Writer/artist/producer Tebey and label and management veteran Jill Snell have just announced their new venture Jayward Artist Group Inc., a Canadian management company and label. The new venture will be distributed via The Orchard and promoted through Sony Music Entertainment Canada.
“I’m beyond excited to start this next chapter of my career in the music business with the launch of Jayward Artist Group. And the fact that I get to do it with my long-time manager and friend Jill Snell is just icing on the cake,” said Tebey in a press release.
Over the past 15 years, Tebey has found success as a writer and producer for other artists. He has amassed 7 No. 1 songs as a writer in multiple countries along with a No. 1, two top 5’s, two top 10’s and four top 20 hits as an artist. His recent singles “Denim on Denim” and “Who’s Gonna Love You” have been his biggest hits to date achieving Gold status and 6 million streams and 4 million streams respectively.
His songs have been recorded by the likes of One Direction, Cher, Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Desman and Nick Carter, as well as fellow country artists Big & Rich, Emerson Drive, Gord Bamford, and Aaron Pritchett.
Jill Snell worked with Island, A&M and BMG major record labels until 2003 when she co-founded The Orange Record Label (UMG), and eventually Angeline Entertainment (Fontana North), and Road Angel Entertainment (Warner Music Canada).
She has helped develop the careers of such Canadian artists as Avril Lavigne, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Paul Brandt, Michelle Wright, Prairie Oyster, Dean Brody, Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, Charlie Major, The Wilkinsons and Tebey. Snell spent more than 10 years as a Canadian Country Music Association Board Member Director and has co-chaired a JUNO Music Advisory committee for over 15 years.
The first new signing to Jayward is Quebec based country singer Matt Lang. "Matt has decided to make Jayward his management and label home in partnership with his Quebec management team Productions PalmArés," says Tebey. Lang has 1.3 million Spotify plays and 2.3 million streams overall on his recent single “Love Me Some You."