SONGS Music Publishing

  1. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Rides Country Wave to Top of the Publishing Heap

    August 08, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Sony/ATV encores as king of the hill among U.S. publishers in the second quarter, with a 32.2 percent slice of the top 100 radio songs. Its biggest inroads: the country rankings, where its No. 1 stronghold is fortified, thanks to a whopping eight ...

  2. SONGS Music Publishing Partners with George Gershwin on Catalog

    March 18, 2014 1:35 AM EDT SONGS Music Publishing has acquired the exploitation rights to the George Gershwin catalog from the Godowsky family and Heyward Memorial Fund, respective successors to the historic American songwriter and Porgy and Bess authors Dubose and Dorothy ...

  3. Beastie Boy vs GoldieBlox Lawsuit Settled Over ‘Girls’ Toy Commercial

    March 18, 2014 12:39 AM EDT A contentious legal battle over the use of the Beastie Boys' 1987 song "Girls" has come to a close with a settlement.  Toy company GoldieBlox, in a preemptive attempt to declare "fair use" of the track in a viral video, to ...

  4. Morning Fix: 'MMLP2' Scores Second-Biggest Debut of 2013; Inside Lorde's $2.5M Record Deal; How Lady Gaga Pulled Off 'ARTPOP' Release

    November 13, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EMINEM'S 'MARSHALL MATHERS LP2' SCORES SECOND-BIGGEST DEBUT OF THE YEAR It's official: Eminem's new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," debuts at No. 1 on the Bi ...

  5. Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal with Songs Music Publishing: Inside the Lengthy Bidding War

    November 12, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde has signed with Songs Music Publishing in a worldwide deal that includes her debut EP, “The Love Club,” top-selling full-length “Pure Heroine” and future recordings. The deal, which is worth $2.5 million, according to a person familiar ...

  6. Five Ways to Make Money From YouTube (From the Magazine)

    October 08, 2013 11:28 AM EDT The following story is excerpted from a special feature package from the new issue of Billboard magazine entitled "YouTube entitled "YouTube 3.0: Show Me the Money." With the ever expanding YouTube Economy in 2013 expected to ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Former ADA President Mitch Wolk Joins SONGS Music Publishing As CFO

    September 17, 2013 6:19 AM EDT Veteran label exec Mitchell Wolk has been named CFO at SONGS Music Publishing. Through the second half of the 2000s, Wolk served as president and CEO of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent distribution and marketing division ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. SONGS Signs Up Conde Nast

    June 17, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Seeking to carve out a new model for licensing, SONGS Music Publishing struck a novel deal with Conde Nast Entertainment Partners, which agreed to use SONGS' catalog as the primary source of music for original online videos produced for its ...

  11. Pub Briefs: Nelly Signs With SONGS Music, Warner/Chappell Inks With THIS Music, The Who Get Into Apparel Biz, More

    April 11, 2013 11:20 AM EDT -- SONGS Music Publishing signed Nelly to a worldwide co-publishing deal, beginning with his most recent album, 5.0, and future releases, including his next album M.O. , which is slated to come out later this year. “Nelly has proven time and tim ...

  12. YouTube, Partners Needs to Work Harder to Pay Songwriters, Publishers Fairly: Guest Post by Matt Pincus

    March 19, 2013 3:09 PM EDT From Billboard’s groundbreaking decision to factor YouTube views into the charts, to the “Harlem Shake,” to the historic agreements covering UGC content and Vevo videos, YouTube is becoming the mainstream music business. Yet, the ugly truth is t ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City's Adam Young Sued for Copyright Infringement Over 'Good Time'

    October 30, 2012 6:48 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court. The claims come from Allyson Nichole Bur ...

  14. Musicians Hoping to Place Music in Films, TV, Advertising Get Solid Advice at Billboard/THR Conference

    October 24, 2012 6:16 PM EDT (L-R): Jordan Passman, Founder, scoreAscore; J.T. Griffith, Music Supervisor, Nike; and Josh Rabinowitz, SVP/Director of Music, Grey Worldwide hang out before their panel begins.(Photo: Arnold Turner) In the film and TV world, anyone looking to pl ...

  15. Ron Perry Named Songs Music Publishing President and Head of A&R

    October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Songs Music Publishing has named Ron Perry President and Head of A&R. CEO Matt Pincus, who Perry will report to, made the announcement yesterday (Oct. 1). Perry has been head of A&R title since the company was founded in 2004. Register tod ...

  16. Pat Higdon, Former President of UMPG Nashville, Re-Launches Patrick Joseph Music

    August 08, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pat Higdon, whose industry credits include a recent stint as president of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville, is teaming with SONGS Music Publishing to re-launch the publishing company that he created in 1989, called Patrick Joseph Music. ...

  17. Anatomy of a Synch: How Caveman's 'My Time' Landed in the 'I Love New York' Campaign (and 6,000 Taxis)

    June 22, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Licensing songs for commercials, or synchs, is a decades-old trend that has grown to become a meaningful part of the industry's revenue (over $342 million globally in 2011, according to the IFPI's 2012 report) and even more meaningful pa ...

  18. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Partners With Cutcraft, YouTube Signs Up More Publishers

    June 05, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Imagem Links With Cutcraft Music Group Imagem Music USA has signed a joint venture with the Cutcraft Music Group, which in turn has signed publishing deals with upcoming artists Chet Faker and V, also known as Veronica Bozeman, and writer/producer ...

  19. Business Matters: Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore

    February 07, 2012 8:54 PM EST Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore -- Vevo made headlines last week when the video service announced it had generated $150 million in revenue in 2011. To go from launch to $150 million in two years speaks to the company's ...

  20. This Week in Apps: ShapeMix, MusicPound, iSheetMusic, The Polyphonic Spree, More

    July 22, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Bullseye iPad App Teaser from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo . Bullseye The Polyphonic Spree put out the music video for its new single "Bullseye" as an app for the iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive video that lets viewers na ...

  21. Tap Tap Revenge 4 Release Timed Perfectly For Holiday Season

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The new version of the series features a new arcade mode, as well as a number of social features, such as integration with Apple's Game Center and the ability to share scores via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. It also lets users "Like&quo ...