Canadian First Out On New, All-Female Nashville Label
Music Row’s Big Loud Music has announced a new, female-focused label partnership with ACM award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon that’s dubbed Songs & Daughters. Galyon will serve as President, and the label’s flagship artist is Canadian songwriter Madison Kozak.
The mission of Songs & Daughters is to be a music home for female creatives that nurtures the art (the song) and the artist (the daughter), Galyon states. She says she created the company to provide the mentorship and strong female leadership she wished she had when first moving to Nashville 17 years ago.
“The heart behind Songs & Daughters is to be rooted and liberated at the same time,” Galyon explains. “For me, this role is an extension of something I already am — and that’s a mother. I hope to nurture the song, I hope to nurture the daughter, and I hope that the artists matter just as much as the music that we’re making. Songs & Daughters is a bigger way to tell young female creatives, ‘yes you can’.”
Now living in Nashville, Ontario-born Kozak will release her first track under Songs & Daughters’ imprint digital platforms this Friday (7/26), titled First Last Name. She says her father inspired the song and first instilled a love of Country music in her. The song is co-penned by Kozak with Claire Douglas and James Slater. The 22-year-old is a Big Loud Publishing writer.
“It feels full circle with my background to come from a big family, small town, and then to connect with Nicolle who has the same upbringing,” Kozak says. “It feels like a very natural step to take with Big Loud. They have been watching from a distance the past year, letting me grow on my own with their help. I'm so grateful for their support and that it's such a natural flow.”
-- Pictured (L-R): Michelle Szeto (artist manager, Paquin Entertainment Group), Craig Wiseman (partner, Big Loud Records), Stacy Blythe and Candice Watkins (VPs, Big Loud), Nicolle Galyon (president, Songs & Daughters), Madison Kozak, Patch Culbertson (A&R VP, Big Loud), Samantha Jervey (Sr. creative director, Big Loud Publishing), Seth England (partner, Big Loud), Tori Johnson (Sr. director of creative & digital, Big Loud), Joey Moi (partner, Big Loud).