NEWS & PRESS

NEWS

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March 2021

APRA NOMINATION

Thank you APRA for nominating Melanie Dyer's "Memphis T-Shirt" for Most Performed Country Work at the upcoming APRA Music Awards 2021!  "Memphis T-Shirt" was #1 for six-weeks on Australian Country Radio in 2020.  The song was written by Melanie Dyer, Emma-Lee and Karen, and Karen produced and mixed the track. 

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September 2020

THANK YOU TORONTO STAR!

Thank you to Nick Krewen and The Toronto Star for this cool piece about Karen, Emma-Lee and Victoria Banks!

January 2020

THANK YOU VARIETY!

Thank you to Variety Magazine for including Mickey Guyton's "What Are You Gonna Tell Her" at #6 on your list of the "Best Songs of 2020"! 

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September 2020

CERTIFIED GOLD!

Congrats to Tim Hicks on the recent Gold Certification of "What A Song Should Do" in Canada.  The song was co-written by Tim, Emma-Lee and Karen, and was a #1 last year at Canadian Radio and #1 on Australia's CMC Chart. 

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July 2020

SONY/ATV SIGNS KAREN KOSOWSKI

Karen has signed a global publishing deal with Sony/ATV Nashville! Read all about it here

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February 2020

THANK YOU, VARIETY!

"It’s also exquisitely sung, moving and brilliant… so there’s that. Could it be a CMA or Grammy song of the year contender and airplay No. 1, too? Who knows? It was, at least, the No. 1 song of Country Radio Seminar."  - Variety Magazine.  Thank you Variety Magazine for this article about Mickey Guyton's performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" at CRS 2020.

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December 2019

AUSTRALIAN #1

Congrats to Tim Hicks on achieving a second #1 with 'What A Song Should Do', this time on Australia's CMC Chart!

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February 2019

ANTHEM IS CERTIFIED GOLD

Brett Kissel's "Anthem" is officially certified Gold in Canada!  Anthem was written by Karen Kosowski, Emma-Lee, and Phil Barton.

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December 2016

BILLBOARD TOP 5

Emma-Lee's "It Won't Be Christmas" is a Top 5 Hit on Billboard! Congrats Emma-Lee! Karen produced and mixed the track, and co-wrote it with Emma-Lee and Julie Crochetiere.

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January 2016

"BEST ORIGINAL SONG" NOMINATION

'Where The Light Used To Be' has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, which wiill be broadcast live from the Toronto's Sony Center on CBC Television on March 13th. 'Where The Light Used To Be' was written and performed by Peter Katz and Karen Kosowski and produced by Karen, for the WangoFilms feature length film "88" starring Katharine Isabelle and Christopher Lloyd.

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July 2015

MUSIC FOR PAN AM GAMES

Karen produced the music that was heard at every medal ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games.  The music is based on the original song "Shine As One", co-written with Dennis Ellsworth and Sophia D’Aragon Krim.

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August 2014

TOM PETTY MENTIONS "WHAT WOULD TOM PETTY DO" IN ROLLING STONE

"What Would Tom Petty Do", written by Karen, Emma-Lee and Justin Gray was mentioned by Tom Petty himself in Rolling Stone Magazine!

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March 2015

INTERVIEW IN TORONTO STAR

Entertainment reporter Nick Patch interviewed Karen for his article entitled "Where Are All The Female Record Producers?"

March 2021

GRAMMY PERFORMANCE

Mickey Guyton performed a new version of "Black Like Me" entitled "Black Like Me (Our Voices)".  Karen produced a new version of Mickey Guyton's grammy nominated song "Black Like Me".  Mickey performed the new version entitled "Black Like Me (Our Voices)"  at the Grammys and you can see the performance on Youtube here!  Also, check out Karen behind Mickey on the piano! 

January 2021

THE CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!

Nashville Scene, in partnership with CMT, has released the results of their 21st Annual Country Music Critics Poll and Mickey Guyton is dominating, making the the lists for Artist Of The Year (#1), Female Vocalist Of The Year (#1), Single of The Year (#1 and #8), and Best New Act (#3). Thank you to the critics! Also a great read is this companion analysis by Geoffrey Himes.

 

December 2020

AMERICAN SONGWRITER: TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

Thank you American Songwriter Magazine for naming Mickey Guyton's EP "Bridges" one of the Top Albums of the Year! 

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July 2020

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

Thank you to the members of the CCMA for nominating Karen in the category of "Producer Of The Year" for her work with The Washboard Union!

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March 2020

MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES STUDIO VERSION OF "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA TELL HER?"

Mickey Guyton's new studio recording of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" is now out on Capitol Records Nashville.  The studio recording was produced and mixed by Karen and is getting media attention with Rolling Stone calling it "devastating", an interview with CMTCountry Music Tattletale calling it "thought-provoking", and Entertainment Weekly calling it one of the five best songs of the week. Check it out wherever you buy or stream music now!

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February 2020

THANK YOU THATNASHVILLESOUND.COM

Thank you ThatNashvilleSound.com for calling "What Are You Going To Tell Her?" the "most important song of 2020"! Read the article here

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April 2019

"HOLD ON" FEATURED IN THE MOVIE "BREAKTHROUGH"

Congrats to Tim Hicks and his team on another #1 with "What A Song Should Do", this time in Australia on the CMC Chart!

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March 2018

#1 SELLING  CANADIAN SINGLE / BILLBOARD TOP 10

Brett Kissel's single "Anthem" spends a second week as the top-selling Canadian single and rises to #10 on the Billboard Canada Country radio charts!  Anthem was co-written by Karen and is available on Spotify/Apple Music/Google Play now!

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October 2016

PROFILE IN PROFESSIONAL SOUND MAGAZINE

Read the profile on Karen in the October  issue of Professional Sound magazine. 

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December 2015

FEATURE IN SONGWRITER'S MAGAZINE

Read Karen's Q&A and editorial feature in the 2016 print issue of Songwriter's Magazine, published by The Songwriter's Association of Canada.

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June 2015

"WHERE THE LIGHT USED TO BE" FEATURED IN "88"

The movie “88” features the single "Where The Light Used To be", which Peter Katz and Karen co-wrote and Karen produced specially for the film. It has also been released by Peter Katz worldwide on iTunes. “88” is a fast-paced thriller starring Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Katharine Isabelle (Hannibal). The movie saw it's theatrical debut in spring 2015 and is now available on demand and on Netflix.

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January 2015

JUNO NOM FOR "COUNTING DREAMS"

Julie Crochetiere received a nomination in the Best Vocal Jazz Album category for her new record "Counting Dreams", which features "Real Life", co-written by Karen. Previous co-writes include Julie's Christmas single "It Won't Be Christmas Til You're Here" (produced by Karen).

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September 2020

CERTIFIED PLATINUM!

Congratulations Brett Kissel, "She Drives Me Crazy" is officially certified Platinum in Canada.  "She Drives Me Crazy" was written by Brett, Emma-Lee and Karen, and the vocals were produced and recorded by Karen. 

January 2021

BILLBOARD LOVES "BRIDGES"

Thank you to Billboard for naming Mickey Guyton's EP "Bridges" one of the 10 Best Country Albums of the Year

December 2020

SOUNDS LIKE NASHVILLE: 20 BEST ALBUMS OF 2020

Thank you Sounds Like Nashville for naming Mickey Guyton's EP "Bridges" one of the 20 Best Country Albums of 2020! 

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September 2020

MICKEY WOWS AT ACM's

Mickey Guyton wowed  viewers with her incredible ACM Awards performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" on September 16th.  She was accompanied by Keith Urban on piano and the pair were broadcast live in real time from the Opry stage in Nashville.  The performance has been hailed by viewers and creitics alike as one of the most memorable moments of the show.  

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February 2020

MICKEY GUYTON PERFORMS "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA TELL HER?" AT CRS 2020 - TO A STANDING OVATION (WATCH)

Video has been released of  Mickey Guyton's performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her" at the Universal Music Showcase Luncheon at CRS 2020, in which Karen accompanied her on piano at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The performance received a standing ovation.  Watch it now!

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January 2020

#1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR SIX WEEKS

Congrats to Universal Music Australia's Melanie Dyer on her six weeks at #1 with "Memphis T-Shirt"!  Memphis T-Shirt was produced, mixed and co-written by Karen.

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June 2019

CANADIAN #1!

Congratulations to Tim Hicks on his very first #1 on Canadian Country Radio!   "What A Song Should Do" was co-written by Tim Hicks, Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski.

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September 2017

TOP 10 IN CANADA

Madeline Merlo’s single “Motel Flamingo” is still rising on the Canadian Country radio charts, at the time of writing this, currently sitting at #7!  She’s currently only female artist in the top 10 and the top Canadian artist. “Motel Flamingo” was produced by Karen Kosowski. 

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October 2016

INTERVIEW IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

Karen is interviewed for the Producer's Panel on the topic of out-of-the-box recording techniques in the September/October issue of Canadian Musician magazine. Also interviewed: the legendary Sylvia Massy. 

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May 2016

US TOP 40 MEDIABASE

Congrats to Tryon! Their single "Somebody To Love Me" grabbed the #40 spot on Medibase's Pop Radio chart today to finally break into the Top 40!   "Somebody To Love Me" was produced and co-written by Karen.

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June 2015

TWO SONGS IN "THE SCAREHOUSE" MOVIE

Emma-Lee’s single ‘Shot In The Dark’ (produced and co-written by Karen) is featured in a brand new thriller from filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth called “The Scarehouse”. The film won Best Feature Film at the 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival.  Tia Brazda's 'Cabin Fever' is also featured in the film, which was also co-written by Karen.

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September 2015

BEST PRODUCER NOMINATION

Karen received a nomination in the category of Best Producer in Now Magazine's Best of 2015 (amongst others like Noah "40" Shebib).