The Bicycle Music Co. has acquired an interest in more than 70 songs written or performed by rock music legend Marty Balin, including hits from his days with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Bicycle President Allan Tepper tells Billboard.biz that under the deal, the publisher acquired Balin's copyrights in songs he wrote for Jefferson Starship like "Miracles," and songs released under his solo work like "Hearts."

The publisher also acquired Balin's writer's share of performance rights in Jefferson Airplane songs and his rights in the publishing of some songs he didn't write, but performed, for the band.

Balin was one of the founders of the San Francisco rock scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. During his career, Balin has garnered 12 gold, three platinum and two double-platinum awards for records containing songs in the catalog acquired by Bicycle.

"As a member of American rock music's most revolutionary bands, and as a successful solo artist, Marty's music has woven its way into the fabric of American popular music over the past 40 years," says Tepper. "This is a revered body of work by one of rock's most identifiable voices that we plan to give the creative attention it has always deserved."