Downtown Music Publishing Enters Deal With NEEDTOBREATHE


Pictured (L-R): Bo Rinehart; Seth Bolt; Jedd Katrancha, Downtown EVP; Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown CEO; Bear Rinehart; Josh Lovelace.

Downtown Music Publishing has entered into a global administration deal with alternative rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE.

Through this deal, Downtown will administer the Grammy-nominated band’s six studio albums to date, H A R D L O V E (2016), Rivers in the Wasteland (2014), The Reckoning (2011), The Outsiders (2009), The Heat (2007), Daylight (2006), and future works.

Of the signing, Bear, NEEDTOBREATHE’s lead vocalist said on behalf of the group, “We’re really excited to be teaming up with Downtown as we release this new album. They’ve built a great, forward-thinking company and we’re proud to join their roster.”

Band manager Steve Bursky at Foundations Artist Management, added “I’ve long admired the team at Downtown and the work they do on behalf of their writers. I couldn’t be happier to be in business with such a talented group of people.”

Downtown’s Executive Vice President Jedd Katrancha commented on the deal saying, “We’re thrilled to partner with such a creative and hard-working band and their impressive team. With each release, they take their music to new heights and we feel fortunate to join them as they share this great album with the world.”

The band recently celebrated their song “Brother” reaching gold status.

NEEDTOBREATHE celebrates gold status for their single "Brother."

NEEDTOBREATHE celebrates gold status for their single “Brother.” Photo: NEEDTOBREATHE/Instagram



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