2015 was a notable year for Cadium Music Publishing.
The publisher had four songs at rock radio reach the number one spot. They were: “Wrong Side of Heaven” (Five Finger Death Punch), “Face Everything and Rise” (Papa Roach) and two number ones by Disturbed, “The Vengeful One” and “The Light,” from their album Immortalized. “The Light” is currently number one; FFDP’s “Wash It All Away” is currently number two. “Heaven” carried FFDP’s 2013 release, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume. 1 on the retail charts throughout most of 2015.
Speaking of “Wrong Side,” the album reached the Gold milestone this year (500,000 sold). All of FFDP’s albums through “Wrong Side” have sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and the last three were co-written and produced by Kevin Churko. Kane Churko co-wrote on “Wrong Side,” as well.
As for Kane, it was definitely a breakout year with the success of Papa Roach’s album, F.E.A.R. Aside from the aforementioned number one, Churko had co-writes with New Years Day, Gus G. and most likely credits on the upcoming Gemini Syndrome album (Century Media), which he produced.
Cadium signings this year included former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Jake E. Lee, “The Fighter” (In This Moment) co-writers, Nikka Bling and Michael Spadoni, and Chester Rushing. “The Fighter” is arguably the best song on ITM’s latest album, Black Widow. Chester Rushing, released his debut album, Halfway Across The Stars on the Texas label, Invent, and according to label sources, will get a bigger push in the coming year. Rushing, who is also gaining traction as an actor, appeared in the WEtv series, South of Hell, and will have a role in the upcoming Netflix series, Stranger Than with Winona Ryder, NCIS: New Orleans and Cold Moon with Christopher Lloyd.
Kevin Churko had another fine year, co-writing and producing Disturbed’s latest, Immortalized, which entered the Billboard album charts at number one. Churko is Cadium’s first writer with a number one album. Churko also co-wrote and produced part of the Papa Roach album, as well as co-writing and producing Five Finger Finger Death Punch’s latest, Got Your Six.