Publishing Briefs: Joe Walsh Signs Global Deal With Sony/ATV: Exclusive

Joe Walsh
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Joe Walsh performs during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, Calif.

-- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a global publishing deal with solo artist, James Gang front man and Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Walsh catalog with Sony/ATV includes “Life’s Been Good,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “All Night Long” and “Lucky That Way,” as well as “Life In The Fast Lane” and “In The City,” which he wrote and recorded with the Eagles.

“Joe Walsh is a musical giant and we are honored that he is entrusting his incredible catalog of songs with Sony/ATV,” company chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said in a statement. “I know all our guitar-playing executives -- and there are many of them -- look at him as a hero, but he is not only one of the all-time great guitarists but a terrific songwriter as well.”

Walsh's recording career began with the James Gang, and after they broke up, he released his first three solo records with Barnstorm before joining the Eagles in 1975, while continuing to record as a solo artist. His most recent studio release was 2012’s Analog Man, which was co-produced by Jeff Lynne.

“Joe’s vast career catalog, both solo and with Barnstorm and the Eagles, have found the perfect home with Marty and Sony/ATV,” Walsh manager Irving Azoff said in a statement.

-- Reservoir and its Reverb Music unit have signed songwriter, producer and remixer Mich Hansen, aka Cutfather, to a worldwide publishing deal, which includes titles from his catalog as well as future works.

Over his 30-plus year career, Hansen has worked with such artists as Queen Latifah, Kylie Minogue, The Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks, The Wanted, Christina Aguilera and Ace of Base.

“It’s a great pleasure to be re-united with Cutfather,” Reservoir/Reverb Music managing director Annette Barrett said in a statement. “I originally signed Mich at Warner/Chappell Music in the '90s, where he was one of their top writers. His continued success over the years is a testament to his talent and hard work... We are all looking forward to working with him and continuing his unique success story.”

-- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Swedish singer/songwriter Linnea Södahl, whose credits include Zara Larsson's “Lush Life,” and who has worked with Tinie Tempah and Icona Pop, among others.

“Linnea is a tremendous young talent and a songwriter who I’m incredibly impressed by,” Warner/Chappell Music U.K. managing director Mike Smith said in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to see her continue to grow and develop with us at Warner/Chappell.”

-- Round Hill Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Addie Hamilton, who is working on her solo debut album, after enjoying placements engineered by Round Hill on Shameless and in the upcoming Disney feature film Magic Camp, according to the announcement.

An earlier placement for Hamilton, the co-writer and performer of the song “Just Breathe,” received a 2015 Emmy nomination for best original song for daytime television.

Hamilton is “so unique an artist and her energy draws people in,” Round Hill vp A&R Patrick Conseil said in a statement. “I am very impressed by her vocals, lyrics and melodic contributions as well as her extensive knowledge of music well beyond her 21 years. The entire creative team feels very confident we can achieve great success together."


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