Over the past several years, The Cornelius Companies has published hundreds of great songs that have been recorded by major label artists. Among them have been Triple-Platinum and Gold albums by Alabama (RCA), Faith Hill (Warner Bros.), Confederate Railroad (Atlantic), and David Allen Coe (Columbia).

If you are a songwriter that is looking for the opportunity to have your songs heard by millions, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a demo with lyric sheets and let us know what you would like to see from your career. We listen to every song that comes across our desks.

We offer individual, personal catalog representation for outside writers and publishers, full Film/TV placement for songwriters and publishers with master quality demos. Songs needing master quality demos—- No problem!

For consideration, please send email with song link/ MP3 – 3 songs Max, FB link to:

Terry Bell

Terry Bell

Creative Director

Terry Bell is a music industry professional with over 30 years experience as a successful multi genre singer, songwriter, performer and producer and is a seasoned veteran in music publishing, catalog management, film/TV song placement and A&R. He is originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota and has played music with various country, rock/pop bands and as a solo artist in clubs from NY to the West Coast. He moved to Nashville in 1988 from Eugene, Oregon to do an audition for You Can Be a Star on The Nashville Network (TNN). Terry was one of the founders along with Michael Carney of the 70’s country rock group Dakota, a successful band in Eugene, OR. in the Pacific Northwest. He has shared the stage with legendary artists like Steppenwolf, Elvin Bishop, Head East, Beautiful Day, Country Joe and the Fish and David Bromberg and was a Semi Finalist on Star Search. He currently works as the Creative Director of The Cornelius Companies and Gateway Entertainment, Inc. Terry does the A &R for Ron and helps him find songs for artists on the label and plug songs for the company. As a song plugger he’s had songs recorded by Faith Hill and recently got the title cut on The Little River Bands new album, “Cuts Like a Diamond” as well as finding hits for Gateway artists.

He has written and charted 4 top 10 singles and a #1 song in the Positive Country market and has had numerous songs recorded by Gateway and other artists. His song, “John Wayne and Jesus” was a country/gospel radio hit for Michael Grimm, America’s Got Talent winner in 2010. The song received a “Song of the Year” nomination by the CCMA and earned Grim a Star of Tomorrow Award. As a songwriter he’s written songs for Loretta Lynn’s company, Coal Miners Music, Inc and worked on artists projects with Keith Olsen, producer of Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield, Foreigner and White Snake, and co-written songs with country artists Tracy Lawrence, Bobby Marquez, and other successful hit writers including; Jennifer Pierce whose had songs recorded by Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks and with Gerald Smith whose had hits with George Strait, George Jones, Collin Raye and others.

His most recent career achievements are composing 2 songs for “Christmas Ride”, a new independent film written and directed by Karen Francis, The film was included in the eligible feature film category for Oscars Best Picture this past year. He has had placements from the Gateway catalog with HBO and Steven Seagal movie “Force of Execution.” and was the Music Advisor for “My Brest Friend” a family friendly TV movie with Grindstone Entertainment Group- Lionsgate Films.