Big Machine Music (BMM), a subsidiary of HYBE America, announced today the signing of singer/songwriter Matt Roy to an exclusive co-publishing agreement. Roy officially joins BMM’s roster of hitmakers including Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz, Matt Dragstrem, Jessie Jo Dillon and Eric Paslay, among others.
Initially influenced by icons Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Tom Petty, the New Jersey native began playing music at the age of 12. Drawn to the storytelling in Country Music, Roy landed his first publishing deal prior to graduating from Belmont University in 2018. Since then, his songs have been recorded by superstars Kane Brown and Chris Young as well as newcomers Ashley Cooke and Adam Doleac. In 2020, Roy notched his first chart-topper with the multi-week No. 1, GOLD-certified hit “Done” (co-written and recorded by Chris Janson).
“Matt has a natural instinct of both craft and commerciality beyond what can be taught or learned. I believe he will be one of the great songwriters of his generation,” said Big Machine Music’s General Manager Mike Molinar. “We are incredibly honored that he has chosen Big Machine Music as his publishing partner.”
Earlier this year, Roy released his debut EP titled Wildflower featuring five self-penned songs including standout “Morning In New Orleans.” Most recently, Roy has been on the road opening for Jason and Morgan Wade, among others.
“I could not be more excited to be a part of the Big Machine Music family,” shared Roy. “Their commitment to song craftsmanship and work ethic is something that inspires me greatly as a songwriter and artist. I really do feel at home and I’m excited to get to work together.”