Murlyn administers Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg
Crosstown Songs has inked a multi-million dollar deal to acquire Sweden's Murlyn Songs catalog, which was built up by the company's co-founder and managing director Christian Wahlberg.
Crosstown will act as publisher for Murlyn's songwriters who are currently under contract, including Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (known as Bloodshy & Avant), Henrik Jonback, Peer Astrom, Jonas Jeberg (known as Jay Jay), Mathias Wollo and Korpi.
Murlyn's writers have penned songs for such artists as Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, Enrique Iglesias and Madonna.
"Moving forward, Murlyn will continue to manage these writers and producers, and we're looking forward to a productive partnership with Crosstown," says Wahlberg. "I feel really good that the catalog has a home with such talented executives, and know the writers are in good hands."
"We're thrilled be working with these writers moving forward," says Crosstown founder and CEO, Robin Godfrey Cass. "There are numerous extremely exciting projects in the pipeline that Crosstown will get the benefit of."
Attorneys Peter Paterno and Michelle Jubelirer negotiated the deal for Murlyn, while Seth Lichtenstein, Philip Daniels and Rachel Rosoff represented Crosstown.