Relative Music Group & Sony Music Publishing Sign Nick Donley to Global Deal

Today, Relative Music Group, in partnership with Sony Music Publishing, announced the signing of country music hitmaker Nick Donley to a worldwide publishing agreement.

Nick Donley has quickly made a name for himself in the Nashville scene as an in-demand songwriter, crafting popular songs including the No. 1 hit “Sittin’ Pretty” by Florida Georgia Line; “Unapologetically Country” and “4×4” by HARDY; “That Ain’t Me No More” by Matt Stell; “Mama Got The Chair” by Chevel Shepherd; and many more.

Nick Donley said, “Relative Music is a small family with a big vision and I’m grateful to call it my songwriting home. I couldn’t be more excited to work with this driven creative tight-knit group of people.”

Dennis Matkosky, Founder, Relative Music Group said, “We’ve been wanting to work with Nick for quite a while now, and I am so excited it finally happened. Nick is a perfect fit for Relative – he brings great ideas and a work ethic that won’t quit, and he is a great hang. We have an amazing team between Relative and our Sony Family and we can’t wait to get to work.”

HARDY, Partner, Relative Music Group said, “I’m so excited to start working with Nick Donley. I’ve heard and have been a fan of his songs for a long time and I’m happy that he is finally a part of this team. Nick is a hardworking, positive guy with a “go get it” attitude, which is exactly what we need here at Relative. Nick is also one of the first people I ever met in this town, and after 11 years, I’m proud to see such a full circle moment come together. Welcome to the family, Nick.”

Originally from Ohio, Donley began writing songs in college and started his career writing commercials for radio. He later moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue his career as a professional songwriter. Since then, he has established himself as one of today’s top modern country songwriters, writing hits performed by artists including HARDY, Matt Stell, Allie Colleen, and Adam Hambrick, among many others.



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