Merle Oh Publishing is a boutique music publishing and placement firm specializing in American roots music for film, TV, and online placements. Merle Oh artists come from all aspects of roots music spectrum including country, folk, blues, country blues, and bluegrass.

Adam Traum initially wanted to represent his family’s rich musical legacy, and then found himself getting interest from other artists he greatly admires.

Formed in 2022, Merle Oh is already accruing world-class talent, including country band The Blackguards (from Spain), Happy Traum, (folk/blues master and noted educator), Javier Matos (blues), Jon Dominguez (Outlaw Country), Josh Yenne (singer/songwriter), Randall Burrows (singer/songwriter) JL Stiles (blues/folk), and more to be announced!

Mission Statement

Merle Oh Publishing gives independent roots music artists a platform to get their music placed into film, TV, podcasts, and other digital broadcasts. Adam Traum founded Merle Oh Publishing so he could bring organically produced roots music to the world’s attention.