Linda Perry has signed a global publishing deal as a songwriter with peermusic. In addition, peermusic revealed that it has signed a joint venture agreement with We Are Hear Music — a record label, publishing and management company that Perry runs with business partner Kerry Brown — to represent publishing.
Perry is best known as being the lead singer and primary songwriter of the group 4 Non Blondes, as well as for her work as a songwriter and producer for other artists. In the past, she has worked alongside pop powerhouses like Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and P!nk. In 2015, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“Linda Perry is not only one of the most talented artists, writers and producers on the planet but her energy and vision for We Are Hear Music is inspiring,” said Kathy Spanberger, president and CEO, Anglo American region, peermusic. “The artist-first philosophy that she and Kerry are shaping is something we do at peermusic as well, so I know we’re going to be great partners.”
“Linda has influenced a generation of songwriters and I’m a huge fan of her work,” added Nigel Elderton, president, Europe and managing director, peermusic UK. “I’m thrilled Kathy and I were able to work together to bring Linda to peermusic as well as start what I’m sure will be a fruitful partnership with Linda, Kerry and the We Are Hear team. There are many exciting opportunities for them to succeed in the UK and global markets and it’s wonderful that peermusic will be a part of that.”
Perry said, “Kerry and I started We Are Hear because we believe in music, we believe in community and we believe in empowering artists. In order to effect change, you need to look for partners that have the same beliefs. We are excited to have found this partnership with Kathy, Nigel and the peermusic team. Together, we will create a unique model for the future generation of songwriters.”