Abel Tesfaye

  1. Publishing Briefs: Lou Reed Re-Ups Admin with Sony/ATV, the Weeknd Signs with SONGS, Bicycle Buys MPCA

    October 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT --- In completing its one-hundredth transaction, Bicycle Music and its affiliates have acquired the Music Publishing Company of America , which includes in its catalogs songs by Robert Johnson, Sammy Cahn, Richie Sambora, Todd Rungren and Donova ...

  2. How The Weeknd Went From Internet Mystery to Billboard 200 No. 2

    September 25, 2013 4:20 PM EDT What does it mean for an artist to succeed on his/her own terms in 2013? The Weeknd -- the 23-year-old, famously elusive R&B singer born Abel Tesfaye -- sold 95,000 copies of his major label debut album "Kiss Land" last week, accor ...

  3. SONGS Music Publishing Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with The Weeknd

    September 09, 2013 12:43 PM EDT SONGS Music Publishing has announced a worldwide co-publishing agreement with the Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye. The deal encompasses both past and future releases, including the Weeknd's upcoming sophomore album "Kiss Land" (Sept. ...