Atlas Music Group Strikes Admin, Marketing Deal With Indie Publisher Memory Lane

Memory Lane music Group
Courtesy of Memory Lane Music Group

The Atlas Music Group has cut a global administration and marketing deal with Memory Lane Music Group, a music publishing company named after the song co-written in 1924 by company founder Larry Spier Sr.

Memory Lane, now run by third generation family member Mark Spier, has introduced contemporary songwriters to its 3,500 title catalog with songs that sit alongside yesteryear’s classic songs.

Consequently, the catalog ranges from having songs including Drake’s “Fancy,” featuring T.I. & Swizz Beatz; the Outcasts' “Return of the Gangster;” and Destiny’s Child's “Survivor;” alongside vintage classics like "Cara Mia," “What A Difference A Day Makes” and moving down the years to Cathy Dennis’ “Touch Me (All Night Long);” Skipworth and Turner’s “Thinking About Your Love;” and “The Chicken Dance.”

“Memory Lane is a truly independent, family-owned music publisher that has spanned generations, with a diversity of repertoire that the Atlas team is thrilled to be a part of,” Atlas Music Publishing COO Phil Ciadella said in a statement. “Our work alongside Mark in the industry advocating for the rights of independent songwriters and music publishers over the years makes this a natural fit for everyone involved, and we look forward to continuing that relationship in this mutually-beneficial & strengthened capacity.”

Ciadella said Atlas will help Memory Lane find and create new opportunities for the great musical works and great songwriters behind them.

“We’ve always been proud to be an independent music publisher that works hard for our clients, going the extra mile whenever we can,” Memory Lane Music Group president and CEO Mark Spier said in a statement. “In Atlas, we’ve found a partner with the same approach. It’s a challenging time in the music industry, especially for indie publishers, and we’re thrilled to be working with Atlas’s experienced and adept team as we navigate those challenges.”

Atlas Music was acquired by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings last year. More recently, the company announced a joint venture deal with Quincy Jones.