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Natalia Signs Record Deal

Australian-born and currently Nashville-based Natalia Demo has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Music Nashville.

Natalia grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne. At the age of 17, she was accepted into Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee to study and began co-writing.

In 2013, she was accepted into the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters (GPS) Class, where along with 11 other singer/songwriters, she was paired with publishers, attorneys and other industry influentials to help develop her songwriting craft and music career.

Natalia has been working with some or Nashville’s well-known songwriting heavyweights.

The agreement sees the publisher sign Natalia to an artist development deal and as a singer/songwriter.

“I’m excited and honored to get to pursue what I love and have always been passionate about and worked at, as a career,” Natalia said. “To have the opportunity to write music on a professional level with Music Nashville giving me the platform to pitch my music to some of the greatest artists in the world is what I have dreamed of achieving.

“In fact, this exceeds my dreams. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Nashville team and member of the Warner family worldwide and look forward to working hard and achieving great things.”

Natalia plans to remain living in Nashville while she works on a debut album.

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