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  1. 'Gone Girl' Composer Atticus Ross Signs New Publishing Deal

    January 16, 2015 2:00 PM EST Atticus Ross ,  Trent Reznor 's collaborator on such films as Gone Girl and The Social Network (for which they won an Oscar in 2011), has signed with Downtown Music Publishing, joining a roster that includes Hans Zimmer , Randy Newman , Ada ...

  2. Randy Newman Inks Deal With Downtown Music Publishing

    July 23, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and film composer Randy Newman has signed an administration agreement for North America with Downtown Music Publishing, it was announced by president Justin Kalifowitz. Newman is also a member of the S ...

  3. Downtown Music Publishing Expands to Amsterdam

    May 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The New York City-based music publisher has launched Downtown Music Benelux, a new, Amsterdam-based venture with Hot Streak Music, a division of Cloud 9 Music, one of the leading Dutch music publishers. Hot Streak co-founder Lucas van Slegtenhorst ...

  4. First-Quarter Music Publishing Rankings: SONGS Surges Again

    May 12, 2014 12:38 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The first-quarter rankings for music-publishing royalties are in, and the most notable winners are Sony/ATV and SONGS. Although the former’s No ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Round Hill Music Signs Tesla, Trey Bruce; Big Deal Music Nabs Ray LaMontagne; Downtown Renews Neon Trees

    May 07, 2014 12:57 PM EDT -- Round Hill Music has acquired the entire song publishing catalog of Tesla , the hard rock act that sold 5.3 million album copies during the Nielsen SoundScan era of tracking data and 14 million overall in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not dis ...

  6. How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

    December 03, 2013 12:24 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown ­Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.   For decades, songwriters an ...

  7. Beatles Go Downtown: Fab Four Classics Go to Indie Music Publisher (Exclusive)

    October 21, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The Beatles are going Downtown, or at least a small but important part of their early catalog is. In a just-announced deal with the estate of John Lennon, Downtown will now serve as U.S. administrator for the first two Beatles singles, which c ...

  8. Downtown Music Publishing Expands to West Coast, Names Amy Driscoll-Dunning Senior VP

    August 14, 2013 3:50 PM EDT As tipped to Billboard in June, Downtown Music Publishing has officially announced its expansion to the West Coast. The company will open a Los Angeles office and has appointed Amy Driscoll-Dunning senior VP of creative services and business dev ...

  9. Backbeat: Billboard & BMI's Annual SXSW Brunch Brings Together Movers and Shakers from Across the Biz

    March 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Another SXSW, another full lawn at the Four Seasons for Billboard and BMI’s annual Acoustic Brunch Friday, which kept the music and coffee flowing long after the fruit and breakfast burritos ran out. Sponsored by SunTrust and Southwest Airlines, ...

  10. Exclusive: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Catalogs Sign With Downtown Music Publishing

    January 25, 2013 8:05 AM EST Downtown Music Publishing today announced the signing of publishing administration agreements for the U.S. with Lenono Music and Ono Music, home to the song catalogs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono respectively. Under the terms of the agreement, w ...

  11. Downtown Sells Label to Cofounders, Focuses on Publishing

    January 24, 2013 5:34 PM EST Downtown Music LLC, the privately held parent company of Downtown Records and Downtown Music Publishing, today announced the sale of its recorded music business to cofounders Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam. According to a statement, the move, effect ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Reach, Downtown, House of Hassle, BMG Chrysalis, Patrick Joseph, Windish, More

    December 21, 2012 9:33 AM EST Reach Music Links With Zac Brown, Band, Southern Ground Reach Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing-administration agreement with Zac Brown, founder of the Zac Brown Band. In addition, Reach Music will administer publishing for artist ...

  13. Songwriters Are Left Out of Pandora's Royalty Plan: Guest Post by Downtown Music's Justin Kalifowitz

    October 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Pandora's efforts to lower its royalty rates have inspired conversation and controversy in recent weeks. This editorial by Justin Kalifowitz -- president of Downtown Music Publishing and co-founder / CEO of Songtrust , a royalty collection pl ...

  14. Publishing Briefs: Downtown Goes Country, pigFACTORY Signs Tesla, BMG Looks Global

    June 29, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing moves into country and musical theatre music publishing with the signing of Dave Berg and the songwriting duo of Joe DiPietro and Dave Bryan, who is also the keyboard player for Bon Jovi. Berg, who has received multiple s ...

  15. Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW

    March 20, 2012 1:09 PM EDT BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Friday. A favorite among festival attendees, the brunch boasted a dynamic lineup fe ...

  16. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  17. SXSW Q&A: Justin Kalifowitz of Songtrust, Downtown Music Publishing

    March 14, 2012 8:20 AM EDT (Photo: Glenn Peoples) Music publishing isn't the most active segment of SXSW Interactive, but Justin Kalifowitz, President of Downtown Music Publishing and Co-founder of publishing royalty collection startup Songtrust , was in learning mode ...

  18. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Interest In Billie Holliday Catalog, Downtown Signs Admin Deal With MRI

    February 16, 2012 6:26 PM EST Bicycle Music Acquires Interest in Billie Holliday Catalog The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a substantial interest in Billie Holiday publishing catalog as well as her master recordings, name, likeness and image rights. As a songwriter, Billi ...

  19. Business Matters: Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore

    February 07, 2012 8:54 PM EST Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore -- Vevo made headlines last week when the video service announced it had generated $150 million in revenue in 2011. To go from launch to $150 million in two years speaks to the company's ...

  20. TuneCore Launches Music Publishing Services for Songwriters

    November 02, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Write Songs AND Get Paid For It! TunecCre's new Songwriter Publishing Administration Service homepage. TuneCore is aiming to do for music publishing what it has done for digital distribution: make it easier for independent artists to get paid ...

  21. This Week in Apps: ShapeMix, MusicPound, iSheetMusic, The Polyphonic Spree, More

    July 22, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Bullseye iPad App Teaser from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo . Bullseye The Polyphonic Spree put out the music video for its new single "Bullseye" as an app for the iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive video that lets viewers na ...

  22. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs a Smeethington, Kobalt Gets Neil Finn

    April 26, 2011 3:22 PM EDT UMPG Signs a Smeethington Universal Music Publishing has signed Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons songwriting and production team to an an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Levine's deal with UMPG commences upon the expiration the songwr ...

  23. This Week In Apps: Bluebrain's Location App/Album, Shapemix Remixing; MyStream's Music-Sharing Challenge

    April 01, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Bluebrain Washington D.C-based band Bluebrain are creating their most recent album as a location-aware iPhone app. Called "The National Mall," the album/app will play music from the album-really more what the band calls "melodic phr ...

  24. Harry Fox Agency, Songtrust Cut Adminstrative Deal

    March 30, 2011 7:30 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and Songtrust, Downtown Music's publishing administration service for indie artists, have cut a deal whereby HFA will supply back-office support for the collection and distribution of royalties. What's more, th ...

  25. LIVE @Music & Advertising Conference

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Click here for a live feed from Billboard and Adweek's Music & Advertising Conference (#mach2010), which is going on now. Below is today's full schedule. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 All times central. 9:00am REGISTRATION & CONT ...

  26. Publishing Briefs: Performance Rights Act, RightsFlow, Downtown Music Publishing

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has come out in favor of granting copyright owners and performers a public performance right when their songs are played on radio, as would be required by the "Performance Rights Act," currently being c ...

  27. Music & Advertising: Breaking Acts Into Spots

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How little known U.S. acts or international acts are put into commercials was tackled at Thursday's concluding panel at Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference in New York. Tips on breaking in? Panelists' ...

  28. EMI, Sony/ATV Win Big At ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stargate's Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen were named the songwriter of the year at the 26th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held tonight (April 22) at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. "Bleeding Love," written by Jesse ...

  29. TFD Music Opens

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing and The Film Department (TFD) announced the formation of a new film music company and partnership, TFD Music. Through the partnership, Downtown Publishing will serve as the exclusive, worldwide administrator for the TFD M ...

  30. Downtown Inks Producer/Writer Armato

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide administration agreement with producer/songwriter Antonina Armato, who recently co-wrote and co-produced the "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus" single "See You Again" and six o ...