In September, Concord agreed to pay $468.8m for the Round Hill Music Royalty Fund and its 51 music catalogues.
In the music rights-buying boom, it’s not just music catalogues that get acquired – it’s the catalogue acquirers who also get acquired.
Music licensing firm ICE has announced its latest happy customer: Concord Music Publishing, which has renewed its deal.
British pop-rock act Tears For Fears, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, last put out an album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, in 2004 (in the US) and 2005 (in the UK). That 18-year gap (or 17-year gap, depending on where you are) was broken with the release of The Tipping Point in February 2022 via […]
This isn’t just idle gossip. “We got some very strong bids, and we passed on all of them,” Concord’s CEO Scott Pascucci told Bloomberg.
This being the season for multi-billion dollar music acquisitions, perhaps it should come as no surprise that Concord is eyeing up potential suitors.
Historically, most music discovery has focused around consumers of the music – listeners. However, as publishers continue to explore ways to grow their sync revenues, they’re investing in music discovery too.
Concord Music Publishing has just launched a site called Repr&sents for example, which showcases its catalogue of classical music from Boosey & Hawkes.
That’s more than 5,000 recordings, which are now being shown off in a slick site, complete with some new remixes commissioned from producers who are also signed to Concord.
The site works with music service Disco, which was a partner on the project. The launch follows Concord’s last discovery project, Music Seen, which was a joint effort with Playlister geared towards sync.
Something that’s come across strongly in our recent conferences is the idea that digital marketing – and streaming playlists specifically – isn’t just something for labels and artist teams. A growing number […]
The latest megabucks publishing-catalogue acquisition is bucking the trend… by not involving Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Instead, it’s Concord Music Publishing that has swooped to buy the writer’s share and a co-publishing […]
Two of the most active music firms involved in buying up publishing catalogues have started 2020 with a bang. UK-based Hipgnosis has acquired a catalogue of 157 songs from Blink-182 co-founder Tom […]
Music firm Concord’s COO Glen Barros left the company at the end of 2019, in order to launch what Billboard is describing as “a new music rights business venture”. He’d spent the […]
Music firm Concord has announced its latest acquisition: Chicago-based independent label Victory Records, including the catalogue of its sister company Another Victory Publishing. The deal was for an undisclosed amount, […]