The songwriters at Dallas Davidson’s new Music Row publishing upstart, Play It Again Music Publishing, have been given the mission and the luxury to be creative.
“We feel like we’re all a family here and we’re all after the same goal, and that goal is to make an impact on music,” said Davidson, the hit songwriter and Play It Again’s president and CEO. “We don’t have fences around this company. I don’t care if they write a rap song, a pop song or a country song. This is all about music at Play It Again. We’re not focused on one certain genre. I want our writers to feel as creative as they can.”
Davidson decided to form Play It Again with close friend and business partner Austin Marshall to give new writers the same opportunities he got when he moved to Nashville. Davidson has more than 20 No. 1 hits as a writer and expects his company to have a similar track record. He and Marshall, who serves as executive vice president, signed four diverse songwriters with each bringing something different to the writing room and the new company.