Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville announced yesterday (July 8) that it has signed Canadian songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Karen Kosowski to a global publishing deal.
Kosowski was raised in Winnipeg and moved to Toronto in the early 2000s, before relocating to Nashville. There she has worked with both US and Canadian artists, and this new deal is a major career accomplishment.
Kosowski is a co-writer on Mickey Guyton’s What Are You Gonna Tell Her?, as well as the Top 5 Canadian single Country Thunder from Washboard Union, the No. 1 Canadian and Australian country single What A Song Should Do from Tim Hicks, Ross Ellis’ Home To Me, and Brett Kissel’s single Anthem. She produced and co-wrote Ryan Langdon's upcoming EP Lit In The Sticks (Hidden Pony Records)
In a press release, Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston stated, “Karen is a studio wizard. Her songs and productions pull the authentic heart out of every project she touches. She has the rare ability to connect and span across genres, and her career is taking off. We are so pleased to welcome Karen to the Sony/ATV family, and we look forward to supporting her incredible talent.”
Kosowski said, “I’m thrilled to sign with Sony/ATV. Getting to work with Rusty, Mya and the great Sony/ATV creative team is really a dream come true. I’m grateful to them for already making me feel part of the family, and I’m excited about a future filled with many new songs, ideas, and the occasionally shared bourbon!”
Kosowski has also found success in the pop genre, co-writing the Top 40 single Somebody To Love Me (Tryon) and a Top 5 song at AC radio, It Won’t Be Christmas, recorded by Emma-Lee, a Canadian singer/songwriter with whom she has often collaborated.
Kosowski was tapped to arrange and produce a modern remake of the 1980s Parachute Club radio hit Rise Up, which features an all-star lineup of Canadian country artists including Meghan Patrick, Tebey, Jess Moskaluke, Gord Bamford, and The Washboard Union. Read an FYI story on that project here.
Her work has also been featured on numerous television networks and in feature films, including the award-winning thriller The Scarehouse and the action movie 88, starring Christopher Lloyd, the latter of which garnered her a 2016 Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of Achievement in Music - Best Original Song. She received a nomination for Producer of the Year at both the 2018 and 2019 CMAO Awards.