Attorney Angela Rose White, the daughter of the late songwriter, David Rose and the COO of the David Rose Publishing Co., has formed DaBet Music Services to provide personal music services and administration for both classic and emerging catalogs.

The company is already gearing up to administer interests in songs performed by Elvis Presley, Celine Dione, The Platters, Ike & Tina Turner, Count Basie, Little Richard, Cher, Cass Elliot, Donnie and Marie Osmond, and Dinah Shore.

DeBet is looking to land its first catalog but has signed a number of smaller deals, some for administering a single song. "We are doing co-administration in some of the Platters songs written by Paul Robi and by Buck Ram," said White.

She says her firm will focus on placing older catalog into current television and cable programs. "Often older catalog need to be closely monitored. Sometimes songs played in other markets get translated incorrectly or the registration is old and can get knocked out of the system. Also, so many songs have the same name you have to check that the right song is getting the income," she said.

White, who will continue in her position with David Rose Publishing, has traveled to Ghana, West Africa, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands, and believes music she was exposed to in these locales has great potential in the U.S. As a result, DaBet is now consulting with Ugandan hip-hop artist Crazy Native, American jazz composer and pianist Max Haymer, and adult contemporary singer and composer Steve Cooke from New Zealand, who composed "Working for the USA."

"We recognize that there are still vast opportunities for the classic and emerging catalogs if you have a team with the zeal and focus to nurture these wonderful works along to full potential," White said in a statement. "That's why we felt a separate company from David Rose Publishing could fill an important niche in the marketplace."

To date White presides over a catalog which contains more than 500 copyrights. White can handle all aspects of publishing, including royalty analysis, collections, clearances, licensing, and communication with licensees, publishers, sub-publishers, and co-administrators both in and outside the U.S.