Capitol CMG Publishing Staff

Casey McGinty

executive vice president

Casey McGinty is a 20-year veteran of music publishing, having worked for Benson Music, Buddy Killen Music, and now Capitol CMG Publishing, a major, award winning Christian music publisher with over 300 writers. As Executive Vice President of Capitol CMG Publishing, Casey jointly develops strategic plans, negotiates contracts and oversees creative and business operations. Casey was a part of the pioneering team that launched in the late 1990’s, which has introduced many of the most popular congregational church songs in use today. He also played an instrumental role in recent successful negotiations between the National Religious Broadcasters and the Performing Rights Organizations for improved non-commercial radio rates for music.

Casey is a 1987 graduate of Belmont University’s Music Business program, Treasurer of the Copyright Society of The South, an Executive Committee member of the Church Music Publishers Association, Chair of the CMPA PRO Committee, and a member of NARAS, ASCAP, the Gospel Music Association, and the Administrators of Gospel Music.

Casey has been writing songs for over 30 years and enjoys it as an avocation. He is a guitar player as well as an occasional worship leader at his home congregation, Belmont Church, in Nashville. Always an optimist, Casey’s mission as a music publisher is to bridge the gap between songwriters and corporate resources in order to fulfill mutual goals. Residing in Nashville he enjoys movies, reading, Frisbee golf, tinkering in GarageBand, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Kent Draughon

vice president - publishing administration

Kent Draughon is the Vice President of Publishing Administration for Capitol CMG Publishing. He’s worked for CMG in some capacity ever since his junior year in college… (which is to say, ever since he had a mullet). Kent manages the jedi-knight team of licensing, royalty and copyright specialists that care for thousands of songs written by hundreds of CMG songwriters. Additionally, Kent evaluates potential acquisitions and monitors the company’s financial results. He’s the source of most country, funk and gospel music being played in the office. Kent is a member of NARAS, The Copyright Society of the South, The Church Music Publisher's Association, Administrators of Gospel Music, Providence Baptist Fellowship and Chairman of the Nashville Chapter of M.A.V. (Men Against Veggies). Kent and his wife Joy can often be found at a local Mexican restaurant teaching their two boys all about the NASCAR points system.