2018: A Big Deal Year in Review

2018 was a whirlwind!! Though we all may still be just now collecting our thoughts….one thing is for sure….and that is we are incredibly proud and humbled to work with some many incredibly talented artists & writers!!! The proof is in the pudding folks: take a peak here at all their praise and accolades from 2018. Congratulations to all, and here’s to an even more fruitful 2019!!

Award Winning Songwriters of 2018:

Brad Tursi
–  Old Dominion named ACM Vocal Group of the Year
–  ASCAP Country Award – “Light It Up” performed by Luke Bryan
–  ASCAP Country Award – “Written In The Sand” performed by Old Dominion
–  ASCAP Country Award – “Song For Another Time” performed by Old Dominion
–  NMPA Platinum Award – “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” performed by Old Dominion
–  NMPA Platinum Award – “Snapback” performed by Old Dominion
–  NMPA Platinum Award – “Song For Another Time” performed by Old Dominion
–  NMPA Gold Award – “Written In The Sand” performed by Old Dominion
–  NMPA Gold Award – “Light It Up” performed by Luke BryanDanny Parker
–  BMI Award – “Mercy” performed by Shawn Mendes
–  NMPA Multi-Platinum Award – “Mercy” Performed by Shawn Mendes

Jared Mullens
–  RIAA certified Platinum Award – “Found You” performed by Kane Brown

Joe London
–  NMPA Gold Award – “Now and Later” performed by Sage The Gemini

John Ryan
–  BMI Award – “Flicker” performed by Niall Horan
–  BMI Award – “Don’t Wanna Know” performed by Maroon 5
–  BMI Award – “Cold” performed by Maroon 5
–  NMPA 3X Platinum Award – “Flicker” performed by Niall Horan

Julian Bunetta
–  BMI Award – “Flicker” performed by Niall Horan
–  NMPA 3X Platinum Award – “Flicker” performed by Niall Horan

Nat Dunn
–  NMPA Platinum Award – “Friends” performed by Marshmello & Anne-Marie

Rosanne Cash
– 2018 Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award Winner

Teddy Geiger
–  Juno Awards Single of the Year – “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” performed by Shawn Mendes.
–  Sweden People’s Choice Award – Best International Song of the Year – “In My Blood” performed by Shawn Mendes
–  BMI Award – “Mercy” performed by Shawn Mendes
–  NMPA Gold Award – “In My Blood” performed by Shawn Mendes
–  NMPA Multi-Platinum Award – “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” performed by Shawn Mendes
–  NMPA Multi-Platinum Award – “Mercy” Performed by Shawn Mendes

YEAR END BEST OF 2018 LISTS!!

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap
– #17 American Songwriter

Amber Mark – Conexão (EP)
–       #8 KCRW Song “Conexão”
–       #5 KCRW, Valida
–       #94 “Love Me Right” – Pitchfork
–       Gothamist

Beach House – 7
–       Rough Trade Top 100
–       #13 – Uproxx
–       #2 – Paste Readers Top 50
–       #42 – Consequence of Sound
–       #69 – “Dive” – The Guardian
–       #1 – KCRW, Jason Bentley
–       #4 – KCRW, Dan Wilcox
–       #5 – Stereogum
–       #25 – Gorilla vs. Bear
–       #71 – Noisey, VICE
–       #4 – The Observer
–       #34 – Popmatters
–       #20 – Pitchfork
–       #26 – “Lemon Glow” — Pitchfork
–       #1 – The AV Club
–       #26 – Double J
–       #2 – Flood
–       #65- Fopp
–       #12 – Highsnobiety
–       The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich
–       #71 – Noisey
–       #21 – Rolling Stone
–       #67 – Rough Trade
–       #37 – Tiny Mix Tapes
–       #3 – Treble
–       #74 – Uncut
–       #6 – Under the Radar
–       USA Today
–       #11 – Vinyl Me, Please

Caroline Rose – Loner
–       Rough Trade Top 100
–       #43 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–       Top 20 – Glide Magazine
–       #50 – “Bikini” – Paste
–       #9 – ABC News
–      #18 – American Songwriter
–      #85 – Bandcamp Daily
–      Glide
–      #8 – The Key
–      #25 – Rough Trade
–      #27 – Under the Radar
–      #9 – Vinyl Me, Please

Charles Bradley – Black Velvet
–       #2 – KCRW, Jeremy Sole
–      Glide Magazine (Top 20 Honorable Mention)
–      #8 – American Songwriter
–      #45 – Fopp

Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound
–       #39 – UNCUT Magazine
–       #28 – MOJO
–       #81 Under the Radar

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice (EP)
–      #17 – Bandcamp Daily Best Albums
–      #36 – Under the Radar

Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing
–      #80 Rough Trade

Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog
–      #10 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–      #11 — NPR ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #18 — Stereogum
–      #56 — Noisey, VICE
–      #21 – “Prior Things” – Paste
–      #1 The Alternative Best Albums
–      #14 Brooklyn Vegan Best Albums ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #1 The Key ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #46 The Needle Drop ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #56 Noisey ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #19 Rolling Stone ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #83 Under the Radar ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’
–      #22 The Wild Honey Pie ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’

I’m With Her – See You Around
–       #35 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–       #1 – Pop Matters Best Folk Albums
–       #33 — Popmatters
–       #44 – “Overland” – Paste
–       #19 NY Times, Jon Pareles “Game To Lose”
–       The A.V. Club: Country

Jake Sinclair (producer)
–      Alternative Press – Panic! at the Disco – Pray For The Wicked’
–      GQ – Panic! at the Disco – Pray For The Wicked

Jim James – Uniform Distortion 
–       #64 – MOJO

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
–       #42 – The Line of Best Fit
–       #8 – ABC News
–       #58 – Fopp
–       #44 – Treble

Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds
–       Glide Magazine
–       “Loving You” — #3 – KCRW

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer
(co-produced by Jonathan Wilson)

–       #28 – CLASH Best Albums
–       #30 – Double J
–       #20 – Esquire
–       #21 – Fopp
–       #5 – KCRW
–       #46 – NME
–       #18 – Paste Magazine
–       #53 – PopMatters
–       #47 – Rolling Stone
–       #29 – Rough Trade
–       #9 Sterogum
–       #15 – Treble
–       #22 – Uncut
–       #7 – Under the Radar
–       #7 – Uproxx
–       #32 – Vinyl Me, Please
–       #24 – The WIld Honey Pie

Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
–       Rough Trade Top 100
–       #21 – UNCUT Magazine
–       #1 – MOJO
–       #3 – BBC 6
–       #1 – KCRW Overall
KCRW DJ lists:
–       #1 – Jason Kramer
–       #1 – Anne Litt
–       #1 – Dan Wilcox
–       #3 – Chris Douridas
–       #3 – Jeremy Sole
–       #6 – Valida
–       #10 – Garth Trinidad
–       #46 – Uproxx
–       #28 – The Independent
–       #4 – Consequence of Sound
–       #21 – The Line of Best Fit
–       #18 – NPR
–       #34 – Stereogum
–       #47 – Complex
–       #24 – Popmatters
–       #48 – Pitchfork
–       #31 – “Fists of Fury” – The Guardian
–       #70 – “Fists of Fury” — Pitchfork
–       #76 – “Street Fighter Mas” – The Guardian
–       Glide Magazine (Top 20 Honorable Mention)
–       #29 – The 405 Best Albums
–       #13  – ABC News Best Albums
–       #3 – BBC 6 Best Albums
–       #23 – CLASH Best Albums
–       #24 – DJ Mag
–       #29 – Double J
–       Esquire (UK)
–       #1 – Fopp
–       GQ
–       #7 – The Guardian
–       #28 – The Independent
–       #92 – NME
–       #4 – The Observer: Kitty Empire
–       #17 – Okayplayer
–       #22 – Rough Trade
–       #10 – Thrillist
–       #10 – Treble
–       #1 – Under the Radar
–       #46 – Uproxx
–       #34 – Vinyl Me, Please
–       #7 – Yahoo Music

Lucy Dacus – Historian
–       #1 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–       #41 – Uproxx
–      #5 – “Night Shift” – Uproxx Critics Poll
–       #1 – Paste Readers Top 50
–       #17 – Consequence of Sound
–       #17 – Best Live Acts – Paste
–       #48 – The Line of Best Fit
–       #4 – NPR
–       #13 – Stereogum
–       #60 – Noisey, VICE
–       #54 – Popmatters
–       #33 – “Night Shift” – The Guardian
–       #3 – “Night Shift” – Paste
–       #50 – “Night Shift” — Pitchfork
–       #39 – ABC News Best Albums
–       #26 – The Alternative Best Albums
–       The Atlantic Best Albums
–       #29 – Billboard Best Albums
–       #27 – Brooklyn Vegan Best Albums
–       #35 – Double J
–       Gothamist
–       GQ
–       #9 – The Key
–       #17 – Rolling Stone
–       Slate
–       #16 – Thrillist
–       #43 – Under the Radar
–       #6 – The Wild Honey Pie

boygenius (Lucy Dacus) – boygenius (EP)
–       #4 – Pop Matters Best Folk Albums
–       #23 – Uproxx
–       #7 – Consequence of Sound
–       #11 – Best Live Acts – Paste
–       #35 – The Line of Best Fit ‘boygenius EP’
–       #12 – NPR ‘boygenius EP’
–       #27 – Popmatters
–       #29 – Pitchfork
–       #14 – “Bite The Hand” – Paste
–       #96 – “Ketchum, ID” – The Guardian
–       #13 – NY Times, Jon Pareles “Bite The Hand”
–       #21 – NY Times, John Carmanica “Salt In The Wound”
–       #15 – “Me and My Dog” — Pitchfork
–       #11 – “Me & My Dog” — The FADER
–       #15 – “Me & My Dog” – Uproxx Critics Poll
–       #50 – The 405 Best Albums
–       #8 – The Alternative Best Albums
–       #29 – Billboard Best Albums
–       #20 – Brooklyn Vegan Best Albums
–       #11 – Esquire
–        #13 – Flood
–       The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich
–       Slate
–       #34 – Treble
–       #3 – Under the Radar
–       #35 – Vinyl Me, Please
–       #3 – The Wild Honey Pie

Marlon Williams (Native Tongue) – Make Way For Love
–       #34 – Double J
–       #53 – Under the Radar

Mick Jenkins – Pieces Of A Man
–       #28 – Uproxx

Mountain Man (Amelia Meath) – Magic Ship
–       #20 — Pop Matters
–       The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Mushroom) – Hope Downs
–       #5 – Rough Trade
–       #2 – UNCUT Magazine
–       #3 – MOJO ‘Rebound’
–       #8 – Paste Magazine
–       #10 – Brooklyn Vegan
–       #7 – Double J
–       #25 – Fopp
–       Gothamist
–       #30 – The Guardian
–       #18 – NME
–       #10 – The Observer: Kitty Empire
–       #41 – SPIN
–       #13 – Under the Radar ‘

Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything
–       #33 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–       #3 – NY Times, John Pareles

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Sparkle Hard
–       #37 – UNCUT Magazine
–       #39 – MOJO ‘Sparkle Hard’
–       #44 – Consequence of Sound
–       #43 – “Bike Lane” – Paste
–       #8 – KCRW, Liza Richardson
–       #5 – KCRW, Dan Wilcox
–       #8 – The Ringer
–      Glide Magazine (Top 20 Honorable Mention)
–      #24 – “Middle America” – Pitchfork
–      #44 – Consequence of Sound
–      #6 – Flood
–      #72 – Fopp
–      Gothamist
–      #8 – The Ringer
–      #36 – Rolling Stone
–      #26 – SPIN
–      #28 – Thrillist
–      Time Out New York
–      #40 – Treble
–      #33 – Under the Radar

St. Vincent – MassEducation
–       #52 – “Fast Slow Disco” – The Guardian
–       #20 – “Fast Slow Disco” – Pitchfork Best Music Videos
–       #36 CLASH
–       Esquire UK

Teddy Geiger (co-writer/co-producer Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes)
–       #4 – Time Magazine
–       #8 – People
–       #23 – Billboard

US Girls – In A Poem Unlimited
–       #13 – Paste Magazine Top 50
–       #47 – Consequence of Sound
–       #1 – Best Live Acts – Paste
–       #26 – Stereogum
–       #26 – Gorilla v. Bear
–       #30 – Noisey, VICE
–       #38 – The Guardian
–       #42 – Treble
–       #9 – Newsweek
–       #22 – Pitchfork
–       #72  – “M.A.H.” – The Guardian
–       #35 – “Rosebud” — Pitchfork
–       #10 – The 405 Best Albums
–       #3 – Brooklyn Vegan Best Albums
–       #47 – Consequence of Sound
–       #19 – Double J
–       #38 – FACT
–       #4 – Flood
–       #26 – Gorilla vs. Bear
–       Gothamist
–       #38 – The Guardian
–       #11 – The Needle Drop
–       Newsweek
–       #75 – NME
–       #30 – Noisey
–       #23 – Rolling Stone
–       #13 – SPIN
–       #4 – Thrillist
–       #39 – Tiny Mix Tapes
–       #42 – Treble
–       #60 – Uncut
–       #12 – Under the Radar
–        USA Today

Underworld – Teatime Dub Encounters (EP with Iggy Pop)
–      #80 Fopp

Young Fathers (Dave Sitek Produced)
–       Rough Trade Top 100
–       #13 – UNCUT Magazine
–       #18 – MOJO
–       #37 – Consequence of Sound
–       #5 – The Line of Best Fit
–       #40 – Stereogum
–       #88 – Noisey, VICE
–       #1 – Popmatters
–       #48 – “In My View” – The Guardian
–       #97 – “In My View” — Pitchfork

2018 IN THE CHARS

SINGLES:

“Written In The Sand” performed by Old Dominion
Brad Tursi – co-writer and performer
•    #1 Country Airplay

“In My Blood” performed by Sean Mendes
Teddy Geiger – co-writer & co-producer
•    #1 iTunes
•    #1 Top 40 Airplay

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” performed by Sean Mendes
Teddy Geiger – co-writer & co-producer
•    #1 Top 40 Airplay

“High Hopes” performed by Panic! at the Disco
Jenny Owen Youngs, Jake Sinclair – co-writers
•    #1 Top 40 Airplay
•    #1 Hot AC Airplay

    •    #1 Alternative Airplay

“Mercy” performed by Sean Mendes
Teddy Gieger, Danny Parker – co-writers
•   #2 Top 40 Airplay

ALBUMS:

Life Changes performed by Thomas Rhett
Joe London – co-writer
•    #1 Billboard 200

Sean Mendes performed by Shawn Mendes
Teddy Geiger co-writer & co-producer
•   #1 Billboard Top 200

Pray for the Wicked performed by Panic! at the Disco
Jake Sinclair – co-writer and producer
•    #1 Album iTunes
•    #1 Billboard Top 200
•    #1 Album AUS

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES!!!

Please join us in congratulating all of our Grammy Nominees this year! We are incredibly proud and humbled to work with these brilliant artist and writers.

 

Song of the Year: “In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes – Co-Written by Teddy Geiger,
Best Pop Vocal Album: Shawn Mendes – Co-Written by Teddy Geiger,
Best Rock Song: “Masseduction” St. Vincent,
Best Alternative Music Album: Masseduction by St. Vincent,
Best American Roots Song “All The Trouble” by Lee Ann Womack,
Best Americana Album: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone (Lee Ann Womack),
Best Music Film: Quincy (Featuring Cy Coleman’s “The Best is Yet to Come”),
Best Music Film: The King (Executive Producer Rosanne Cash)

The Final Charles Bradley Album “Black Velvet” Has Arrived

We are all still devastated the huge hole that Charles Bradley left on this Earth when he passed. Thankfully his good friends in the Menahand Street Band and Daptone Records came together to give us one final hoorah to celebrate the life and talents of The Screaming Eagle of Soul. RIP Charles. The post-humous “Black Velvet” is available everywhere now. Enjoy.

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CONGRATS BRAD TURSI ON YOUR 3 ASCAP COUNTRY AWARDS!!!

Big Deal’s very own Brad Tursi took home three ASCAP Country Song Awards at this year gathering. One for Luke Bryan’s “Light It Up”, and two for songs he penned with his own band, Old Dominion, “Written In The Sand” & “No Such Thing As a Broken Heart”. Please join us in congratulating Brad and all the other winners at this year’s ASCAP Country Awards.

Welcome Gary Numan!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that Gary Numan has joined our Big Deal family of artists and writers. It goes without saying Gary is a pioneer in music, and we are excited to be a part of his continuing journey! Welcome Gary!

Listen to Gary’s Music now on Spotify:

And The Writer Is…Season 3!

Season 3 of And The Writer Is…has arrived. The critically acclaimed podcast is produced by Ross Golan + Joe London in association with Big Deal Music and Mega House Music. Visit www.andthewriteris.com for episodes and more goodies!!