RAZOR & TIE MUSIC PUBLISHING CELEBRATES RECORDING OF WRITER GREG HOLDEN’S SONG “HOME” BY AMERICAN IDOL WINNER
“Home” Performed on American Idol Season Finale and Scores Billboard Digital Song Chart Debut At #2 Selling Over 278,000
Song Marks Second-Best Digital Sales Week Ever For Any “Idol” Contestant
(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie Music Publishing singer/songwriter Greg Holden celebrates the recording of his song “Home” by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips. The song was also performed on the season finale of American Idol and this week scored the highest Billboard Digital Song Chart debut at #2 selling over 278,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the fourth-largest debut of the year trailing Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa and Katy Perry singles. “Home” is the second-best digital sales week ever for any “Idol” contestant, following Kelly Clarkson’s 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You” when it debuted with 280,000 downloads. The song also ushers in the biggest sales week for any “Idol” winner’s coronation single since SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003. “Home” was co-written by Pulse writer Drew Pearson and was picked byAmerican Idol mentor / Interscope head Jimmy Iovine for Phillip Phillips as his coronation song.
Greg Holden is a Scottish-born, English-raised singer songwriter currently living in New York City. Since moving there three years ago, he has self-released three records, toured the United States supporting indie starlet Ingrid Michaelson on her Sold Out ‘Everybody Tour’ and toured Europe numerous times. Most recently he celebrated a #1 Single in Holland “The Lost Boy” and followed with a sold out Dutch tour dates on his Spring 2012 tour. The song also raised over $50,000 for Red Cross during Radio 3FM’s annual charity campaign, Serious Request. Holden’s eagerly awaited second studio album I Don’t Believe You was funded almost entirely by his fans after raising $30,000 in one month on Kickstarter.com. Holden’s 2011 album, I Don’t Believe You, was produced by Tony Berg (Bob Dylan, Weezer, Aimee Mann) and was released digitally in May 2011 debuting at #6 in the UK & US iTunes Singer/Songwriters Charts.
Greg’s honest and progressively more opinionated approach to his lyrics, along with his folky yet melodic style, has won him an army of supporters that continue to grow and follow his ventures. His ‘Living Room Series’ and ‘Not My Living Room Series’ on YouTube have been viewed more than 2 Million times across the world and all three of his self-released records have been featured in the iTunes ‘Best Singer/Songwriters’, ‘New & Noteworthy’ and ‘What We’re Listening To’ categories. Greg has also performed on various news/radio programs across America & Europe and has had his songs featured on major television shows such as ABC’s Private Practice, Make It Or Break It, One Tree Hill and The CW’s Life Unexpected, as well as the Reese Witherspoon film This Means War.
“Greg Holden is one of the most talented singer-songwriters to have graced our studios at BBC Radio and over the past couple of decades…” – Stephen Foster / BBC Radio
Razor & Tie Music Publishing
Razor & Tie Music Publishing was founded in 2007 and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and career development. In a few short years it has developed a small focused roster of talented and accomplished writers, artists and bands, as well as a lucrative catalog of songs. The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team, and supported by an administration, finance, and business affairs staff with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world. Recently Razor & Tie Music Publishing celebrated the companies second #1 country hit in less than six months; the first being singer/songwriter Dave Barnes’ “God Gave Me You,” as performed by Blake Shelton and the second being writer Catt Gravitt’s co-write on the song “Alone With You” as performed by country singer Jake Owen. Dave Barnes also received his first Grammy® nomination for Best Country Song for the track and Barnes’ and Shelton’s versions of the song sold over one million singles. Gravitt’s “Alone With You” is also already Gold having sold over 616,000. Razor & Tie Music Publishing recently appeared in both the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart (#10) and the Billboard Top 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart (#7).
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