FCM Songs Inks Publishing Deal With Swedish Singer, Songwriter Tommy Iceland

Publishing Deal Preceded By Cuts From Chris Tomlin, Jesus Culture & More

New Music Expected From Tommy In Early 2019

 From L to R: Seth Mosley (President of Full Circle Music), Tommy Iceland, Stacey Willbur (VP of Publishing and A&R; at Full Circle Music)

From L to R: Seth Mosley (President of Full Circle Music), Tommy Iceland, Stacey Willbur (VP of Publishing and A&R; at Full Circle Music)

Nashville, Tenn. (Jul. 10, 2018)FCM Songs and GRAMMY® winner Seth Mosley are announcing the recent signing of Sweden-based singer, songwriter Tommy Iceland. Tommy's catalog already includes cuts with major artists like We Are Messengers, Stars Go Dim, David Leonard, Jesus Culture and Chris Tomlin. He will join FCM Songs which is home to notables like the GRAMMY® nominated Matt Hammitt. In addition to FCM Songs, Full Circle Music serves as a hub for creatives with The Full Circle Music Academy, FCM Records and more spearheaded by a team of GRAMMY® winning producers and songwriters.

"Part of our mission for Full Circle Music is to empower artists and writers from all around the world, not just in our backyard,” shares Mosley, President of Full Circle Music. “Signing Tommy is a big step forward for us in becoming an international company and the songs that he is already writing bring such a fresh life and sound to what typically comes out of a music hub like Nashville. We are so excited to partner with Tommy and his family in this new season!"

Born in the North Atlantic haven of Hafnarfjörður, Tommy fell in love with music at an early age. After moving to Sweden, Tommy became a part of the local church where he soon began singing, playing guitar and drums on a regular basis. He discovered his calling when a deep passion was found in worship. Later he became a part of Hillsong Sweden where he serves as a worship leader. 

"I couldn't be more excited about seeing what's in store for this God-made partnership,” shares Tommy. “I love the fact that I get to work with people who are not only good friends but also feel like family!"

New music is expected from Tommy in early 2019. 

 

About Full Circle Music:

The GRAMMY® winning & Billboard Producer of the Year Seth Mosley stands as the mastermind behind some of the biggest hits in the CCM industry, helming No. 1 singles from for KING & COUNTRY (“Fix My Eyes”), Francesca Battistelli (“He Knows My Name”), Jeremy Camp (“He Knows”) and more in one year alone. Altogether, Mosley’s full-service production company, Full Circle Music, has contributed to over 20 No. 1 chart-topping songs and worked with artists, both signed and independent, including Skillet, Mat Kearney, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more. The team writes and produces an average of 150 songs each year in their Franklin, Tenn.-based studio. Mosley and group unveiled the training resource Full Circle Music Academy, FCM Records and FCM Songs with Dove Award winning Matt Hammitt as their first songwriter, followed by the signing of Riley Friesen and Tommy Iceland. Focusing on crafting music for the future, Mosley is the curator of the Made It In Music Podcast which sits down with industry icons.

 

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4X GRAMMY® Nominee Matthew West Presses Pause on Life's Precious Moments With Personal New Video for "The Beautiful Things We Miss"

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West to Return to Legendary Grand Ole Opry Stage this Father's Day Weekend

Nashville, Tenn. (Jun. 15, 2018) - Four-time GRAMMY® Nominee Matthew West recently released the lyric video for "The Beautiful Things We Miss," off his latest, All In.  Written as a reflection of the symmetry of West's own life and career, the lyric video presses pause on life’s most precious moments for West – being a husband and dad, and is composed of a montage of personal photos of West and his wife Emily, along with their two daughters, Lulu and Delaney.

"The idea for this song came while I was on a hike in the Colorado mountains," says West. "At one point I stopped for a break, looked up and realized I had missed some of the most breathtaking scenery around me. I pulled out my phone and typed the words 'The Beautiful Things We Miss.' That’s what led me to write this song that cuts straight to the core of my biggest struggle in life - being a dad who stays connected and invested in the lives of my daughters, and being the kind of husband that my wife needs me to be. Do I care more about my career than my family? What would they say about me if I asked them that question? I hope this song can remind us all what really matters before it passes us by." 

The lyric video is already resonating with families in a big way, with an outpour of support from The National Fatherhood Initiative, Dad Tired and Loving It, Dad of Divas, and more. Additionally, West along with his father, Pastor Joe West, will be co-hosting Keep The Faith as a special tribute to Father's Day this Sunday. 

This Father's Day Weekend, West will be returning to the legendary circle at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday, Jun. 16. The evening will also feature performances from Love and Theft, Riders In The Sky and more. Fans can tune in to watch via opry.com and the Opry’s mobile app as well as via the Opry’s flagship radio station, 650 AM WSM. For a list of additional performers or to purchase tickets, visit www.opry.com

About Matthew West:

Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others, and number one cuts by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: All In (2017), Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY® nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003).

Well known for communicating stories through song, Matthew West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His studio album, Live Forever (2015), continued that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has obtained numerous No. 1 singles, most recently with "Broken Things," while achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions” for 15 weeks.

Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas AwayThe Story Of Your Life, ForgivenessToday Is Day One and his newest release, Hello My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information. 

Get Connected to Matthew West:

Website: www.matthewwest.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthewwest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthew_west

Instagram: @matthewjwest

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewWestVEVO

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