Blackbird Presents has appointed veteran publishing executive Lance Freed as president of Blackbird Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday (July 29). Additionally, the company revealed it has acquired administration rights to the music catalog of legendary song-writer composer Burt Bacharach.
Freed most recently served as the president of Avex International Publishing Group. Prior to that, he held the title of president at Rondor Music International for 36 years.
“I am thrilled to join Keith, Blackbird Presents and The Raine Group as President of Blackbird Music Publishing Group,” said Freed in a statement. “My entire career has been predicated on providing total, complete, personal focus on songwriters and their songs. Now I get to continue that journey and also provide a range of remarkable strategic and financial opportunities to songwriters given the similar philosophy and assets of my new partners.”