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GRAMMY NOMINATED SONGWRITER / PRODUCER SHAUN SHANKEL SIGNS PUBLISHING DEAL WITH WORD ENTERTAINMENT




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NEWS SOURCE: Word Entertainment
January 28, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN – (January 28, 2011) – Word Music Publishing announces the signing of GRAMMY nominated and Dove Award winning songwriter/producer Shaun Shankel. Shankel has written and produced music for some of the biggest selling artists in the Christian and Pop industry, selling over seven million albums and singles to date. In his career, Shankel has garnered 12 No. 1 hits and has had his songs in film, television and commercial campaigns and has been responsible for signing writers and artists such as Ben Glover and Joy Williams. Shankel is currently working on co-writing and producing a new project with new duo, “For King And Country.”

"Shaun’s an amazing songwriter and producer and has already proven to be a great addition to our company,” says Chad Segura, Senior VP of Word Music Publishing. “He brings with him a history of success in multiple genres and we’re excited to have him join our team."

"I am proud to be a part of the Word Music Family,” adds Shankel. “I have found in them a great partner whose support and resources will enable me to create and develop the best songs and artists.”

Shankel is a sought after producer and songwriter whose credits include winning the 2006 “Special Event of the Year” Dove Award for his song “Lion” on The Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack (performed by Rebecca St. James). Throughout his career, Shankel has worked with a line of renowned artists such as 98 Degrees, Michael Bolton, Hilary Duff, Amy Grant, Natalie Grant, Tyler Hilton, The Jonas Brothers and Nick Jonas and Vanessa Williams, to name a few.

Shaun Shankel joins Word Entertainment Publishing impressive roster of writer/producers which include Paul Alan, Matt Boswell, Ian Eskelin, Michael Farren, Becca Mizell and Jason Walker.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for 59 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Point Of Grace, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Group 1 Crew, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Mark Schultz and Big Daddy Weave and is home to Word Distribution, Word Print, 25 LIVE, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Fervent Records and Myrrh Records.

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