Debbie Zavitson is a respected veteran in the music industry. With the experience she brings from performing with her own band internationally, to an A&R executive at Sony Music, and then Giant Records. She has now created her own publishing and management company DEBBIE Z ENTERTAINMENT. As of 2018, in addition to her songwriter Helene Cronin, Debbie is representing Doug Johnson (Three Wooden Crosses, Love Like Crazy) and Canadian artist Hayley McLean (Fender Guitar’s “Guitar Goddess”) and alternative/ pop producer, artist and songwriter.
Debbie has also recently launched a new company with well known Canadian entrepreneur and independent music artist Tara Shannon. Debbie and Tara have started The Syndicut. A development group for creators looking to build their career and establish themselves in the music business, while connecting talent between Canada and Nashville. Debbie has always been one to strive for excellence inthe pursuit of talent, and was integral in signing multi-platinum recording artist Blake Shelton to Giant Records. She was his A&R representative for his first two albums and went on to be his manager during the first critical years of his explosive career.
In the publishing realm, Debbie has worked with an array of hit songwriters, and has secured song placements on major recording artists such as Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Brooks & Dunn, to name a few. In Debbie’s own words, “Songwriters are the lifeblood of the music industry. They’re precious in a world that needs so much love and connection right now. A song is one of the ONLY things that can connect people from all walks of life. We need to take care of our songwriters. In a world of sharing music, and having to fight to be paid a fair price for their work, they could become a dying breed.” That’s what Debbie does every day, take special care of, and encourage songwriters.