Spirit Music Group

  1. David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM EST David Renzer, former Univeral Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO, has been installed as chairman of Spirit Music Group, the indie publisher that owns the Pete Townshend, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marc Bolan catalogs, among other notable songwr ...

  2. 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 ti ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Music Group Inks Deal With Paul McCartney, MPL Communications

    July 24, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Kobalt Signs Up McCartney Kobalt Music Group Ltd.has signed an exclusive long-term administration deal with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications covering the world outside North America, the U.K. and Ireland. As part of the deal, Kobalt will also ...

  4. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  5. Spirit Music Group Joins IMPEL, Pan-European Licensing Debate Remains Unresolved

    January 26, 2012 5:20 AM EST New York-based Spirit Music Group has become the first U.S.-based member of IMPEL, the initiative launched by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music to enable independent publishers with Anglo-American repertoires to navigate the complicated pan-Eu ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: Pete Townshend Signs Over Interest in Songs, TuneSat Tracks Unlicensed Multimedia Content

    January 25, 2012 10:15 AM EST Spirit Music Acquires Pete Townshend Catalog Spirit Music Group has purchased Pete Townshend's interest in his entire song catalog, and will partner with the legendary rocker in strengthening Townshend's/The Who's brand on a global ...

  7. Spirit Music Signs Deal With Pete Townshend, The Who to Acquire Catalog

    January 24, 2012 6:35 PM EST Pete Townshend has struck a deal with Spirit Music Group that gives the publishing company Townshend entire interest in his solo material and his material with The Who, including mega-tracks "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Behind Bl ...

  8. Pub Briefs: Spirit Signs Zola Jesus, Escape Club; Peermusic Signs FM; Hal Leonard Goes to the Cloud

    January 18, 2012 7:30 AM EST -- The Spirit Music Group has purchased the Escape Club song catalog, which includes the band's debut hit, "Wild Wild West," as well as songs like "Shake For The Sheik" and "I'll Be There." Escape Club, whic ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  10. Spirit Signs Comprehensive Publishing Deal With Jim Henson Co.

    March 17, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has scored a multi-year global, joint venture deal with the Jim Henson Co. that covers its entire media library, including films such as "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal" and the television series "Frag ...

  11. Publishing Briefs: Spirit Music Group, Downtown, ASCAP

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Spirit Music Group has signed a global, multi-year publishing administration deal with songwriter/artist Laurie Berkner, the children’s music performer. The deal marks Berkner’s first music publishing association since her debut, "What Do Y ...

  12. Business Briefs: iLike, Spirit Music Group, NAB, Toby Keith and More

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- iLike CEO Ali Partovi says the company has been cash-flow positive since December . That's not profitability, but it's a great start for an online, music-based service. Profitability would take into account depreciation and amortizati ...

  13. Spirit Acquires 'Fats' Catalog

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spirit Music Group (Spirit) has acquired the complete publishing catalog of Ferdinand "Fats" Washington, a blues and R&B songwriter best known for his collaborations with B. B. King and Lowell Fulson. Acquisition price was not disclo ...

  14. MGMT Inks Publishing Deal With Spirit

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn band MGMT has signed a multi-year, North American, publishing administration deal with Spirit Music Group. "We're looking forward to working with...their team to bring their simultaneously complex and beautiful songs to music fa ...

  15. Vasquez Joins Spirit Music Group

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Vasquez, former manager of film and television for EMI Music, has been appointed creative director at global independent music publisher Spirit Music Group. Vasquez will report to VP of creative Peter Shane. Vasquez will be based in Spirit& ...

  16. Bolan's Works Live On In Spirit Deal

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spirit Music Group has acquired the publishing and masters rights to the post-1971 catalog of Marc Bolan and T.Rex, in a broad deal concluded with the late glam rock star's publishing firm Wizard (Bahamas) Limited. Spirit forged the agreement ...

  17. Ricall Hires Razzano To Lead U.S. Plans

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ricall is expanding into the United States. The online music marketplace has appointed Ed Razzano to lead the new stateside operations as VP of business development. Razzano, until recently senior director of film and TV licensing for BMG Music Pu ...

  18. Spirit Inks Deal With Composer Hagen

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with Emmy-winning TV and film composer Earle Hagen, who has written theme songs for classic shows like "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Mod ...

  19. Spirit Music Group Inks Deal With Drake Bell

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spirit Music Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with Drake Bell, co-star of Nickelodeon's teen sitcom "Drake and Josh," and his co-writers, Michael Corcoran and Chris Abraham. Bell's major-label debut album, " ...