Parallel Music Publishing is proud to introduce Blake Chaffin as the first songwriter signed to its Nashville roster. Chaffin joined Parallel earlier this month and is already cranking out potential hit songs for the company.
“To have someone believe in you is incredible,” Chaffin says of his new opportunity. “This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Chaffin, a graduate of Kansas State University, moved to Music City in 2002 and began learning the craft of songwriting. He has written or co-written dozens of songs and has had artists consider recording some of them. “Yes, it took 9 years to land this writing deal,” Chaffin admits, “but I wouldn’t change a thing about the journey that brought me to this point.”
“Blake has great ideas, strong melodies and a passion for writing,” says Tim Hunze, who heads up Parallel Music Publishing. “History has proven that those are the makings of a great songwriter. Parallel is thrilled that we signed him before someone else did.”
Parallel Music Publishing is part of Los Angeles-based, Parallel Entertainment which opened its Nashville operation earlier this year. The publishing company is a partnership between Hunze, Parallel Entertainment Founder & CEO, J.P. Williams, and C.T. Wyatt, who runs the Nashville office of Parallel Entertainment.
Parallel Entertainment is a full service talent management and production company. It has produced everything from motion pictures to music albums to programming for a variety of cable television networks, including HBO and Comedy Central. Its talent roster boasts some of comedy’s most notable acts like Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and Lisa Lampanelli as well as music acts like Zella Day and Warner Music Nashville recording artist, Dean Alexander. It also manages actors including former CMT Insider host, Lance Smith.
Since signing with Parallel, Chaffin has invited a steady stream of co-writers to the company’s new Music Row office. “ I know how many songwriters there are in this town,” he says. And I know how few slots there are for them at publishing companies. Believe me, I know how lucky I am.”
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