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 News Music Industry 07/01/2019

Downtown Signs Worldwide Publishing Administration Deal With Tori Amos

Downtown Signs Worldwide Publishing Administration Deal With Tori Amos

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Downtown Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide publishing administration agreement with the Grammy-nominated singer, composer, and pianist Tori Amos.
Downtown will now administer Amos' complete songbook, as well as new works. Spanning seventeen studio albums, the catalog includes her debut Little Earthquakes(1992); Under The Pink, featuring the worldwide hit "Cornflake Girl" (1994); and Boys For Pele (1996), which debuted the UK chart-topping single "Professional Widow." Among her other charting singles are "Crucify," "Silent All These Years," "God," "Caught a Lite Sneeze," "Spark," "1000 Oceans," "Flavor," and the 2002 US Radio hit "A Sorta Fairytale."

"Tori Amos joining Downtown is an absolute honor for me personally and professionally; her music has been the soundtrack to my life and the catalyst for my career path," said Bea Koramblyum, Downtown's Vice President of Business Affairs. "She is one of the most influential and beloved women in all of music, with an impressive catalog spanning over thirty years that's not just creative, but inspirational. From her work with RAINN, her connection to her fans, and most importantly, her deeply moving words, she continues to uplift and encourage listeners. Downtown could not be more proud to be on Team Tori."

"I am so thrilled to have Justin Kalifowitz, Bea Koramblyum, Bruce Lampcov and the rest of the Downtown team working with us to look after my song girls," added Amos. "Downtown's mindset on the future of songs and songwriting is truly unique and I can rest easier knowing the catalogue (and new songs to come) are in the right hands!"

Over the years, Amos has released recordings on all the major labels as well as the renowned classical label Deutsche Grammophon, for whom her label debut Night of Hunters won an Echo Klassik Award in 2012 — and with which she also made history by becoming the first woman to have a top 10 album on the US Billboard charts in the classical, alternative, and rock categories simultaneously. It was followed by the orchestral album Gold Dust in 2012, and then Unrepentant Geraldines in 2014 — Amos' eighth Billboard top 10 album.

In 2015, Amos produced the original cast recording of The Light Princess, the musical adaption of the Scottish fairytale by George MacDonald, for which she wrote the music and lyrics. Two years later, in 2017, she released the critically-acclaimed Native Invader— another Billboard top 10 album. In addition to her Echo Award, she has received eight Grammy Award nominations, as well as five MTV VMA nominations, and was listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll" in 1999.

Amos has frequently used her music to bring attention to numerous social campaigns regarding sexuality, feminism, politics, and religion. Amos played an integral role in the foundation of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) — a crisis hotline for sexual abuse victims. She served as its spokesperson for many years and has continued to work with the organization throughout her career.

About Downtown Music Publishing
Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with offices in major music markets around the globe, including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris, and Sydney. The company's catalog spans over a hundred years of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Hans Zimmer, The Kinks, One Direction, Mötley Crüe, Robin Thicke, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, and Carla Bruni. Downtown Music Publishing is wholly owned by Downtown & Company, which also owns New York-based Downtown Music Studios and SongtrustⓇ, the world's largest technology platform for songwriting and music publishing royalties, which powers global royalty collection from over 120 territories and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

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