Kobalt Music signed the leader of Modest Mouse Isaac brock to a global publishing administration deal that will see Kobalt provide creation, timing and administration services for his participation in the group’s new album The golden coffin.
According to Brock, he is “delighted” to partner with Kobalt, saying the company has demonstrated a high “transparency with which it runs its business.” Jamie Kinelski, Kobalt’s Creative Vice President, added that the Kobalt team is “grateful for the opportunity to represent [Brock’s] Songs. “
Sony production music announced that EMI Music Production returned to its flagship brand KPM Music after ten years under the old title. According to Russell Emanuel, president and CEO of Sony Production Music, the flagship name is held by professional music fans “in the highest regard.” Noting that KPM “set the bar which is still the blueprint for many high-end production music libraries today” during the golden age of televised themed music.
The first brand of synchronized music, KPM began as a partnership between two musical instrument makers in 1830, but began operating under the KPM name in 1960 after a merger with music company Peter Maurice. Nine years later, he was part of the EMI family and became EMI Production Music in 2011.
Sony Music Publishing United Kingdom extended its global publishing contract with the platinum singer and songwriter James vincent mcmorrow. Known for his delicate, breathy voice and emotional, clean writing, he has written tracks with Kenny Beats, Kygo, Dvsn, All Tvvins and Claptone and has had an impressive career as an artist. Notably, his cover of “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaak was featured in the sixth season of the HBO series. Game Of Thrones and relaunched the 1991 hit to new audiences.
The songwriter has worked for Sony Music Publishing UK since he “was literally a kid on Myspace downloading songs, the first to believe in my writing.” And although the global pandemic was “bad enough” for McMorrow, “songwriting was one of the few things in [his] the life that [he] could control. »Adding:« I am delighted to be able to [continue songwriting] with a bunch of people I really love and trust. “
David Ventura, President and Co-CEO of Sony Music Publishing UK added: “We are all delighted to continue working with the one and only James Vincent McMorrow.
Nashville-based publisher SMACK Songs has signed global publishing agreements with both Marc Beeson and Caroline watkins.
Country songwriting veteran Marc Beeson has previously signed publishing contracts with Sony Music Publishing, Crossfire 3, Warner Chappell and most recently Downtown Music Publishing since his career began in the early 90s. During his first decade in the business he was also a signed artist with a few singles under his belt, but the talent is now best known as a hitmaker, writing songs for the best crop in the country.
Beeson has written songs with Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Billy Currington, and more. For his work, he received the ASCAP Award for Country Song of the Year in 1993 and Pop Song of the Year in 1994.
“Marc brings something really special to our list,” said Robin Palmer, CCO of SMACKSongs. “Our team is really delighted to welcome him and continue this journey with him.” Beeson adds: “[Robin] and the whole SMACK team made me feel so welcome and I’m grateful to be a part of their team. “
For Caroline Watkins, the deal marks her second publishing deal, following her deal with Warner Chappell, which she signed just after graduating from high school. Since then, she has been awarded the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fellowship from Belmont University and has opened for country stars like Walker Hayes, Willie Nelson and Brett Eldridge. Today, Watkins partners with independent publisher Music City, founded and directed by Grammy-winning Shane McAnally.
“I couldn’t be more excited to start working with SMACK. Shane [McAnally] has been an amazing mentor and friend to me over the years so it is a dream come true to work with his team, ”Watkins said of the deal.
Position music signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with a rising artist / songwriter André Migliore, better known as No Love For The Middle Child or “No Love”. Originally from Philadelphia, No Love has written tracks with artists in a wide variety of genres, from hip hop to alternative rock to indie pop, including big names like Meek Mill, Jadakiss, Jessie Reyez, grandson. , MOD SON and Sueco.
When not writing for other artists, No Love has his own artistic projects and is a classically trained cellist. In a statement released by Position Music, No Love said, “Position Music felt like the right house for a number of reasons, but what sealed the deal was their restlessness. Even before signing, they were lining up sessions and making connections for me. “
The agreement with Position includes the catalog of songwriters as well as the works produced under the agreement.
Sony Music Publishing US Latin signed a 20-year-old Argentinian songwriter / artist Tiago PZK to a worldwide publishing agreement. Rapper and singer, Tiago PZK is best known for his ability to bridge the gap between trap and R&B. He first made his mark on music in 2018 with the release of “Andamo en la Cima” and “Sola” in 2019 which led to a multitude of collaborations with other Spanish speaking talents like Rusher King, María Becerra and FMK.
“Signing with Sony Music Publishing is an important step in my career,” says Tiago PZK. The signing of the new deal is the artist / songwriter’s first step towards his debut album, which is due out in early 2022.
Jorge Mejia, President and CEO of Sony Music Publishing US Latin America and Latin America, said, “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of his journey, we can’t wait to see where it takes us.
Double Down Music, the new publishing division of Play It Again (PIA) Music Group, signed artist RCA Records Rachel Wammack to a worldwide publishing agreement. Described as a “rare talent” that the founder of the PIA group, Dallas Davidson, has only seen “a few times in [his] career, ”Wammack is a country singer-songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Named one of CMT’s Next Women in Country and Bobby Bones Class of 2019, the artist and songwriter joins Double Down’s growing list of songwriters, including Blake Bollinger, Lee Brice and Clara Calaway.
Warner Chappell Latin Music US signed a new global co-publishing contract with a 14-year-old songwriter VF7. The terms of the agreement include both the previous catalog of VF7 and the work carried out under the new WCM agreement.
Originally from Puerto Rico, VF7 is a thriving singer and songwriter, mixing trap, R&B, dance and reggaeton. His first album Nucleo, which was released in February 2021, saw the new talent collaborate with top producers like Chris Jeday & Gaby Music, Nino, Mr Nais and Dulce Como Candy, among others.
“She’s full of energy and has captured the world’s attention with her fun and enjoyable music, and she takes her job seriously. There is no limit to what she can accomplish,” says Lazaro Hernandez , vice president a & r at WCM Latin America and Latin America.
Wise music group, formerly known as The Music Sales Group, acquired Emily’s Music Society. The two companies have enjoyed a long working relationship over the past decades, and Wise Music Group’s decision to acquire Emily Music and her compositions is a major step in the growth of its catalog. Although Wise already owns or controls over half a million compositions ranging from jazz to pop, the copyrights of Emily Music, including classics like “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, ” Catch a Falling Star ”and“ Playground in My Mind, will be an important new addition.
According to Tomas Wise, CEO of Wise Music USA, the company is “honored to have trusted”, with the legacy of the late songwriter Lee Pockriss (author of “Itsy Bitsy” and “Catch a Falling Star”) as well as by Paul Vance and other classic songwriters from the Emily Music catalog.