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About

“Songwriters are the lifeblood of the music industry.”

​​​​​​​​​​​​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 G​iant 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 ​​in​​the ​​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.

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