1. Miles Davis Estate Signs Global Deal With Downtown Music Publishing to Represent Entire Catalog

    October 25, 2019 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Downtown Music Publishing has signed a global deal with the Miles Davis  Estate to represent the legendary jazz trumpeter and composer’s entire catalog, the company announced Monday (Oct. 28). “Miles Davis made an indelible mark on both popular musi ...

  2. Ivy Queen, Luis Fonsi, Elvis Crespo, Willie Colon, Kany Garcia and More at 2019 La Musa Awards

    October 25, 2019 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 La Musa Latin Songwriter’s Hall of Fame awards were a musical tour de force, beginning with performances by Willie Colón and ending with Elvis Crespo . In the middle, Thursday night's (Oct. 24) 7th annual awards show at the James L. Kn ...

  3. Hundreds of Musical Artists and Film Directors Announce Defection From SGAE: Reports

    October 03, 2019 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joaquin Sabina, Pablo Alborán, Oreja de Van Gogh, Joan Manuel Serrat, Pedro Almodovar among those expected to abandon the embattled Spanish rights society in 2020 MADRID — Joaquin Sabina , Pablo Alborán , La Oreja de Van Gogh , Love of Lesbian and J ...

  4. The xx Renew Worldwide Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

    September 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. indie-pop band The xx have renewed their worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, the company announced Tuesday (Sept. 24). Since signing to UMPG a decade ago, The xx -- which consists of Romy Madley Craft,  Jamie xx and ...

  5. Natti Natasha and Female Creators Join for ASCAP 'She Is The Music' Song Camp

    September 20, 2019 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natti Natasha will join female producers and songwriters in ASCAP’s 2nd 'She Is The Music' Song Camp. The four-day event, funded by The ASCAP Foundation in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, will be hosted in Miami Sept. 30-Oct. 3 by Mag ...

  6. Simon Fuller's Global Pop Group Now United Signs Worldwide Deal With AWAL

    September 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time, the international band is now streaming on all major platforms. AWAL, music publisher Kobalt’s recording company, has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Simon Fuller ’s global pop group Now United, it was announced Tuesday ( ...

  7. Jesse Saint John, Nija Charles & Rick Nowels Share Songwriting Secrets at SONA Summit: 'Just Don't Stop'

    September 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The songwriter trio discussed compensation, collaboration and why success doesn't free you of insecurities. "Truth Hurts" co-writer  Jesse Saint John  is at the top of his game right now, as the track charts its third week atop the Bi ...

  8. BMI VP Latin Creative Delia Orjuela Leaving to Start a 'New Chapter'

    September 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I don’t know what it will be yet, but it will be something definitely within the music business because that’s where my passion is," she says. Delia Orjuela, the longtime VP of Latin creative for BMI, has resigned and will be leaving the compa ...

  9. Quincy Jones Signs Joint Venture Deal With Atlas Music Publishing

    September 10, 2019 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlas Music Publishing has entered a joint venture with legendary producer  Quincy Jones and his company Quincy Jones Productions, it was announced Tuesday (Sept. 11). Atlas was recently acquired by Ithaca Holdings, the company led by SB Projects fo ...

  10. Ava Max Signs Joint Co-Publishing Agreement With Warner Chappell and APG

    September 04, 2019 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 'Sweet But Psycho' singer is currently prepping her debut studio album. Rising singer-songwriter Ava Max has entered into a joint co-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music and Artist Publishing Group (APG), it was announced We ...

  11. Warner Music's ADA Signs Global Distribution Deal with Music Education Non-Profit Nvak

    August 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The company has also inked a worldwide sales and distribution agreement with rock band Incubus. Nvak  -- a non-profit organization that nurtures artists who live in countries experiencing social, political and/or cultural turmoil -- has signed a glo ...

  12. Jorge Mejia Promoted to President & CEO Latin America, U.S. Latin at Sony/ATV: Exclusive

    August 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jorge Mejía , who for the past two years has served as president of Sony ATV Music Publishing’s Latin American and U.S. Latin operations, has been promoted to president & CEO. Mejía will report directly to Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman & ...

  13. 'Six' Writers and Producers Sign Publishing Deals With Warner Chappell Music

    August 08, 2019 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hit musical is slated to open on Broadway in February 2020. Warner Chappell Music has entered a joint venture with the producers of the hit musical Six for all songs included in the show, the company announced Thursday (Aug. 8). The publisher ad ...

  14. Chuck D Sues Publishing Company Reach Music for Withholding Royalties

    August 07, 2019 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Public Enemy rapper alleges "unconscionable contracts, hidden transactions, false and fraudulent copyright registrations and false incomplete accountings." Chuck D  sued his publishing company for allegedly cheating him out of hundreds of ...

  15. Dominican Artist Vicente Garcia Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

    August 07, 2019 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vicente Garcia has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Colombia, covering his past albums as well as future projects, Billboard has learned.  The Dominican singer-songwriter debuted his solo album Melodrama in 20 ...

  16. Hipgnosis Picks Up 93 Songs by Songwriter-Producer Benny Blanco in Latest Catalog Acquisition

    August 07, 2019 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The deal includes a 100% share of Blanco's copyright ownership in hits including Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' and Major Lazer's 'Cold Water.' Hipgnosis Songs, the music IP investment company set up by former Bey ...

  17. FUGA Acquires Nashville-Based Rights Platform Songspace

    July 30, 2019 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace for an undisclosed sum.  Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients including Kobalt, Res ...

  18. Blackbird Music Publishing Group Names Lance Freed President, Acquires Burt Bacharach Admin Rights

    July 29, 2019 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blackbird Presents has appointed veteran publishing executive Lance Freed as president of Blackbird Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday (July 29). Additionally, the company revealed it has acquired administration rights to the music c ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: LOCASH Signs With BMG Nashville, Cooking Vinyl Teams With The Royalty Network & More

    July 26, 2019 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records artists  LOCASH  have signed a new co-publishing agreement with BMG Nashville.  Preston Brust  and  Chris Lucas , known as the duo LOCASH, have a long history of songwriting success in the country music genre, wi ...

  20. Executive Turntable: Moves at Mom + Pop Records, Capitol Music Group, MSG and More

    July 26, 2019 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Gross  has been named vp and head of West Coast A&R at  Mom + Pop Records . The label announced July 22 that Gross is returning to the label after a three-year stint at  Atlantic/Elektra Records .  "Hannah started with us as an inter ...

  21. Trap Artist Duki Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music Argentina

    July 26, 2019 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Argentine trap and freestyle artist Duki has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, Billboard has learned.  "Duki is a true pioneer in the rapidly-growing trap movement that is taking the world by storm," ...

  22. Rusty Gaston Tapped to Head Sony/ATV Nashville Music Publishing

    July 25, 2019 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sony/ATV Music Publishing is expected to name Rusty Gaston the new head of Sony/ATV Nashville. He replaces former president and CEO  Troy Tomlinson , who left the company in June to become chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashvil ...

  23. Lizzo Signs Global Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

    July 23, 2019 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lizzo is on a roll. As her motivational anthem "Truth Hurts" storms the Hot 100 , the Houston rapper, singer and clasically-trained flutist has entered a global publishing administration deal with Warner Chappell Music, the publisher annou ...

  24. Kobalt Music Slates Publishing Deal with Roddy Ricch: Exclusive

    July 22, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kobalt Music has entered into a worldwide agreement with Roddy Ricch . The exclusive deal gives the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer full administration of catalogue in addition to publishing, creative services and synch for all of his future works ...

  25. Dave Navarro Strikes Publishing Deal With Primary Wave

    July 18, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The deal also includes co-publishing rights to the Jane's Addiction guitarist's future music. Primary Wave Music Publishing announced on Thursday (July 18) that it has acquired a stake in singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Navarro ’s publish ...

  26. Sony Corp. Restructures Music Division, Brings Recorded Music, Sony/ATV Publishing Together Under Rob Stringer

    July 17, 2019 10:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Corp. is putting both Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing under the new umbrella of Sony Music Group, which Sony Music’s CEO Rob Stringer will helm as chairman. The move is effective Aug. 1, according to an internal Sony memo ...

  27. Hank Forsyth Joins Warner Chappell as Executive VP, Strategy and Business Development

    July 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hank Forsyth has joined Warner Chappell Music as executive vp strategy and business development, the company announced Tuesday (July 16). In his new role, Forsyth will develop and implement strategic initiatives to boost results for the publisher’s ...

  28. Kobalt Promotes Sam Taylor to Executive VP Creative

    July 10, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kobalt has promoted Sam Taylor to executive vp creative, the company announced Wednesday (July 10). He has been with Kobalt since 2016, when he was hired as senior vp creative.    "Kobalt's creative team is nurturing and supporting many of ...

  29. U.S. Copyright Office Approves Mechanical Licensing Collective Sponsored by NMPA

    July 05, 2019 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s a new federally appointed team in charge of licensing music to digital services -- and getting songwriters paid.    Now comes the harder part: getting the streaming companies to fund the team’s efforts.    As expected, the U.S. Copyright Off ...

  30. Publishing Briefs: Morris Higham Management Launches Publishing Company, Hayley Kiyoko Signs With Kobalt & More

    July 03, 2019 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 With over 40 years in music management, booking and production experience, Nashville-based  Morris Higham Management  has now added publishing to its list of client services. Through a joint venture with MHM president  Clint Higham , Kobalt Music an ...

  31. Just How Much Money Is There in Unclaimed Black Box Royalties?

    June 26, 2019 8:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 According to Billboard estimates, it's significantly less than the $2.5 billion figure that's been thrown around. How much black box money is built-up from on-demand digital services? Billboard estimates at most $250 million. Black box mon ...

  32. House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns

    June 26, 2019 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Register of copyrights Karyn Temple says black box distributions won't occur before 2023. With many indie songwriters concerned about how the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) created by the Music Modernization Act (MMA) will handle the bui ...

  33. Idris Elba Signs Global Publishing Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

    June 26, 2019 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 UMPG is also set to sub-publish artists on Elba's own London-based label, 7Wallace. Actor and artist  Idris Elba  signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, the company announced Wednesday (June 26). UMPG is also set ...

  34. Spirit Music Latino Acquires Prodemus Colombia's Latin Publishing Catalog: Exclusive

    June 26, 2019 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The deal includes timeless cumbia and vallenato songs such as “La Gota Fria,” “Una Hoja en Blanco” and “Los Caminos de la Vida.” Spirit Music Latino, a division of Spirit Music Group dedicated to Latin songwriters, artists and catalogs, announced We ...

  35. Hayley Kiyoko Signs Publishing Admin Deal With Kobalt

    June 26, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hayley Kiyoko has signed an exclusive worldwide partnership with Kobalt that includes publishing administration, creative services and synch for the singer’s entire catalog and future releases, the company announced Wednesday (June 26).   “Hayley ha ...

  36. NMPA Strikes Back at Peloton's Counter-Claim In Workout Video Lawsuit

    June 26, 2019 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The trade association for music publishers denies accusations of anti-competitive activity by the exercise-bike manufacturer. Over a dozen music publishers involved in a  $150 million copyright infringement lawsuit against exercise-bike manufacturer ...

  37. The Key Issues With Implementing the MMA's Mechanical Licensing Collective (Guest Op-Ed)

    June 25, 2019 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's vital the group managing the MLC has no significant conflicts of interest, and for Congress and the Copyright Office to ensure this is the case. Last year's Music Modernization Act created a powerful new structure to collect and distr ...

  38. Chiquis Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal With Peermusic

    June 25, 2019 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 This marks Chiquis first publishing deal, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Chiquis Rivera , daughter of the late Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera , has landed her first publishing deal with peermusic, Billboard can exclusively reveal.  On Tuesd ...

  39. Spanish Rights Society SGAE Fails to Make Crucial Reforms to Statutes

    June 24, 2019 6:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 The struggling collection society lacked member votes to meet demands by CISAC and Spain's Ministry of Culture, and conform to current EU intellectual property law. Spanish collection society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) failed ...

  40. J&N Publishing Purchases Aventura Song Catalog, Including 'Obsesion' & More: Exclusive

    June 24, 2019 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Independent publisher J&N has purchased the catalog of songs recorded by bachata superstar group Aventura . The collection of 84 songs, including global hits “Obsesión,” “La boda,” “Un beso” and “Amor de Madre,” were mostly written by Aventura l ...

  41. Hipgnosis Reports Solid Growth in Maiden Financial Results: Hit Songs Are as 'Investable as Gold or Oil'

    June 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 In its first year, the company owns full or partial stakes in 12 catalogs amounting to 3,096 songs in total. In its first 10 months of trading music IP investment company Hipgnosis generated revenues of £7.2 million ($9.2 million) from its fast-grow ...

  42. Primary Wave Acquires Minority Stake in Premier Music Group Agency

    June 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primary Wave Music Publishing announced on Monday (June 24) it has taken a minority equity interest in music and culture agency Premier Music Group.  Through the new arrangement, Premier will have access to Primary Wave's financial and artistic ...

  43. Executive Turntable: Moves at ASCAP, Spirit Music Nashville, Smule & More

    June 21, 2019 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooke Eplee has been named ASCAP 's senior vp strategy and business development. Working on both growth and competitive strategy, Eplee will handle new business development, strategic partnerships and innovation initiatives. Eplee will report ...

  44. Publishing Briefs: Round Hill Nabs Lifehouse Singer Jason Wade's Catalog, Turbo Signs With Warner Chappell & More

    June 20, 2019 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Round Hill Music has acquired  Lifehouse frontman  Jason Wade 's catalog .  The group is best known for their hits such as "Hanging by a Moment," and "You and Me." “I have had the pleasure of knowing Jason for some time now, ...

  45. Jorge Calandrelli, Award-Winning Composer, Joins Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.

    June 20, 2019 9:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 MAMP will manage the prolific songwriter's catalog Jorge Calandrelli , a prolific music industry veteran known as a composer, arranger, producer, and orchestra conductor, has joined Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc. Maximo Aguirre Music Pub ...

  46. Indie Sector Solidifies Ranks at 10th Annual A2IM Indie Week Conference

    June 19, 2019 8:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Association of American Independent Music (A2IM) held its 10th annual Indie Week conference in New York City this week, as members of the indie sector celebrated their growing impact on the music marketplace. Registrations for the conference had ...

  47. Pandora Slapped With Copyright Lawsuit for Displaying Tom Petty, The Doors & More Song Lyrics

    June 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music publisher Wixen says Pandora is "willful and deliberate" in using unlicensed song lyrics on the platform. Pandora displays lyrics for popular songs on mobile and desktop -- but does it have the rights to? At least for its repertoire, ...

  48. Troy Tomlinson Named Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville: Exclusive

    June 17, 2019 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 UMPG Nashville Exec VP/GM Kent Earls to depart Troy Tomlinson , who has served as Sony/ATV Nashville’s president/CEO since 2005, has been named Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville’s first chairman/CEO.    Tomlinson, whose appointment takes ef ...

  49. At 50, Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony Focuses on Creator Recognition With Star-Studded Event

    June 14, 2019 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Ask anyone who wrote 'Harry Potter' and everyone knows that name," said Martin Bandier, accepting the visionary leadership award. "Shouldn't we all also know who wrote songs like 'New York, New York' and  ...

  50. Concord Acquires Classical Russian and Soviet Publisher Sikorski

    June 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Concord has acquired the Sikorski Music Publishing Group, a German-based classical publisher with a trove of Russian and Soviet-era copyrights. That includes masterworks by composers like Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofieff, Aram Khachaturian, Dm ...

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