MORRIS HIGHAM MANAGEMENT’S CLINT HIGHAM TOGETHER WITH KOBALT MUSIC AND PUBLISHING VETERAN ROBERT FILHART FORM NEW PUBLISHING COMPANY: TOBY AND MOLLY MUSIC, LLC

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

With over 40 years in music management, booking and production experience, Nashville-based Morris Higham Management (MHM) adds publishing to its list of client services. Through a joint venture among MHM President Clint Higham, Kobalt Music and recent addition to MHM, publishing industry veteran and manager Robert Filhart, newly established Toby and Molly Music, LLC creates unique opportunities for writer/artist-friendly deals. Flagship signee is 22-year-old storyteller Chase Wright.
 
“It’s challenging for new artists to focus on their art when the stress of commerce and business occupies their days,” Higham reflects on the decision behind the publishing company. “Logically it was the next step in the full-service model we offer our clients, intended so they have the freedom to focus on the music. We all benefit when that happens.”
 
Filhart first introduced Wright to MHM for management following months of development during his previous tenure at ASCAP. “Chase’s voice paired with his work ethic and drive for entertaining really stuck out to me when we were first introduced to him over a year ago. This new publishing venture further enhances the artist/management experience while providing added value to their creative services needs.” Filhart continues, “The names ‘Toby and Molly’ are to honor my father’s legacy as they were the first team of draft horses we had on our farm in Michigan. It represents a work ethic we should all strive to achieve in life.”
 
Known for creating unique models to further develop and benefit their roster, MHM’s Dale Morris and Higham recently partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency to expand the services previously included under their sister company, Dale Morris & Associates. For decades, MHM has guided the careers of iconic artists including trailblazers Alabama and 8-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney, to recent successes of clients ranging from reigning ACM/CMA Group of the Year Old Dominion, country-pop superstar-in-the-making Michael Ray, full-throttle songwriter/outlier rocker Brantley Gilbert to rising star Carly Pearce, among others.
 
Los Angeles-based attorney Jeff Biederman of Manatt’s prestigious law firm brought Kobalt into the partnership and oversees legal for Toby and Molly Music, LLC. Kobalt will oversee all administration services for the publishing company.