Sony Music Publishing Reaches Deal With BTS Songwriter Max

Photo credit: Sony Music Publishing | Pictured: Nick Bral, Zack Phillips, Jennifer Knoepfle, Max, Sam Drake, Evan Winiker

Sony Music Publishing has announced that it has signed a worldwide administration agreement with songwriter BTS Max.

Max, whose real name is Maxwell Schneider, launches Color Vision Publishing in partnership with SMP. Color Vision announced its first signing, Cody Dear, alongside the launch.

“Max is a joy to be around and someone who moves seamlessly across many musical genres and styles,” shares Jennifer Knoepfle, Senior Vice President of Sony Music Publishing. “He is as good at writing for himself as he is for others. We are delighted to welcome him to the Sony Music Publishing team.

“When I first met Jenn and the team, I immediately felt their passion and enthusiasm,” Max says of the deal. “They agreed with my vision and I can’t wait to make it happen with them.”

Max co-wrote BTS’s upcoming single, “Yet To Come.” His song “Blueberry Eyes” features BTS member Suga, and he also appeared in one of Suga’s hits, “Burn It” by Agust D.

“Max’s versatility as a writer is one of his most unique assets,” said Director Evan Winiker. “He has a real ability to write with an artist and make them feel authentic to their world, and then the next day to get into their own project and back into their space.”

Max’s most recent single, “Gucci Bag,” was co-written by new signee Cody Dear. “We are thrilled to welcome Cody as the first editor to be signed to the Color Vision family. He is one of the most talented humans, instrumentalists and songwriters I have had the pleasure of working with,” adds Max’s Color Vision publishing company also includes consultants Ryan Siegel and Joel Shackelford.

Just a few days ago, Sony Music Publishing also signed a worldwide deal with songwriter Ashley Gorley. This agreement encompasses Gorley’s entire catalog of works, including future compositions. Gorley is widely known for his catalog of #1 singles and has written over 400 songs for artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Bon Jovi, Weezer and many more.

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