We’re delighted to announce that Greg Camp has signed two deals with Embassy Music Corporation, part of Wise Music Group. The first assigns Camp’s share of all Smash Mouth songs and the second is a co-publishing deal for all new compositions, co-writes and scores.
Major Smash Mouth songs include “All Star”, “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “Then the Morning Comes”. Multi award-winning and platinum album-selling artist, Greg has estimated worldwide record sales of 15 Million, has had music placed in over 40 films, more than 2,600 episodic television shows, and 1600+ commercials. 2021 also marks twenty years since the blockbuster film Shrek, for which Smash Mouth scored nearly all the soundtrack.
Greg Camp says: “I am proud and honored to be joining the Wise Music family. It is an absolute pleasure to be in the presence of its stellar team as well as its amazing roster which boasts some of my personal heroes: from Rod Argent of The Zombies to Riz Ortolani. I am looking forward to contributing and bringing new music to the table at Wise.”
Jeffrey Duncan, Executive Vice-President of Wise Music USA comments: “It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Greg Camp and his vivid musical vision to the Wise Music Group. As lead songwriter and guitarist for seminal alt-rock band Smash Mouth, Greg helped pen the soundtrack of a generation, creating a slew of evergreen hits. In addition to Greg’s share of the Smash Mouth catalog, we are thrilled to represent all his subsequent copyrights along with his future writing and film scoring work.”
About Greg Camp
Gregory Camp is an Award winning, American Grammy nominated songwriter, film music composer, and music producer. He is best known as the founding guitarist and primary songwriter for the rock band Smash Mouth (1994–2008). His awards, and multi-platinum albums, serve as a career resume in the music world but Camp left Smash Mouth after 16 years and has remained a film music composer and songwriter.
Greg has a 3x Platinum Award for the Smash Mouth Astro Lounge Album, 3x Platinum Award for the song “All Star”, A 2x Platinum Award for the self-titled Smash Mouth Album, and a Gold Award for the album Fush Yu Mang. (8x Platinum total)
He’s received three BMI Multi-Platinum Pop awards for the songs, “Walkin’ On The Sun”, “All Star” and “Then The Morning Comes”, as well as a BMI Urban Award for the song “Nothin” by Pharrell Williams and N.O.R.E. He’s a recipient of two Nickelodeon Awards as well as Four California Music Awards and a Radio Music Award. Greg has estimated worldwide record sales of 15 Million, has had music placed in over 40 films, more than 2,600 episodic television shows, and 1600+ commercials.
Greg is the President of the music publishing entity Seavolt Sound Inc. Greg also owns an all-in-house film composing and music supervision company called The Music Branch Inc.
About Smash Mouth
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum pop rock icons Smash Mouth begin 2021 in the same spectacular and omnipresent manner they began 2020. With a worldwide television commercial repeatedly seen by millions. In early 2020, viewers across the nation applauded Smash Mouth’s appearance alongside “Flo” in Progressive Insurance’s dazzling Super Bowl halftime commercial. And now, in early 2021, one of the band’s signature songs “All-Star” (by now a near-tacit national anthem) is the most prominent feature of Applebee’s new advertising campaign.
These combined endeavors have kept Smash Mouth in the public eye (and ear) during this unprecedented, industry-halting pandemic. Once again, Smash Mouth’s appeal has proven to be both wide-ranging and timeless. In fact, America’s fascination (and infatuation) with the legendary San Jose quintet has only grown stronger over the years.
A look back at Smash Mouth’s formative years shows a band determined to make an impact from the get-go. Formed in late 1994, the band immediately begins recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood. In June of 1997, Smash Mouth is signed to Interscope Records when label brass catch wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being ADDED to monumentally influential L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ On The Sun”.
Smash Mouth’s major-label debut “Fush Yu Mang” goes more than DOUBLE PLATINUM and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece; 1999’s brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge”. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for “Astrolounge” are nearly double those for “Fush Yu Mang”. Approaching nearly quadruple platinum status.
2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of two major Smash Mouth milestones. The band’s eponymous third (GOLD) album was released in 2001 and featured the top-30 single “Pacific Coast Party”, as well as the smash hit “I’m A Believer”. 2001 also saw the release of the worldwide blockbuster movie “Shrek”. In which Smash Mouth provides nearly the entire soundtrack.
Over the years, “Shrek” has remained an undiminished and unstoppable cultural mega-force. Always keeping Smash Mouth in the hearts and minds of millions. Always developing new generations of SM fans through its never-ending popularity among children and parents alike. Shrek is a timeless classic. Inextricably linked to Smash Mouth forever.
Along with the entire music industry in 2021, Smash Mouth is virtually chomping at the bit to get back to work. With an exciting new show just waiting to be revealed – as well as a new DJ collaboration coming later this year (can’t announce who yet) – the legendary, several-times-platinum, pop stars from San Jose are in fine form. As though waiting to be shot from a cannon, Smash Mouth is fired-up and ready for a triumphant return to the great stages of the world in 2021.