Meet our team
Phil Perkins is the owner and President/CEO of Music Services, Inc., which was formed in 1987. Not only has he built one of the preeminent label and publishing administration companies, he has also excelled in the field of Christian music as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, producer and publisher.
A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, Perkins began his musical training at age seven. He received a full scholarship to North Texas State University's acclaimed School of Music, where he graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Further graduate studies at Baylor University completed his formal training.
After college, Perkins performed and traveled with a Christian rock band, The New Hope Singers, playing keyboards. He left the band to accept a position with Word Inc. as music editor. In 1973, he became an independent writer/arranger/producer/publisher and extended his services to other music publishers and record labels. In 1979, he and his family moved to the Los Angeles area where he became Vice President of the music publishing division for the Sparrow Corporation (now known as Capitol Christian Music Group), founded by Billy Ray Hearn.
Perkins has received numerous Grammy and Dove Award nominations for his creative work, which includes having written over 100 published compositions, arranged well over 1,000 musical arrangements, and has produced and/or arranged both gold and platinum selling recordings He is the orchestrator, arranger and producer for many of John Michael Talbot's popular recordings including COME TO THE QUIET, TROUBADOUR OF THE GREAT KING, and WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN, which collectively have sold over 4 million copies. While living in Los Angeles, he was the conductor and musical director for the Simi Valley Community Orchestra for many years.
Perkins is a co-founder, and former director of Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc. (CCLI), which provides blanket licenses for the use of songs in worship services to over 250,000 churches worldwide. He has held office and continues to serve on numerous music industry boards and organizations including the Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA) (President: 2007), the CMPA Action Fund (Vice President: 2013-2015),the Catholic Association of Musicians, the Gospel Music Association, the CCLI Publisher Advisory Board, and the Administrators of Gospel Music. He enjoys International travel, woodworking and playing golf and tennis.
Don Cason joined Music Services in 2008 as Vice President. He oversees Business Development, Operations and Finance for the company, currently representing over 225 record labels and publishing companies.
Prior to Music Services, Inc. he was the President of Word Music (a division of Warner Music Group), having served as the senior executive of that division from 1989-2006. In that role, he oversaw songwriter and song development, publishing administration, and in particular all printed music publishing and sales operations for Word’s highly successful print music division. Over his twenty-eight year tenure at Word Music, he was directly involved in the songwriting careers of Bruce Carroll, Dave Clark, Claire Cloninger, Amy Grant, David Hamilton, Dennis Jernigan, Graham Kendrick, Don Koch, Carman Licciardello, David Meece, Cindy Morgan, Nicole C. Mullen, Greg Nelson, Michael W. Smith, Robert Sterling, Randy Stonehill, Russ Taff, Keith Thomas, and Wayne Watson. Cason also served as the presiding executive for two of Word Music’s hymnals, THE CELEBRATION HYMNAL and SONGS FOR PRAISE & WORSHIP.
Cason has held offices and served on numerous music industry boards and organizations including Leadership Music (2003-06), the Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA) (President: 1993 & 2003), the CMPA Action Fund, the Gospel Music Association, the Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) Publisher Advisory Board, the Administrators of Gospel Music, and the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies. He is a songwriter member of ASCAP, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and Leadership Music (Class of 2002). Cason has also testified on behalf of songwriters and publishers before the U.S. Congress on music copyright and licensing legislation.
Cason earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Baylor University in 1976, and resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Dr. Nancy Cason. He enjoys golf, family, and travel.
With over 30 years in the music business, Mark Hauth is Music Services’ longest-standing employee with over 20 years of that time at the company. He serves as the Catalog Manager for numerous catalogs including Vineyard Music, Vineyard Songs UK, Lillenas Publishing Company, Make Way Music (Graham Kendrick), Alletrop Music (writer/producer Ed Cash), Wondrously Made Songs, Jakedog Music (Andrew Peterson), Getty Music (Keith & Kristyn Getty), New Nation Music (Jennie Lee Riddle), and Wondrous Worship (Darlene Zschech).
Hauth began his career by working through the ranks at Meadowgreen Music, founded by Nashville publishing luminaires, Buddy Killen, Randy Cox, and Joe Huffman, where he helped administer the early catalogs of Michael W. Smith, Rich Mullins, and Gary Chapman. He is also an accomplished songwriter with songs recorded by Sandi Patty, 4 Him, Glen Campbell, and included in numerous choral publications.
Hauth earned a Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri. He plays trumpet, piano and guitar, and performs regularly with the Jazz Alliance and Cedar Creek Community Band in Mount Juliet, TN. He and his wife are proud parents of four children - a son currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corp, two in college and one in high school.
Alex Morris joined Music Services in 2000 and is the company’s second longest-standing employee. He serves as the Catalog Manager for several record label and publishing clients, among them being Centricity Music, Tooth & Nail Records, Maranatha Music, Forerunner Music, New Haven Records, North Point Music, and Troubadour for the Lord Music. He manages all licensing and royalty processing activity for these clients. Additionally, he oversees the selection and job assignments/training of the interns secured for the company.
Morris hails from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1996. Prior to joining Music Services, he began his music business career with Gibson Guitar.
Morris’ interests include the arts, cooking and grilling, reading non-fiction and studying Chinese history and culture. He is actively involved in his local church, as well as serving as an adoption and orphan care advocate.
Brian Cupples joined the Music Services team in 2004 as a Catalog Manager. He initially managed non-commercial licensing for the Word Music and Word Entertainment catalogs, but took further responsibility in managing other record label and publishing clients – in particular Sawyer Brown, Steve Green Ministries, TwoNords Music (Krissy Nordhoff), and the UK catalog, Song Solutions. Currently, he oversees the electronic royalty processing for the entire 200+ publishing and record label catalogs that Music Services manages.
Prior to joining Music Services, Cupples worked at LifeWay Christian Resources as a Literary Copy Editor, managing products created by Beth Moore, Mike Harland, Travis Cottrell, Wayne Tester and Greg Nelson.
Cupples is a native Tennessean and a true music enthusiast who earned his Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Carson Newman College. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his two children and wife.
Bryan Hansen joined the Music Services team in 2006 and has worked in the music industry for over 20 years. He currently is the Catalog Manager for Lifeway Worship, SeeSeeBubba Songs (Natalie Grant), BMG - Simpleville, SpiritSound Music Group, Kurt Kaiser Music, GlennJoy Music (Gordon Kennedy), and PraiseGathering Music Publishing. He also manages the license clearance and royalty management for Harmonia Mundi USA, a record label of classical, jazz, and world music.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Business at the University of Nebraska (Kearney), Hansen worked at Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing as a sales representative and then an account specialist/credit manager of customer accounts.
In 1996, he joined The Copyright Company as a copyright administrator and eventually moved to Manager of Licensing Administration, managing all commercial, non-commercial, synchronization and broadcast licensing for the company.
Hansen’s civic and community involvement include being a member of the Administrators of Gospel Music and Franklin Civil War Roundtable. He serves in the New Member's Ministry at The Church at Station Hill ,where he is also a deacon. He performed for six seasons with The Nashville Symphony Chorus. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and son.
Lynn Lowe joined Music Services in 2008. She is the Catalog Manager for the record label and publishing assets of Spring Hill Records, Reach Records, Gotee Records, Gaither/Spring House Records, Curb Records, Difference Media Group, Reflection Music Group, Clear Sight Music, Collision Records, and others. She handles all royalty management matters for these clients, as well as negotiates all licenses for television, film and advertising uses of their songs and recordings. Additionally, she oversees the selection and job assignments/training of the interns secured for the company.
A true music enthusiast from southeast Georgia, Lowe moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. She and her husband formed their own publishing company, Laci Morgan Music, in 1995 to further their own performing and writing careers, which includes multiple recordings by Kenny Chesney and others. Their personal creative journey greatly influence her interest in tending to the business affairs of creative companies. That experience led her to Third Tier Music, where she managed the publishing licensing activity for Keith Urban, and the record label royalties for various clients – among them being Big Machine Records.
Lynn and her husband have three children, and one grandson.
Donna Glassco joined Music Services in 2010, initially to manage the non-commercial licensing for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, a division of Universal Music Publishing Group. She currently manages the non-commercial licensing for Word Music and Church Resources (publishing & label), Word Entertainment (records), as well as the commercial licensing for clients such as North Point Music, Imboden Music, Martha Jo Music, and The United Methodist Publishing House,.
Glassco’s music career began with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing in 2002 as Royalty Administrator. She later moved into the Non-Commercial Licensing Administrator role for the company. From there she joined S1 Songs America, working alongside publishing veteran, Pat Finch, as the company’s Director of Administration..
Glassco, born in Birmingham, AL, loves cheering on her favorite college football team, the Auburn Tigers.
Andrea Pritchett joined Music Services, Inc. in 2014 after she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University. Prior to her graduation, she secured a handful of internships including her very first one with Music Services, Inc. in 2012. Her other intern stints were at Round Hill Music (formerly Big Tractor Music), Tom-Leis Music where she worked with song catalogues of Brandon Kinney, Chad Carlson, Blue Mother Tupelo and Warner/Chappell Music. In her role at Music Services, Pritchett manages the sales data importing of digital download and streaming activity, and assists in building royalty files for the company’s various record label clients.
Pritchett enjoys reading, listening to music, and in her spare time you can find her initiating conversations about her favorite place, Disney World. She volunteers her time to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a community-based program that recruits and trains citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children until they are placed in loving, permanent homes. Pritchett is a proud alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Susan Heard, a native of Atlanta, GA, joined Music Services in 2014. She has over 30 years of experience in the music industry and currently serves as Licensing Manager, specializing in copyright and license clearance on behalf of the company’s represented recording labels and product companies.
Heard graduated from Baylor University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, and also studied music performance for many years. Upon graduation, she worked in Los Angeles for two years as a Production Assistant to Bill Schnee, Grammy Award winning engineer/producer to such artists as Toto, Don Henley, Steely Dan, Whitney Houston and The Jacksons. She then worked as an Executive Assistant to artist managers, Larry Fitzgerald and Mark Hartley. In 1990, Heard moved to Nashville as A&R Administrator for Sparrow Records, label home to Steven Curtis Chapman and Steve Green. In the late 1990s, she joined industry veteran, Tim DuBois, at Arista Nashville as Director of A&R Administration/Production where she assisted in production management to Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and others. In 2000, Heard joined Word Entertainment and Warner Records Nashville as Vice President of A&R Administration/Production, serving the production management for artists Amy Grant, Point of Grace, Sandi Patty, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, and Big and Rich.
Since 2009, Heard has managed the production and promotional needs for non-profits such as Feed the Children, Women of Faith, and Second Harvest Food Bank. She serves on the board of directors of Music for Seniors, a Tennessee non-profit arts organization connecting senior adults with Nashville area musicians through interactive live performances. She is a member of Leadership Music (Class of 2003). Heard and her husband have two daughters and one grand-daughter.
Caroline Prince joined Music Services in 2016 after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry with a concentration in Audio Production. Before joining the Music Services team, she interned at Music Services in 2015 and worked at Provident Label Group in the Essential Music Publishing department. Prince is a member of the label team where she helps manage licensing, sales processing, indexing works, product setup, and various tasks involving label clients.
Prince's interests include movie trivia, finding new music to listen to, and having discussions about Disney.
Laura Short, raised outside of Atlanta, GA, initially interned with Music Services from May 2016 until May 2017, when she graduated from Middle Tennessee State University's College of Media and Entertainment with a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry focusing in Commercial Songwriting. Upon graduating, she became the Licensing Coordinator, working with all commercial copyright clearances on behalf on Music Services' clients.
Laura's passion since a young girl is creating original music through her singing, piano playing, and songwriting. During her time at Middle Tennessee State, she participated in Bob Regan's Operation Song, which uses songwriting to help Veteran's "find their rhythm". During her time spent in Odie Blackmon's Commercial Songwriting classes, she was awarded The Gary Burr Master Class Scholarship. Gary Burr was so impressed with Short's knowledge and talent, that he decided to make an official Gary Burr Songwriting Scholarship, which is available to one Middle Tennessee State student twice a year.
Laura is the proud owner of a 20 pound, 12 year of cat-dog named Mr. Tux.
Steven joined the Music Services team in 2017 after graduating with a Bachelor of Music, specializing in music administration and management, from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He interned with Music Services in the summer of 2016 while working to complete his degree. Steven is a part of the publishing team where he licenses and processes royalties for several publishing clients.
Steven is a classically trained musician, with his focus being in French horn. His education career began at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where he began studying Music Education. He soon transferred to West Texas A&M University and transitioned his focus to music administration and management. He was involved with Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Brass Choir, Marching Band, Concert Band, and French Horn Choir.
Steven is a native of Lubbock, Texas. His interests include: technology, traveling, cars, Texas Rangers baseball, and spending time with his family and friends.
Megan Redman joined Music Services in 2017. She is a member of the Label Team and completes various tasks including licensing, royalty processing, and product building for Music Services clients.
Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Recording Industry with a concentration in Music Business. Prior to graduation, she completed her internship at Music Services, and is excited to be a permanent part of the team.
Megan is a Kentucky native, whose passion is singing and leading worship in the local church. She also loves reading crime fiction novels, working puzzles, and serving her church family.