Beyond the Song: The Basics of Music Publishing

Photo: Dustin Bird, 2021.

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As the newest artist signed to the Open Road Recordings’ roster, rising star  Dustin Bird released his debut album Unscripted on February 5, 2021, featuring  the lead single “Broke and Lonely,” releasing to Canadian country radio on  March 1. 

CMAO Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird is pushing the boundaries of modern  country music. He has achieved six top 100 singles on the Canadian Country  Airplay chart as an artist, songwriter and producer. Building off of the success  of ‘Together We're Strong,’ a charity single he produced and co-wrote  featuring artists such as Cory Marks, Aaron Pritchett and Jason McCoy, he  earned his first Top 40 Australian Airplay single with ‘Every Little Town.’ Along with this he became a national finalist in the Jim Beam Talent Search,  wrote, produced and released ‘Live Off the Floor’ sessions from the famed  Catherine North Studios and was called ‘one to watch for in the country music  scene…’ (Sun Country 99.7 FM) 

Along with his notable Canadian country radio play, he has garnered an  impressive 325,000 + streams as an artist and 1 million + streams collectively  as a writer and producer. His music has earned a spot on Spotify editorial  playlists such as ‘All About Country,’ ‘New Music Nashville,’ and ‘Live  Country.’ As a performer with a natural love for entertaining an audience,  Dustin Bird has played major festivals such as Boots and Hearts, Havelock  Jamboree, Kempenfest and more. His tour history also includes opening for  major Canadian acts such as Tyler Shaw, Jess Moskaluke and The Washboard  Union, among others. With new music, a growing fan base and a new record on  the way, Dustin Bird truly ‘solidifies his place in country’s wave of rising stars’ (Rhythm & Boots NYC).