(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 1, 2011)  Thanks to a uniquely talented roster of writers and artists, Nashville-based publishing and artist development firm Identical Entertainment is making quite a name for itself in the music and entertainment industry.
Founded in 2008 by twin sisters Kathy Aberson and Sheila Bauer, the multi-faceted enterprise has benefited in recent months from a variety of song placement opportunities in music and television.  With a current staff of five writers and two artists, the company focuses primarily on songwriting and publishing, but also houses an artist development branch that is continually on the search for new talent.
“The motivation behind Identical Entertainment was to create a company that can recruit great writers and artists, develop them, cut some songs and then help facilitate their career by playing to their strengths,” says Identical Entertainment President Sheila Bauer.  “Everyone here is passionate about the same thing – music.  We’ve been so fortunate to find incredibly talented people to work with, and we’re all excited to see what that passion holds for us in the future.”
Identical Entertainment staff writer Deanna Harper is one of the writers behind the Pop song and YouTube sensation, “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend.”  Performed by 14-year-old Michaela Wallace, the song has garnered nearly 1 million views in less than three months on YouTube alone.  In 2010, Harper enjoyed success with her song, “Feel You,” which was selected and performed as the official wedding song for the nationally televised Bachelor/Bachelorette wedding between Jesse Csincsak and Ann Leuders.

Canadian singer Jess Moskaluke released her debut single, “Amen Hallelujah,” after signing an artist and publishing deal with Identical Entertainment in June 2010.  Written by staff writer Tiffany Vartanyan, the song grabbed the attention of noted indie artist promoter Tyler Ward, who selected Moskaluke as his featured “Artist To Watch” in November 2010.  “Amen Hallelujah” has already received more than 300,000 hits on Ward’s YouTube channel and has charted on Canadian radio.  Moskaluke’s follow-up, “Catch Me If You Can,” was released through Ward’s site on Jan. 29.
Tonja Rose
, one of the company’s hybrid staff writer/artists, is releasing her debut single to Country radio in February, titled “Where Would Your Heart Be.”   Written by fellow Identical Entertainment writers Deanna Harper and Greg Johnson and released through Nine North Records, “Where Would Your Heart Be” is Rose’s first single from her album, The Heart of Me.
The Identical Entertainment staff is anchored by President Sheila Bauer and CEO Kathy Aberson.  Director of Operations Lindsey Tatham Brown joined the company in 2008.  Reach Identical Entertainment at (615) 530-2643 or admin@identicalent.com.  Direct mail to: Identical Entertainment, LLC, P.O. Box 120206, Nashville, TN, 37212-0206.
For more information, visit www.IdenticalEnt.com.