Steve Bloch

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Steve Bloch, Song Plugger, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN After a decade of success with his LA based talent agency, ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATES, Bloch segued into publishing and founded SOUTHERN COW MUSIC in 1991, moved his headquarters to Nashville in 1993, and hasn’t looked back since. His boutique publishing company garnered cuts with Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and Lee Greenwood. In addition he secured cuts with Kenny Chesney, John Berry, Tracy Byrd and Lila McCann, while independently pitching songs for Gary Burr, Tom Damphier, Greg Barnhill, and Pat Bunch, among others.

In the late 90’s, he was hired by Doug Johnson, label head at GIANT RECORDS, to do independent A&R for the label where he generated cuts for Clay Walker, Keith Harling, and Blake Shelton.

During this time, Steve’s publishing company and DREAMWORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING entered into a joint venture agreement which lasted for three years.

In 2003, he co-founded WRITER ZONE MUSIC, LLC., a uniquely innovative publishing company. Writers who came on board with a high level of past measurable success (#1 songs) share equity in the company. Writer/Partners include Thom Schuyler (“16th Ave.”/Lacy J. Dalton), Rand Bishop (“My List”/Toby Keith) and Jon Robbin (“I Breathe In I Breathe Out”/Chris Cagle).
In early 2011, an official relationship between Steve Bloch and the innovative multi-faceted entertainment company, ARTIST AND REPERTOIRE, LLC, was designed. Steve oversaw Publishing Relations for the company, strategically scheduling and promoting its writers while marketing the rich, deep A&R song catalog to the greater Nashville music community.
In October of 2011, Doug Johnson left Curb to become the creative head of BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT, and he has once again reached out to Steve to assist him in finding the best material for his roster of artists, including Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton, and John King.

Additionally, Steve consults new, independent publishing companies, as well as offering private one-on-one songwriting consultations. He is a frequent guest of the West Coast Songwriters Association, the Durango Songwriters Expo, the Arizona Songwriters Association, TAXI, and various SGA and NSAI events. He is an NSAI Pro-on-the Road, leads two classes on line for SongU.com, and twice a month sources the ever-growing “Lucky 13” Speed Pitch event in Nashville.

As Steve always says, “You never know where you’ll find the magic”.