Gilles Godard

Senior Vice President, Publishing @ Anthem Entertainment

Gilles is Anthem Entertainment’s Senior Vice President Publishing. The position focuses on all of Anthem’s publishing interests globally, as well as stakeholders and industry relations worldwide, he is also responsible to initiate strategic acquisitions and create market opportunities on an International scale. Gilles also continues to provide advice and counsel to the Creative teams and liaise with artists, composers and songwriters in Nashville, LA, New York, Canada, and Europe as well as the business development team at Anthem.

Godard has been with ole now Anthem for 13 years, as its Chief Creative Officer, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and now Senior Vice President Publishing and has been an integral part of its growth over this time. During his tenure with the company Gilles has been instrumental in facilitating major acquisitions such as Jody Williams Music containing several Taylor Swift cuts including White Horse, Tim McGraw, Pictures To Burn, Fearless and Teardrops On My Guitar, the Blacktop Catalog with cuts by Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Joey & Rory, the Better Angels Catalog which includes cuts by Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, and Kip Moore. Gilles was also instrumental in identifying and initiating the Timbaland deal for Anthem which includes cuts by Justin Timberlake, Suit & Tie, Mirrors, Sexyback, and cuts by Jay Z Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Paul Cardall among others.

Additionally, he has presided over the rapid growth of Anthem’s Nashville operations.

Gilles is also an award-winning writer, publisher, artist, and producer, he has had Juno award nominations, won a Felix Award as an RCA French Recording Artist, received the award as Record Industry Person Of The Year” by the Canadian Country Music Association, has two BMI Awards and four SOCAN awards including an International Songwriter Achievement Award.

Gilles has had over 400 of his songs recorded by artists such as Terri Clark, Patty Loveless, Anne Murray, Ednita Nazario, Dan Seals, Ricky Skaggs, Balsam Range, Lee Greenwood, Tracy Byrd, Cowboy Crush, Amy Dalley, Adam Gregory, Brad Johner, Crossin’ Dixon, The Road Hammers, Willie Mack, and Lace.