BMI VP/Creative Jody Williams has completed his 14-year run in the position (CAT 9/4/19) and returns to publishing with the launch of his own Jody Williams Songs (JWS) in partnership with Warner Chappell Music (WCM) Nashville. Curb|Word Dir./Creative Nina Jenkins joins JWS in the same capacity. “Having [WCM Pres./CEO] Ben Vaughn and the Warner Chappell team as the top publisher supporting us is a game-changer,” says Williams. Adds Vaughn, “[Jody's] commitment to quality is matched only by his unwavering support for the songwriting community.” Through the collaboration, Williams will develop writers and writer-artists, secure covers, source legacy catalogs and represent select WCM catalogs for pitching. JWS will represent Ashley McBryde, Nathan Chapman, Jeremy Spillman and Greg Bates, among others. Stops across Williams’ 40-plus-year career include MCA Music Publishing, Tree Publishing, Chappell Music and Screen Gems Music. Reach Williams here and Jenkins here.