Debbie Zavitson is a veteran in the music industry. The experience she brings from performing with her own band internationally, to an executive in A&R at Sony and Giant Records.. She has now created her own publishing and management company Debbie Z Entertainment. Debbie has always been one to strive for excellence in the pursuit of talent, and is responsible for signing multi-platinum recording artist Blake Shelton, as well as managing the integral first years of his career. She also discovered record breaking duo The Kinleys, who had the highest charting debut single by a duo or group in R&R history with their song “Please”. 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.
She also acts as the vice president of publishing in the Nashville Division of Canadian music company Willow Sound Records, where she connects Canadian songwriters with the Nashville music community.
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 not being paid a fair price for their work, they could become a dying breed.” Debbie spends a big part of her time, championing songwriters and supporting their efforts too sustain their income and livelihood.