Michael McAnally Baum handles all operations and business affairs across the SMACK publishing, production and management arms. He worked closely with the development of Old Dominion & Walker Hayes, independently releasing their buzz-worthy EPs prior to their major label signings and is currently managing breakthrough artists Hayes and JoSMITH.
He has built SMACKSongs, the publishing co-venture with hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborn into Billboard Country Top 10 Publisher with a roster that includes McAnally, Osborne, Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion, Green River Ordinance’s Josh Jenkins, Matt McGinn, Kylie Morgan and singer/songwriters Jo Smith and Walker Hayes.
He is the secretary of the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers, and was instrumental in the creation of the Inaugural Emerging Songwriter Series and the Nashville AIMP Awards.
Additionally, serves on the ACM Lifting Lives Board and Grammy Country Screening Committee.
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