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Bucks Music Group signs Ivory Layne

A rising star in Nashville, Layne is signed to Justin Timberlake’s Villa40 artist development company

London, 18th May 2021 Bucks Music Group has signed Ivory Layne to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.

Layne’s career took flight when demos she had produced in her bedroom and posted online caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer Ed Cash. The pair wrote, produced, and released her first EP, Volume One.

Moving from her hometown of Denver, North Carolina, to Nashville, Layne went on to write with some of Music City’s top name’s including Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally, and Lori McKenna.

The title track from her second EP, Something’s Gonna Happen, was plucked for two global ad campaigns and Layne was signed by Justin Timberlake’s artist development company Villa40 soon after.

At the start of 2021, Layne released her much anticipated EP, Confetti, with production from duo Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway (Lewis Capaldi, James Bay), Jimmy Robbins and Layne herself. Her single Lonely Hearts is currently on BBC Radio 2’s A list.

Layne said: “As an up-and-coming artist, I’m used to being valued for potential and what I could be someday. Bucks sees what I’m bringing to the table now and meets it with enthusiasm and insight. I couldn’t be happier to be working with this incredible team and look forward to where we’ll go together!”

Alignment Management’s Chris Woods said: “I am delighted to have Bucks join team Ivory. From my first conversation with Flash and Sarah, I could see that they understood her vision as a creative, and that they shared in my belief that Ivory as a triple threat (artist, writer and producer) is an exceptional talent destined for great success.”

Bucks’ Director A&R, Sarah Liversedge Platz, said: “Ivory is a fantastic songwriter, artist and personality. She’s worked with some of the best names in the business already and is sure to have a fantastic career. We’re honoured that she has chosen Bucks for this next stage of her journey.”

Bucks’ Senior A&R, Flash Taylor, said: “We first encountered Ivory’s incredible writing and vocal talents on hearing her work with our writer Seton Daunt. Sarah and I immediately heard a singular and incredibly gifted young talent. When we met her on the Zoom, her fantastic personality, ambition, and intelligence burst through the screen. It became abundantly clear that this was a writer that we just had to work with. I am extremely excited to work with both Ivory and Chris on Ivory’s musical journey.”

Bucks Music Group

Bucks Music Group is one of the UK’s leading and longest running international, independent music publishers.