News Music Industry 06/09/2017

Sub Pop Publishing Signs International Partnership With Downtown Music Benelux

Sub Pop Publishing Signs International Partnership With Downtown Music Benelux

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Downtown Music Benelux has announced an international partnership with Seattle-based independent music publisher, Sub Pop Publishing.

Under the terms of this agreement, Sub Pop Publishing's roster of writers and recording artists will be able to leverage Downtown's global creative infrastructure and established presence in the European market. The company will also benefit from Songtrust, Downtown's technology platform, which powers global royalty collection from over 130 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

"I am happy to be working with Gareth Smith again, who I know from my time at Chrysalis Publishing," said Lucas van Slegtenhorst, Downtown Music Benelux Managing Director. "I am sure we can add great value to his growing roster at Sub Pop by helping them on creative opportunities!"

"In searching for a new international partner we decided we'd only settle for a digitally minded but creatively focussed company that would also treat us like part of the family," said Gareth Smith, Sub Pop Publishing Vice President. "That is exactly what we found with Lucas, Joe and the awesome teams at Downtown and Songtrust!"

"Songtrust is thrilled to be working with such a legendary music company that has recognized the flexibility and robustness of the Songtrust for Business platform," said Joe Conyers, Downtown VP of Tech and Songtrust General Manager.

About Downtown
Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Bruce Springsteen, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, and Carla Bruni. In 2014, Downtown Music Benelux was established as a joint venture with Cloud 9 Music. The Amsterdam-based office is helmed by Dutch music industry veteran and Downtown Music Benelux Managing Director Lucas van Slegtenhorst, who has developed an impressive roster of well-known Dutch songwriter-artists such as JW Roy, San Holo, Jake Reese (Jaap Reesma), Multi platinum artist & songwriter Jebroer and BUMA Award winning songwriter Jantine Heij.

About Songtrust
Songtrust, a division of Downtown Music Publishing, was established in 2011 to democratize global royalty collection. Songtrust provides a technology platform that allows music publishers, songwriters, artists, distributors, managers, and other music industry professionals to collect publishing royalties worldwide while retaining 100% ownership. Named a Billboard Top 10 Music Startup, the Songtrust platform services 1 million copyrights, enabling 100,000+ creators and 15,000+ businesses at all levels to collect royalties directly from 130+ countries, covering 20,000+ income sources.

About Sub Pop Publishing
Sub Pop Publishing is the publishing division of Sub Pop Records, an independent record company based in Seattle, WA. Sub Pop Publishing is home to writers including Shabazz Palaces, Clipping, Downtown Boys, Yuck, Sera Cahoone, EMA, Jenn Champion, Chad VanGaalen and Sales.

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