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Pictured L-R: Trevor Mathiesen (Publishing and A&R Director), Michael Farren, Jonathan Mason (VP, Christian A&R and Publishing), John Nemoy (VP, Legal Affairs)

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NEWS SOURCE: Curb | Word Entertainment
February 7, 2020

Nashville, Tenn. (February 7, 2020) - Curb Publishing has signed GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning writer Michael Farren, it was announced by Jonathan Mason, Vice President, Curb | Word Christian A&R and Publishing. The landmark signing marks Farren’s reunion with Curb | Word, after being signed by Word in 2005 as an artist and writer with the band Pocket Full of Rocks.
Farren’s songs have been recorded by many leading artists from diverse musical genres, including Lauren Daigle, Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Karen Peck & New River, Darlene Zschech, Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Daddy Weave, Brian Free & Assurance, Unspoken, and Phillips, Craig and Dean, among many others. His credits include Lauren Daigle’s GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum-selling single, “Trust In You”; the title-cut of Reba’s GRAMMY®-winning Sing It Now; Michael W. Smith’s worship standard, “Let It Rain”; and Farren produced Christine D’Clario’s 2015 Dove Award-winning release, Eterno (Live).

“Michael Farren is one of Christian music’s most gifted writers and producers, and valued mentors, and we are honored he’ll be joining our family of writers,” said Mason. “His addition to our roster is just one piece of the greater puzzle God is building here. With Mike Curb’s involvement, building on the rich legacy of Word Records, our team is more excited than ever about the future of Christian music.”
Along with Farren, the Curb Publishing roster includes such leading writers as Tedd T, Jason Walker, Sarah Reeves, Tony Wood, Benji Cowart, Joel Lindsey, Rebekah White, Kenna West, Wayne Haun, Molly Reed, Josh Bronleewe, Ben Backus, Mark Campbell, Joseph Prielozny, and Chris Mackey, among others.
About Curb | Word Entertainment
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit

Pictured L-R: Doris Bratcher (Executive Assistant), Jonathan Mason (VP, Christian A&R and Publishing), Colt Murski (VP, Country Publishing and Creative) Bryan Stewart (SVP, A&R and Finance) John Nemoy (VP, Legal Affairs), Michael Farren, Trevor Mathiesen (Publishing and A&R Director), Joel Timen (VP, Film and TV) Nina Jenkins (Creative Director, Publishing) Ciara Shortridge (Sr. Creative Director, Publishing)



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