Good Stuff,” “Summertime,” and "Ain't Back Yet" by Kenny Chesney
• “Hillbilly Bone” and “Sure Be Cool if You Did” by Blake Shelton
• “A Baby Changes Everything” by Faith Hill
• “Something’s Gotta Give” by LeAnn Rimes
• “Hey Bartender” by Lady Antebellum
• “Believe” by Brooks and Dunn
• “Don't Let Me Be Lonely” by The Band Perry
• “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood
• “Drunk on a Plane” by Dierks Bentley
• “Drunk on You” by Luke Bryan
• “Redneck Crazy” by Tyler Farr
• “Voices” by Chris Young

The deal also includes the sale of Big Loud Bucks, the worldwide administration company that has appeared in Billboard Magazine’s Top 20 publisher ranking for the top radio airplay songs for eight consecutive quarters.

Moving forward, Round Hill and Big Loud Shirt will operate as a joint venture – working with writers and employees under the Big Loud Shirt umbrella.

Dickinson Wright attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell represented Big Loud Shirt in the transaction. Michael Selverne and Amy Bason of New York were on the Round Hill closing team. Partner and Entertainment Practice Group Leader, Derek Crownover has worked with Craig Wiseman and Big Loud Shirt since its inception.

"The body of work that Big Loud Shirt represents is the current soundtrack of America to some degree. There were various suitors, but in the end the Round Hill Group including, Neil Gillis, Josh Gruss, Richard Rowe, Jennifer Scher and Michael Lau, were the ones that clearly understood the new models of publishing and its value,” Crownover said. “The Round Hill Group also respected the independent pirate-culture that BLSI has exhibited over the years. I know everyone at BLSI is delighted that they will continue to have this independence alongside a partner that understands their culture while they write out the next decade of America's soundtrack together."