Tailor-made in 2003 by the man in the “big loud shirt” himself, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, Big Loud Publishing is all about making bold, creative statements in Nashville’s music industry. It continues to challenge the status quo with head-turning songs and has now grown to become one of the most successful independent music publishers in the Country format, with hits cranking full volume all across the genre. Big Loud Publishing’s stable of top-tier songwriters includes Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Matt Dragstrem, Jamie Moore and Joey Moi, Chris Lane, Ashley Leone, Madison Kozak, Ernest K. Smith and Griffen Palmer. To date, that lineup has penned over 90 singles including three GRAMMY Award winners (Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away”), the 8X PLATINUM 2019 BMI Pop Song of the Year (Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” featuring Florida Georgia Line) and over 50 #1 hits for artists like Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Beverley Knight, Three Days Grace, Jason Aldean, Chris Lane and many others.
Craig Wiseman, the man in the “Big Loud Shirt”, is the owner and president of the company. From Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wiseman moved to Nashville in 1985 to pursue a songwriting career. He signed his first publishing deal in 1990, and in 2003, he opened Big Loud Shirt. The company has since experienced over thirty-eight #1’s, and Wiseman continues his own songwriting success; in 2015, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
A West Union, IL native, Seth England moved to Nashville after graduating from Greenville College, majoring in music business and marketing. He got involved with Big Loud Shirt and quickly became the company’s creative director. He now serves as the vice president of Big Loud Shirt and is a partner of Big Loud Mountain and Big Loud Records.
Kimberly Gleason, a Minnesota native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, began her music business career at BMI. At the BMI Nashville office, she worked first in the television and film music department before moving into writer/publisher relations. Following her interest in music publishing, she joined Almo Irving Music for eight years until its purchase by Universal Music. In 2003, Kimberly joined Craig Wiseman upon his opening of Big Loud Shirt. As Director of Operations at BLPI, she oversees the song catalog activity, including demo accounting and license approvals.
Raised in Capron, VA, Samantha Jervey moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University in 2012. Upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies, she began her journey with Big Loud as Office Manager for the management and label divisions, having interned with the company for two semesters in college. Samantha spent 2017 serving as one of the team's A&R's under Seth England and Joey Moi where she operated as a liaison between the publishing & label rosters. In 2018, she transitioned full-time onto the publishing staff where she now serves as Sr. Creative Director.
Born in the Twin Cities, Michael Giangreco moved to Nashville in middle school with his family. Because of his passion for music, he attended Belmont University to study Music Business. While completing his studies, Michael interned for several companies including Rhythm House/Roc Nation and Big Loud. He began his career working as the catalog manager at Universal Music Publishing Group. Michael now works with Big Loud as their Creative Coordinator.
Emily Crews, a Marshall, IL native, moved to Nashville after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Marketing. During her college career, Emily held serval internships for companies including C3 & Waxflower Management, Red Light Management, and Polyvinyl Record Company. Emily now works with Big Loud as the Catalog Manager.