Publishing Briefs: CTM Buys Dutch Music Group; Nija Charles Launches Publisher

CTM Outlander has acquired Dutch music label and publishing home Strengholt Music Group. Based in 1928, Stengholt was initially a part of European leisure powerhouse Strengholt B.V. and was thought of an early pioneer within the Dutch music enterprise. The catalog incorporates over 100 Dutch No. 1 hits, together with works composed by Boudewijn de Groot, Lennaert Nijgh, Ramses Shaffy, Pierre Kartner, Hans van Hemert, Ferry Corsten, Radboud Miedema, John Ewbank, Eric van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma, and together with “Engelbewaarder” by Marco Schuitmaker. (The administration and rights actions of Purple Eye Publishing and Purple Eye ENtertainment are excluded from this transaction.)

Grammy Songwriter of the 12 months nominee Nija Charles and Legion founder Christian McCurdy have launched Anomaly, a brand new publishing firm. Already, the pair has signed Jack Rochon, Serg Dior and Tre-Von Waters to the brand new publishing home. To this point, the corporate is just not partnered with one other writer however is within the strategy of finalizing a deal now.

Sol Was has signed a worldwide publishing administrative settlement with Warner Chappell Music‘s Wallace Joseph and Gabz Landman. With recent credits on Beyoncé’s Renaissance, this marks the up-and-coming songwriter and producer’s first-ever publishing deal. He’s managed by David Silberstein, Jeremy Levin, Haley Evans and Laura Higbee of Mega Home Music.

Spirit Music Nashville has signed Tyler Reeve to a worldwide co-publishing settlement. A author for Luke Combs, Eric Church, Chris Younger, Scotty McCreery and Brett Younger, his accomplishments embody successful BMI’s Nation Music of the 12 months and a number of multi-platinum certifications.

peermusic Nashville has signed songwriter and engineer Nick Brophy to an unique worldwide publishing deal. A songwriter to stars like Jason Aldean, Hootie & the Blowfish, Rascal Flatts and engineers to Avril Lavigne, The Rolling Stones and Everclear — Brophy has the “ability to write across genres with impact in Nashville and into global markets,” says Michael Knox, president of peermusic Nashville.

Downtown Music Publishing has signed Raja Kumari, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and rapper, to a worldwide administration settlement. As a part of the deal, Downtown will administer Kumari’s debut album The Bridge alongside along with her collaboration with John Legend for Johnny Walker India. The deal additionally contains administration for all future writing credit throughout the deal time period.

Indignant Mob Music Group offered a five-day writing camp from June 26-30 in Downtown LA, drawing over 30 writers, artists and producers from varied cultural backgrounds. Known as The New Regular Writing Camp, it was based by Ralph Torrefranca, senior director of a&r at Indignant Mob, and was created to carry collectively underrepresented songwriters and to encourage new methods of pondering. Of the attendees, 50% had been ladies producers and 70% had been ladies artists and writers.

Distiller Music Group has introduced a brand new co-publishing settlement with songwriter/producer Gil Lewis (Leah Kate, Nina Nesbitt, Icona Pop, Cheat Codes). The deal is an settlement with Stellar Songs and a part of a wider partnership that Distiller Music Group is growing with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s publishing firm. It will likely be administered by Warner Chappell Music.

Felony Data, a London-based indie label, has launched a brand new publishing arm and North American partnership with Purley Sounds. With various signees, starting from ska-punk to punk, Felony Data hopes the brand new transfer will “further empower independent artists.”

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