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BMG acquires Adage IV Catalog

BMG Rights Management has announced the acquisition of the Adage IV catalog. Adage IV consists of rights in a number of classic compositions performed by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Among the […]

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SoundExchange Enlists AFTRA in Royalty Search

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, and SoundExchange, a non-profit U.S. digital performance rights organization authorized to collect royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings, today announced a new joint initiative to identify and distribute SoundExchange royalties which […]

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Bug Music Reportedly On The Block

The New York Post is reporting today (6/2) that Bug Music, one of the world’s biggest independent music publishers, is being shopped by JPMorgan Chase, with an asking price of $300 million. In the chase for the firm are several big record companies including Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV Music and a joint […]

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Lifenotes: Ella Tomlinson, Mother of Troy Tomlinson

Condolences to Sony/ATV President/CEO Troy Tomlinson and his family on the passing of his mother, Ella Tomlinson, on May 30. The devoted wife and mother was born in Sumner County, TN and retired from Eaton Corp. in Gallatin in 1984. She is survived by four sons, James (Faye) Wright of Gallatin; Bobby (Polly) Wright of […]

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ASCAP’s “We Write The Songs” Heads To DC

On May 11, the ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress jointly celebrated the first anniversary of the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress, the gift by the ASCAP Foundation of documents, photos, sheet music and other artifacts. For the second straight year, a musical concert at the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium called We Write […]

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Asset Mgt. Firm Eyes EMI Music Publishing

The New York Post is reporting today (5/27) that asset management firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) is in talks to buy a stake in EMI Music Publishing and combine those operations into a separate entity that would be 51 percent controlled by EMI, with the rest being controlled by KKR-owned BMG Rights Management. Post sources […]

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Shane Barrett Departs Ole Music

Shane Barrett has exited ole Music Publishing to pursue his next opportunity after five years as the company’s Creative Director. Other recent changes at ole include the addition of Arthur Buenahora as Senior Creative Director. In addition, publishing veteran Mike Sebastian joined ole as a consultant following ole’s recent puchase of Blacktop Music Publishing, Sebastian’s […]

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BMI’s Website Goes Mobile

BMI has launched a mobile version of its award-winning website www.bmi.com for iPhone, Android, Palm, Symbian and the upcoming Blackberry 6.0 phones. Mobile users will see the new mobile site when they log onto www.bmi.com. “We know that tens of thousands of visitors to BMI.com already access information via smart phones,” said BMI President & […]

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MusikPitch Offers Jingle-Writing Opportunity

Nashville based company MusikPitch has found a niche in the songwriting business by providing a platform where songwriters and composers compete to win jingle contests. MusikPitch allows any company looking for jingle songs or branding music to run a contest. Companies simply describe the type of jingle they need, decide on the prize amount, then […]

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Bug Music Publishing is On a Roll

Bug Music Publishing, the largest independent contemporary music publisher in the world, has claimed eight songs in the Top 100 for the first quarter of 2010, as reported in Billboard’s publishers quarterly, up 29% from a year ago. The company currently holds the No. 6 spot in Billboard’s Top Publishers Chart and the No. 7 […]

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Ryan Beuschel Becomes ASCAP Nashville Creative Manager

ASCAP has named Ryan Beuschel, who most recently held the post of A&R Manager at Universal Music Group, as Creative Manager for its Nashville branch. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Ryan come on board and bring to ASCAP his unique talents, experience and passion for songwriters and their craft,” said Tim DuBois, VP […]

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