The New Music Publishing Experience
The New Music Publishing Experience


Hyvetown Music is an artist friendly music publishing company started by Janice Staub, President of Yaletown Financial Management, Pierre Tremblay, President of Hive Management and Randy Staub, President of Randell Music. The three of them have taken their many years of varied music industry experience, and partnered with a vision to create a boutique artist friendly publishing company.

Hyvetown strives to make the publishing experience more transparent. Our goal is to help writers get paid quicker with less overall cost. Our administration department allows artists to retain control over their catalog but also capitalize on their songwriting talents.

We provide an open friendly environment with experienced staff. Each artist and their catalog receives the personal attention of a boutique company. We seek to maximize income, so we check revenue streams and statements carefully to make sure each writer is receiving all the income they are entitled to.

We make the experience easy and simple and strive to help our writers have a positive experience and more control over their career.



Three Days Grace Live!

Watch Three Days Grace perform their song “Painkiller” from a recent live show in Dallas TX here: Check out a recent interview with Matt Walst on Loudwire:

Shawn Hook EP “My Side Of Your Story” is out today!

Shawn Hook has released his latest EP #MySideOfYourStory today on iTunes worldwide! Including the North American charting single Reminding Me ft. Vanessa Hudgens! Download:

The New Electric announce FREE show in Edmonton this weekend.

The New Electric will be performing this weekend with Coleman Hell and Scot Helman at The West Edmonton Mall for a free event. Look out for them at the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace at 3pm.  ...


Shawn Hook

Artist / Writer
Shawn Hook is a prolific singer and songwriter who's music is a mix of pop, disco, R&B and electronica, and showcases his enviable falsetto. His recent release "Analog Love" (via Universal Music Canada) features chart topping singles "Million Ways" and "Sound of Your Heart", which has had over a million views on Vevo, certified gold sales, top 10 on iTunes Canada, and garnered numerous TV placements. Shawn continues to write with top line producers, writers, and artists as his popularity and demand grows.

Wes Mack

Wes Mack is taking the world of country music by storm. He's toured with Florida Georgia Line and shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and many more. In 2013, Mack took home the grand prize Winner of the Unsigned Only Music competition as well as CCMA’s Discovery Program. In 2014, he signed a record deal with Universal Music/Big Machine and is now in the studio now and set to release his debut album Summer 2015. His current single, Before You Drive Me Crazy, has reached the top 20 at country radio joining his previous two singles in that accomplishment.

One Bad Son

One Bad Son is an honest to goodness Rock 'n' Roll band that occupies a world of it's own with cranked up amps and a DIY approach to music making. They independently released their first two LPs in Saskatoon, and following a move to Vancouver, linked a deal with 604 Records to release their 3rd, self titled record. Their most recent release 'Black Buffalo" has produced two Top 10 Rock singles in Canada (Satellite Hotel & Black Buffalo), and has made them an increasingly expanding legion of fans including Def Leppard who chose them to open for their 2015 tour.

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers' passion is writing and performing music. He continues to tour internationally on an exclusive basis, playing just 20-30 shows each year. For a man who prefers to keep a low profile he has left his indelible mark on music.

Head of the Herd

Head of the Herd is modern blues with one hell of an edge. The Vancouver based band has gained significant momentum since the release of their 2011 debut album "On The House". Being named Fox Seeds winners led them to open up for bands such as Guns n' Roses, Alice in Chains, The Sheepdogs and Monster Truck. The single "Knock Me Down" has taken them on and beyond the radio, being featured in Rip Curl and well as GT Bikes/Red Bull videos online. In 2013 Head of the Herd completed their sophomore record "By This Time Tomorrow" and they’ve unmistakably found their stride. The title track, a duet with Jasmin Parkin from Mother Mother, has been used by the NHL & Hockey Night in Canada for a playoff montage, and has hit #1 on the national rock charts. Their second single off BTTT "Ain't My Day" has been played on radio throughout Western Canada and online, with a video by acclaimed director Luke Hansen-MacDonald.

Jeff Johnson

Writer / Producer
Jeff Johnson is an artist and writer who is currently working with a wide variety of songwriters. He has written songs for Adelita’s Way, My Darkest Days, Faber Drive, Jet Black Stare and more. He is a prolific songwriter who is comfortable in a variety of styles enabling his success to grow. Jeff is based in Vancouver, BC and works primarily out of Greenhouse Studios.

Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith (lead singer of Default) has just released his debut solo country album called "Jumped Right In" on 604 Records. He has shot to the top of the country charts with his first single “Somebody Somewhere”. His second single “If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go” has climbed even faster and has also gone Top 10. Look out for more to come from Dallas Smith.


Default is a Canadian rock band with a long history of radio friendly rock and pop songs. They have had success in both the US and Canada and continue to tour throughout North America. They are best known for their #1 Canadian hit singles "Wasting My Time", "Deny" and "Count on Me".

Sweet Thing

EMI Music group Sweet Thing are a diversified and amazing mix of alternative and pop music. They continue to garner success and offer catchy, syncable material that is popular with music supervisors and advertisers. They have gained notoriety with their well known songs "Dance Mother" and "Change of Seasons”.

The New Electric

The New Electric, based out of Calgary, Alberta have laid their foundation to become the next big name in Pop / Alt Rock. Since forming in 2014, the band has worked with Kevin ‘Chief’ Zaruk and Jeff Ojeda (of Chief Music Management: Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Head of the Herd) to put together an undeniable fresh new sound. In the Summer of 2014, The New Electric got together with world-renowned producer Brian Howes (Hedley, Simple Plan, Boys Like Girls) to record their debut EP in sunny Los Angeles. Their breakthrough, catchy sound is sonically inspired by: Maroon 5, One Republic and Imagine Dragons. The New Electric released their debut single Life’s What You Make It caught the attention of Corus Radio’s “Next Big Thing” & Bell Media’s “Future Star” features for the month of October, 2015. This help propel the song on Canadian Hot AC, Top 40 & Main AC radio, garnering impressive charting positions: #23 on Hot AC, #26 on CHR (Top 40) and #29 on Main AC. To follow their success at radio, TNE debuted their new music video in November on Much Music (M3 & Much Loud). Their follow up single “Inside Out” is due out to radio on January 4th, 2016 & will be available digitally on January 8th, world-wide. Their melodically infused hooks are bound to grab your attention and inspire a new direction in the digital age of music. If you don’t already, follow The New Electric on their exciting new ventures in 2016!

Joey Moi

Writer / Producer
Joey is most known for his early work and contributions to Nickelback, a Canadian rock band who has garnered immense global success. He has written on some of their more memorable recent hits like “Burn It To The Ground”, “Gotta Be Somebody”, “Something In Your Mouth”, “When We Stand Together” and more. He has also collaborated and had great success on songs with Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, My Darkest Days, Florida Georgia Line and Dallas Smith. Joey is based between Vancouver and Nashville and enjoys working with a variety of different artists and genres. He has a great sense of what works for a hit song and is continuing to develop his craft.

Matt Walst

Artist / Writer
Matt Walst is the new singer of Three Days Grace. He's co-written much of their material over the years and stepped up to front the band in 2014. He's also been one of the key writers and creative forces behind the band My Darkest Days where his rock hit "Porn Star Dancing" was the #1 single in both the US and Canada. Matt continues to build his writing credits and add to his catalogue.

Barry Stock

Barry is the lead guitar player for the successful Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. Collaborating in their last 3 records, he is a key contributing factor to their sound and creative output. Be on the lookout for some great new material.


Hinder is most known for their hit single "Lips of an Angel" from their album "Extreme Behaviour". They’ve released four equally impressive offerings including "Take It To The Limit" (2010), "All American Nightmare" (2011), "Welcome To The Freakshow" (2012) and their most recent release "When The Smoke Clears" featuring the single "Hit The Ground" produced by their own Cody Hanson. They've toured extensively opening for acts such as Nickelback and Motley Crue.

Cody Hanson

Writer / Producer
Cody Hanson is the drummer and co-writer for the hard rock band Hinder. He is also a talented producer having worked, and co-written with rock bands Siva Addiction, Nine Left Dead and country artist Adley Stump. We are excited to see Cody develop his strong songwriting talents and create in diverse genres of music.

Danny Craig

Writer / Producer
Danny Craig is a founding member and a key creative force behind the music of iconic Canadian rock band “Default”. In addition to touring and performing, Danny has now made the transition to producing and co-writing for other artists. He currently spends his time working and recording in the studio and has worked with up and coming acts like “One Bad Son” and “Fighting of Ithaca”. Danny is well on his way to building a diverse repertoire of music and expanding his talents.

Jennifer Gasoi

Artist / Writer
Jennifer is a 2013 Grammy Award Winning and two-time JUNO nominated singer/songwriter who has a unique gift for writing and performing upbeat, intelligent, jazz-based children's songs that adults love too. The lyrics are clever, the melodies catchy, and the rhythms undeniably danceable.

Jessta James

Artist / Writer
Jessta James has been turning skeptics into believers since the moment he first touched a microphone. Hailing from Bozeman, Montana it is clear this singer/rapper/ songwriter/producer has been determined to blaze his own trail in the industry. After living in LA and collaborating with some of the biggest names in hip hop and pop, he headed to Nashville to record and develop the sound that is truly his own. The release of his debut album, "Time To Get Right", gave the world it’s first taste of what was to come from Jessta. Although primarily geared to the country format, the album is a true blend of country, rock, hip-hop and blues. "Lawless" his new album, even further blurs the lines between format and genre to provide some incredibly powerful and diverse music.

The Most Serene Republic

It’s been a decade since The Most Serene Republic opened the door to the unreasonable and incalculable universe that was 2005’s Underwater Cinematographer. A decade filled with its own impossible things: two more LPs – the oh-so-dreamy Population (2007) and the kaleidoscopic ...And the Ever Expanding Universe (2009) – as well as EPs – Phages (2006), Fantasick Impossibliss EP (2010) and Pre Serene: Thee Oneironauts (2011) and near-constant touring, punctuated by blowing kisses to stage mates like The Strokes, Metric, Broken Social Scene and Stars. Now after a half-decade break filled with grown-up things like becoming More educated! Poly-professionals! Creators of little people! Condo-owners! Navally-inclined! – these six friends are ready to unveil a fresh new bewildering view of that strange universe via Mediac a ten-song LP recorded by the band over four years throughout Toronto. And yes, yes… the good stuff is all there: Warm feelies! Bad things! Anxiety! Ontario! Prescriptions! Capitalism! Plus (as a bonus offer!) sweeping melodies, plucked banjo strings, hiccupping violins, drums played by humans, drums spoken by machines but played by humans, bookshelves of guitar lines and bass-lines and keyboards (and god knows what else) punctuated by friendly vocals from friendly faces. This shiny new LP, produced by TMSR’s Ryan Lenssen and mixed by sonic architect David Newfeld, will arrive in the Milky Way galaxy on November 13th via MapleMusic Recordings.

Nathan Farrero

Producer / Writer
Nathan Ferraro is a songwriter, artist and producer from Toronto Canada. He has written songs with or collaborated on records with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepson, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Kieren Mercer, Virginia to Vegas, Alyssa Reid, Young Empires, The Midway State, Jessie Reyez, Lowell, Tyler Shaw, Down With Webster, Shawn Frank, Brave Station. Nathan was the lead singer of The Midway State and is now releasing records under the moniker NATE J.



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