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 industry, Mark Hauth is Music Services' longest-standing employee with 25 years at the company. He serves as Director of Publishing and is the catalog manager for numerous music publishers including Vineyard Music, Vineyard Songs UK, Lillenas Publishing Company, Make Way Music (Graham Kendrick), Wondrously Made Songs, Getty Music (Keith and Kristyn Getty), New Nation Music (Jennie Lee Riddle), Planet Shakers Publishing, the Lorenz Corporation, and Fortunate Falls Music (Audrey Assad).
Mark began his career by working through the ranks at Meadowgreen Music, founded by Nashville publishing luminaries, Buddy Killen, Randy Cox, and Joe Huffman, where he helped administer the early songs 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.
Mark earned a Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri. He plays trumpet piano, and guitar, and records songs in his own home studio when time permits. He and his wife are the proud parents of four children, Wesley (currently serving in the United States Marine Corp.), Aaron, Bethany, and Matthew.
Alex Morris joined Music Services in 2000 and is the company's second longest-standing employee. He serves as Director of Label Administration and oversees 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. Additionally, he oversees the selection, job assignment, and overall training for the company's intern program.
Alex hails from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. Prior to joining Music Services, he began his music business career with Gibson Guitar.
Alex's interest include the arts, reading about presidential history, Chinese history, Chinese culture, World War II history, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching Jeopardy, cooking, and grilling.
Brian Cupples joined the Music Services team in 2004 as a Catalog Manager, managing the non-commercial licensing for the Word Music and Word Entertainment catalogs. Brian earned his Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Prior to joining Music Services, Brian worked at LifeWay Christian Resources as a Literary Copy Editor, managing products created by Beth Moore, Mike Harland, and Travis Cottrell. Brian administers several publishing catalogs including TwoNords Music (Krissy Nordhoff), Songward Music (Scott Wesley Brown), and Song Solutions Daybreak. Brian also handles the record label administration for Sawyer Brown Records and Steve Green Ministries.
In addition to catalog management, Brian also oversees and processes the royalties for all 200 + publishing clients and several label sales reports, assists with in-office IT, and logistics for all of Music Services.
Brian is a native Tennessean. His interests include: Disney, travel, and spending time with his wife, Amanda, their two children, and friends.
Bryan Hansen joined the Music Services team in 2006 and has currently worked in the music industry for over 26 years. He currently oversees the catalog management of several publishers including, LifeWay Worship, SeeSeeBubba Songs (Natalie Grant), BMG Simpleville, SpiritSound Music Group, Kurt Kaiser Music, Randy Vader Music, and Don Moen Music. He also manages the license clearance and royalties for the record label, Harmonia Mundi USA.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Business at the University of Nebraska (Kearney), Bryan worked at Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing as a sales representative, and then an account specialist and 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.
Bryan's civic and community involvement include being a member of the Administrators of Gospel Music and the 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. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife and son.
Lynn Lowe joined Music Services in 2008. She serves as Director of Label Administration and oversees the record label management of Spring Hill Records, Reach Records, Gotee Records, Gaither/Spring House Records, Curb Records, Difference Media Group, Reflection Music Group, Clear Sight Music, LifeWay Products, Word Entertainment, Word Music and Church Resources, and others. She also handles negotiations of all television, film, and advertising uses of the songs and recordings that Music Services administers. Additionally, she oversees the selection, job assignments, and training for the company's intern program.
A true music enthusiast from southeast Georgia, Lynn 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.
In her spare time, Lynn enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kickboxing, and movies. She 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 commercial and non-commercial licensing for Word Music and Church Resources (publishing & label), North Point Music, Imboden Music, Martha Jo Music, and The United Methodist Publishing House, as well as non-commercial licensing for Word Entertainment (publishing & label).
Donna’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.
Born in Birmingham, AL, Donna loves cheering on her favorite college football team, the Auburn Tigers.
Andrea Pritchett joined Music Services in 2014 after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University. Prior to her graduation, she secured a handful of internships, her first one being with Music Services in 2012. Her other intern stints were at Big Tractor Music, Tom-Leis Music, and Warner Chappell Music, where she worked with song catalogs of Dan + Shay, Brantley Gilbert, and more.
In her role at Music Services, Andrea manages royalty processing, licensing, and product set up for record label clients.
A native of Evansville, IN, Andrea enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and traveling. She and her fiancé are the proud parents of a lab/border collie mix, Jules.
Susan Heard, a native of Atlanta, GA, joined Music Services in 2014. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, she currently serves as the Director of License Clearances, specializing in copyright and license clearance on behalf of the company's record labels and product companies.
Susan graduated from Baylor University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Upon graduation, she worked in Los Angeles for two years as a Production Assistant to Grammy Award winning engineer and producer, Bill Schnee. She later joined The Fitzgerald Hartley Co. as an Executive Assistant to artist managers Larry Fitzgerald and Mark Hartley.
In 1990, Susan moved to Nashville, working as an A&R Administrator for Sparrow Records. In 1993, she joined industry veteran, Tim DuBois, at Arista Nashville, serving as Director of A&R Administration and Production, where she handled production management for five of their labels. In 2000, she joined Word Entertainment as Vice President of A&R Administration and Production, responsible for recording costs administration and production for Word, Myrrh, and Fervant Records, expanding in 2002 to include A&R administration for several notable Warner Nashville artists.
Susan is a founding Board of Directors member for Music For Seniors, a Tennessee non-profit arts organization, which connects senior adults with Nashville area musicians through interactive live performances. She is also a member of Leadership Music (class of 2003) and Source Nashville. She and her husband have two daughters and two grand-daughters.
Caroline Prince joined Music Services in 2016. In 2015, she graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science in Recording Industry, concentrating in Audio Production. While at MTSU, she was involved with Clarinet Choir, Band of Blue, and Symphonic Band. Working to complete her degree, she interned with Music Services in 2015. She also worked with Provident Label Group in the Essential Music Publishing department.
Caroline is a part of the record label team, where she helps manage synchronization licensing, sales processing, indexing works, product setup, and various other tasks with the management of label clients.
Caroline's interests include going to the movies, with her favorite films being Marvel, Harry Potter and scary movies (the scarier the better. She also enjoys listening to music and having discussions about Disney. Because of her vast knowledge of movie trivia, she is known to her friends as "IMDB TN".
Laura Short, raised outside of Atlanta, GA, initially interned with Music Services from May 2016 until May 2017. 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 License Clearances 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 Laura'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.
Outside of the office, you can often find Laura performing around town, enjoying the outdoors, or traveling. She is the proud owner of a 17.5 pound, 13 year old cat-dog named Mr. Tux.
Steven Zahn 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 oversees the administration of several publishers including C. A. Music, Jakedog Music, and Mosie Lister Songs. Outside of catalog management, he handles digital royalty processing companywide for all of Music Services' 200+ publishing clients. His other responsibilities include management of the YouTube Content Management System, coordinating with the other publishing catalog managers on various projects, and in-office IT.
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, Nashville Sounds baseball, Disney, Harry Potter, and spending time with his family and friends.
Megan Redman joined Music Services in 2017 after interning with the team in 2013. She is a member of the record label team, where she completes various tasks including licensing, royalty processing, and product building for clients such as Anthony Evans, LifeWay Worship, Word Music and Church Resources, Word Entertainment, and many more.
Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry, concentrating in Music Business. During her time at MTSU, she served as part-time field staff with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), and participated in various theatre programs. After graduating, she worked for a financial institution before returning to Music Services.
Megan is a Kentucky native, whose passions are singing and leading worship in the local church, traveling, and experiencing theatre productions. She also enjoys reading crime fiction novels and collecting puzzles.
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