Michael Puryear Launches Final Four Music with UMPG

Posted in News on January 26, 2004
Award-winning Christian music songwriter and publisher Michael Puryear recently formed Cumberland Beaux Music, the BMI-affiliated publishing company of Final Four Music, a new joint venture with Universal Music Publishing Group.

With the help of longtime industry executive Elwyn Raymer, who is a consultant to Final Four, Puryear is in the process of signing staff writers. As a songwriter, Puryear�s credits include the Southern Gospel favorite �I Wouldn�t Miss Heaven For the World,� Point Of Grace�s CCM single �Dying To Reach You� and the Rock song �I Wanna Be Moved" by Ginny Owens; he also published the Urban Gospel hit �We Fall Down,� recorded by Donnie McClurkin.

Pictured at BMI Nashville are [seated] Final Four Music�s Michael Puryear, BMI�s Paul Corbin; [standing] consultant Elwyn Raymer, BMI�s Joyce Rice and Universal Music Publishing Group�s Pat Higdon. Photo by Steve Lowry