Quincy Jones Signs Joint Venture Deal With Atlas Music Publishing

Quincy Jones
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Quincy Jones poses for a portrait during the Toronto Film Festival at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sept. 7, 2018.

Atlas Music Publishing has entered a joint venture with legendary producer Quincy Jones and his company Quincy Jones Productions, it was announced Tuesday (Sept. 11). Atlas was recently acquired by Ithaca Holdings, the company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun.

“It's an absolute honor to join forces with Atlas, and my brothers Rich and Scooter, to create a home for not only incredible musicians, but incredible songs,” said Jones in a statement. “A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star, but the three greatest singers in the world can't save a bad song! We're looking forward to creating a publishing community filled with only the best of the best songs and human beings.”

“I’ve never met a more inspiring and gracious person with such worldly knowledge beyond music,” added Atlas CEO and partner Richard Stumpf. “When Quincy talks to you, he is genuinely interested in what’s going on in your world. I’m sure this is one of the qualities that make him such a creative genius.  He brings the best out of people. Through this joint venture, Atlas is humbled to be able to support Quincy, Adam Fell and the rest of the Quincy Jones team as they bring the best out of young writers, who like us, are drawn to his magic.”

Stumpf's relationship with Jones dates back to his days administering Jones’ catalog at Cherry Lane Music, where he worked alongside Atlas COO and partner Phil Cialdella.

“Quincy Jones is an undeniable legend with a proven ear and eye for true talent -- I’ve admired him my entire life,” Braun added. “It’s an honor to have him as a partner in our publishing business, making the possibilities of what we can provide to our writers and artists endless.”

Atlas Music Publishing’s current clients include Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Brandi Carlile and Warren Haynes, among others. The company recently received the Association of Independent Music Publishers New York’s 2019 Indie Award.