Warner/Chappell's Non-Stop Music production operation has acquired the entire catalog of V-The Production Library, a London-based production music library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As part of the agreement, V-The Production Library’s team of producers and composers will continue to create library content that will be owned, exclusively marketed and distributed by Non-Stop Music. As part of the deal, the acquired firm's catalog will be fully integrated into CUEgle.com, Non-Stop Music’s online music search tool, which provides access to more than 35,000 music cues.

Over the years, Non-Stop Music has worked on projects for all of the major television and cable networks including ABC’s 1988 Winter Olympics, “Monday Night Football," “Good Morning America,” “Judge Judy,” and NBC’s “Today,” as well as worked on numerous full-length feature films and film trailer projects. Those include "Spider-Man," "Minority Report," "X-Men," "Jurassic Park," "Shrek," and "Shrek the Third," "The Perfect Storm," "The Lion King," "101 Dalmatians," "Harry
Potter," "National Treasure" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."


-Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Keith Urban. The deal covers Urban's catalog and includes his recently-released fifth studio album, "Defying Gravity," which topped the Billboard 200 for the week ending April 5, 2009.


-EverGreen Copyrights has signed on as the exclusive, worldwide
administration company of the songs of Joey Ramone. The deal, which
includes synch licensing, covers Joey Ramone's writer and co-publisher
interests in over 175 songs he wrote or co-wrote for his band the Ramones, such as “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Rock & Roll High School,” and “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker.”

“Joey Ramone was the voice of the Ramones and his band established their own genre of music," Evergreen co-CEO David Schulhof said in a statement.

“EverGreen are an assertive first-rate publisher, they’re based in New York City, and on the cutting edge of the industry,” said Mickey Leigh, who announced the deal with Dave Frey for the estate of Joey Ramone.


-The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SongHall) has pacted with Hal Leonard Publishing, which will create a series of branded songbooks for the Hall of Fame. As part of the deal, the Hall of Fame's digital Virtual Museum and Hal Leonard's vast library of song sheets and folios will be linked.

"We are excited about this new partnership, because it permits us to extend our mission of honoring the world's great songwriters, by offering sheet music, both in print and online, to the public," says HOF chairman Hal David. "The partnership also will result in direct financial support for the Hall of Fame by Hal Leonard, permitting us to continue our many educational activities."

Hal Leonard has created the first in a forthcoming series of Songwriters
Hall of Fame songbooks highlighting the songwriting gems of 38 inductees from 2003 - 2009, including Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora; Desmond Child; Loretta Lynn; David Bowie; Queen ("We Are The Champions"); and Van Morrison.

The HOF songbook's features bios and photos of each artist, along with an introduction by SongHall Chairman/CEO Hal David, and is being sold at music and bookstores nationwide.