NEWS at CrossLight Publishing

CrossLight Seeks Partner!

Crosslight Publishing Debuts


Crosslight Music Publishing,LLC is seeking a full partner to help us grow our music publishing company which is based in Nashville and Los Angeles! 

General Partners, Dan McGowan and Nelson Tucker saw a need for a new kind of publishing company and used their combined 55 years of experience in the music business to start the company in early 2018.

The company is growing and seeks a person who has music business experience with great PR and negotiating skills, to come on board as a full partner.  Ideally, the candidate should be based in Nashville since Dan and Nelson spend most of their time on the West Coast.

We saw a need for a music publishing firm that could represent songwriters on both the West Coast and Nashville,” said Tucker. “With the growth in popularity of Country music in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, it was time to expand the reach of a global publishing business. We are meeting that need.

Crosslight Music Publishing is unique in that it focuses on songwriters who have not yet had a hit but who have the musical imagination and creativity that the current market demands.

In addition to representing songwriters, Crosslight also offers the services of song demos, song critiques, songwriting courses and Songwriter’s Weekends in Nashville and Los Angeles. They are actively engaged in putting together a Military Song Project, an album to be distributed to all active-duty military stationed abroad, free of charge!

McGowan expressed concern that, “Songwriters in Los Angeles have a difficult time making contacts with publishers or A&R people in Nashville. We’re excited to give them, and songwriters everywhere, the opportunity to make the connection.” 

Crosslight Music Publishing is proud to announce the recent signing of songwriters Don Coyne, Gail Wasserman, Steve Hill, Paul Rassmusson, Roland Vega and Ken Sloan!

Crosslight welcomes interested persons who desire an opportunity to grow with a dynamic music publishing company. Contact Nelson Tucker at 800-906-7294 or 

2019 Songwriter's Weekend!


 Join us in 2019 in Los Angeles! (TBD). This "Intensive Saturday" is filled with songwriting tips, creative methods of getting your songs published, business and legal advice and more!

The all-day session will include:

  • Interaction with publishers and producers
  • Song critiques 
  • Artist showcase
  • Legal advice from entertainment attorneys - NO ADDITIONAL COST!
  • Friday evening Reception
  • Saturday Night "Bar Crawl" (after hours party)
  • VIP Package (optional)
  • Songwriting Contest
  • Music-related vendors
  • So much more!

It's all happening in the Los Angeles area in 2019 (TBD)!
Special Hotel rates will be available! 

"For the Love of Country Music" Summit

For the Love of Country Summit

CrossLight Music Publishing announced the creation of a Country music artist summit in Nashville in the Summer of 2019 (TBD). Invitations will go out to 100 top Country artists whose music was prominent in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and first decade of 2000.

The goal of the Summit is to consider and strategize about the exciting future of Country music. The plan is to have actionable outcomes and recommendations.

The Summit is by invitation, only.

Inquiries can be made to Nelson Tucker at 800-906-7294 or