The two will work together with Casablancas and his team.
Board Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and his investment advisor Family (music) limited procured a catalog of ornate pop songwriters Carole Bayer Sager.
The EGOT nominee’s career spans more than five decades and includes classic hit songs like Grammy-winning “For That’s Friends” Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John and “Heartlight” by Neil Diamond. The former reached number one on the Hot 100 in the week of January 18, 1986, while the latter reached No. 5 in the week of November 13, 1982.
In addition to winning a Grammy (out of a total of nine nominations), Sager also won an Oscar in 1982 for “That’s What Friends Are for,” which she co-wrote for Arthur with future husband Burt Bacharach. During her career, she received an additional five Oscar nominations for songs written for films, including A spy who loved me (“Nobody does it better”), Beethoven is second (“The Day I Fall in Love”) and Junior (“Look what love has done”).
Sony Music Publishing (SMP) South Africa signed a world agreement (excluding Africa) with Gallo Music publishers (GMP). Under the new partnership, SMP will expand its services to facilitate the international promotion of GMP’s song catalog.
GMP is the record label of Gallo Record Company, one of the largest and oldest independent labels in Africa. The publishing company consists of South African songwriters and copyright for some of their most famous music over the decades.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Gallo Music Publishers to the Sony Music Publishing family. “With its huge list of writers, the history of Galois is the history of South African music,” he said Guy Henderson, President, International, Sony Music Publishing. “Together with Sony Music Publishing’s large list of writers, we look forward to taking the best of African music to the rest of the world.”
The songwriters published in Galo will have the opportunity to collaborate with Sony songwriters and promote their songs abroad. Through its administration and synchronization services, SMP will also help collect, distribute and expedite copyright payments, as well as create placement opportunities for GMP songs and licensing for use in film, television and commercials.
“We are very excited to announce this long-standing partnership. We believe that our extensive catalog and administration of this rich African heritage of songs beyond African borders is in the good hands of Sony Music Publishing, ”he said. Rob Cowling, CEO of Gallo Music Group. “Their extensive network of professionals and systems, as well as a British team, with African roots and knowledge of content, will be a valuable asset in managing GMP works and generating revenue for our composers and their users. “
This fantastic music i Spark Music Group joined forces for a new publishing venture, the so-called Campfire Songs. The company also announced that it had signed NOBLE – a duo of LA-based writers / producers formed by Bubele Booi and David Balshaw – under a global co-publishing agreement covering their catalog and future works.
Seth Kallen i Ollie Hammett they founded this music or Spark. Kallen’s company represents artists like X Ambassadors and JP Saxe, while Hammett’s Spark, among others, manages Teddy Geiger and Dan Romero. Amid a pandemic and individual persecution of managing artists, the two friends created Campfire as a new joint venture to foster growing talent.
“Ollie and I have been friends for many years and have had many long conversations about the struggles and excitement of being entrepreneurs in management. survive through so much uncertainty. We both made a clear decision to build something, “Kallen said.” It was exciting to recall that music is global and that great writers, artists and producers were able to adapt and work remotely to create great music. “
Booi earned production credits at Beyonce’s The Lion King: A gift album. Together with the megastar and Robert Magwenzi he created the song “Find Your Way Back.”
Campfire is currently looking for independent administrative partners for the NOBLE and future signatures.
Publishing of mere music announced a worldwide publishing deal with the Nigerian artist Iyanya. The largest independent music publisher in Africa, which he acquired Downtown Music Holdings last May, he agreed to represent an R&B / Afro-pop musician, with an arrangement that includes his current catalog and future offerings.
“All of us at Sheer are excited to present singer-songwriter Iyanya’s stature and versatility,” he said. David Alexander, CEO of Sheer. “The most interesting producers of popular music are looking for new inspiration, and at the moment it often comes from Nigeria, because artists and songwriters from this region travel a lot and collaborate with their colleagues from all over the world.”
“With this partnership, I want to direct the complexity for which the music industry is known, use my creativity and efficiently manage my collection of fees. This is an exciting prospect for me as I travel to a higher level in my music career, ”Iyanya said.
Iyanya’s career took off after he won the West Africa Project Fame talent contest in 2008. Since then, he has published a handful of projects and collaborated with colleagues from Nigeria Wizkid and D’banja.
Nashville singer-songwriter Bre Kennedy she has signed a global administration agreement with the Cobalt publishing house that will cover all of her progressing works.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to have started this next chapter of music and songwriting with Cobalt,” Kennedy said. “Everyone in the company inspires me to push my writing boundaries and continue to help me become a songwriter … They feel like family and are at home here in Nashville. I am proud to still call Cobalt home! ”
Kennedy is a prominent force in Nashville. She has written for works such as Nina Nesbitt and Echosmith and has released two independent EPs: Jealous of the birds i Twenty something. In 2019 and early 2020, Kennedy opened for Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr. and Phillip Phillips. He is preparing to announce his upcoming album this year.
Cobalt also signed the 19-year-old singer-songwriter Luz to a worldwide publishing agreement covering a range of creative, synchronization and administrative services for her catalog and future works.
The Irish / Argentine artist first gained strength after releasing the cover of Dean Lewis ’“ Lose My Mind ”and then opened up to him at his Dublin fashion show in 2019. Luz began her singing career in the shadows, setting up covers from her bedroom rooms before it caught the attention of artists like Ed Sheeran, Duo Lipe and Niall Horan. Last year, it released its first three singles, which garnered more than 30 million streams on streaming platforms.
Sentric Music Group signed by a singer-songwriter from London Tom Speight to the Global Song Release Agreement. The contract includes his entire catalog and future releases.
Speight has accumulated more than 160 million streams through various music streaming platforms and has more than a million listeners per month on Spotify. He achieved synchronization placements on Netflix To all the boys: Always and forever and a romantic drama series Virgin River. Speight also appeared on UK television and earned the support of BBC Radio 2. Speight plans to give up his second album Everything is waiting for you this year.