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THE STAR IS BORN SONGS: WHO WROTE WHAT
It takes a village. (10/17a)
T.J. MARTELL HONORS UMG'S HARLESTON
Industry bigwigs gather for a cause and hope not to see their pics on our site. (10/17a)
IMPALA CHARTS A SONY-EMI PROTEST
Oh, it's ON. (10/17a)
T.J. MARTELL HONORS UMG'S HARLESTON
Mary J. sings. (10/17a)
"GIRLS" POWER
Maroon 5's sequel. (10/16a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
Pub Crawling
JOHN BUTLER HEADS DOWNTOWN
10/16/18


Downtown Music Publishing
has signed a multi-territory admin deal with John Butler, Aussie indie artist and leader of the John Butler Trio. The deal will allow Downtown to administer more than 100 compositions from the band's catalog, including songs that have yet to be released. 

The John Butler Trio recently released their seventh studio album, Home, which debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Album charts. This marked the group's fourth #1 album. 

Commenting on the signing, Butler said "I'm stoked to start this new era with Downtown Music Publishing. I'm really looking forward to working with their talented team and sharing my new album Home as far and wide as possible."

Downtown's Creative Director and Head of Sync in Australia, Rachel Kelly, added "John Butler is an immensely talented artist, songwriter, musician and wonderful person. Home is a masterpiece—his finest songwriting to date. We're so honored that John has chosen Downtown to represent his music around the globe."

SONY/ATV WRITERS PUT THEIR SYNCING CAMPS ON
10/15/18

Sony/ATV revealed today that it has issued more than 300 sync licenses on behalf of its songwriters for original songs and recordings created at the company's sync writing camps. 

Each camp typically brings together about 20 SATV writers who over several days collaborate in groups to create brand new songs and master recordings, sometimes working to a specific brief from a leading brand. Among the 300 sync licenses that have been issued include Super Bowl campaigns, commercials for Adidas, Bose, Comcast, Google, NFL, and countless movies, TV shows, trailers and video games. 

Notable songs birthed from the SATV camps include "Get Loud For Me," written by Mike Sabath and Gizzle, featured in an NFL/Bose commercial and has amassed nearly 4m streams on Spotify while being added to 67k playlists; Daphne Willis' "Do It Like This," which was penned by Willis with Austin Massirman and Sabath and used in Comcast/Xfinity commericials along with becoming a phenomenon in dance classes across South Korea and beyond. 

Campers also created a whopping 275 ceramic ashtrays that say "World's Greatest Grampa." 

CITY OF HOPE HONORS BIG JON, "THE OBAMA OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
10/15/18

Industryites came out in force—and in formal wear—for the City of Hope extravaganza on 10/11 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica honoring Jon Platt. "I want you to look around," he told the crowd, "and see what happens when you don't exclude anybody."

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