Singer/songwriter Ted Winn’s Veracity Entertainment music administration company continues to make great new strides in the urban and gospel music genres. This week, Rev. Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago sit at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with the soul-stirring song of praise, “Awesome.” Last week, R&B star Tank scored a #1 Adult R&B hit with “Next Breath” – the second #1 of his career and his first since “Please, Don’t Go” in 2007. Both tunes are written by Veracity composers.
Recently, Veracity partnered with Kobalt Music Group for the London-based firm to sub-administer Veracity’s copyrights internationally. With over 175,000 copyrights under its jurisdiction, it’s the leading independent music publisher in the world and collects royalties from 33 territories worldwide. Some of its leading writers include Beck, Bon Iver, Kelly Clarkson, Gotye, LMFAO and Lionel Richie.
Veracity was established in 2005 by Nasceas Timms and Ted Winn, whom has made a name for himself as a gospel singer over the last dozen years with Top Ten hits such as “The Lifter” and “God Believes in You.” He began his career as half of the Stellar Award winning duo, Ted & Sheri, which is best known for their signature songs, “Come Ye Disconsolate” and “Celebrate.”
Veracity is a multi-faceted firm that serves the needs of writers, producers and independent recording labels. Among its services are song administration, copyright registration, licensing, contract negotiation and royalty collection. Winn launched the company when he had trouble receiving accurate royalty accountings for his own copyrights. Eventually, his fellow performers began to ask him to investigate their missing royalties and the word soon spread to the point that Winn decided to officially hang out his shingle and make this service a second career.
Through Veracity, Winn manages the career of tunesmith David Balfour who’s written songs for Anthony Hamilton, Marques Houston and T-Pain’s platinum smash, “Can’t Believe It.” He also manages Christopher `C4’ Umana, who has written and produced songs such as Musiq’s “Radio,” Kelly Rowland’s “Keep It Between Us” and Tank’s big comeback smash, “Next Breath.” Veracity writers have written songs recorded by Robin Thicke, Toni Braxton, TLC, Syleenda Johnson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Jonathan Nelson, Juanita Bynum, among others. Among recent smashes are the #1 gospel hits Earnest Pugh’s “I Need Your Glory” and Vashawn Mitchell’s “Nobody Greater” that won a Stellar Award as song of the year this past January. Visit veracityentertainment.com