There’s no letup in the thickening competition of music publishing.
The latest development comes from Imagem Music, the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group and the world’s largest indie music publisher, which has just expanded with new Los Angeles offices at 9165 West Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.
The West Coast location is strategically located to be close to the heart of the film and TV community, and will be staffed with some serious experience. The Imagem catalog includes works by Elvis Presley and Sammy Cahn, in addition to songwriting talent that includes Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis, Anna Nalick, Steve Robson, Jens Gad, Temper Trap, Hesta Prynn, and Bombay Bicycle Club.
Here are additional details on the California crew, as provided by Imagem:
Joining the Imagem Music LA team is Shari Reich, Director of A&R. Shari comes to Imagem from Warner Bros. Records in Burbank where she was Director of A&R. At Warner Bros. Records, Reich contributed to albums from artists such as The Veronicas, Jason Derulo, Cher, and Josh Groban and worked closely with the licensing and sync department for song placement pertaining to Warner Bros. catalog in film, television, advertisement and web content. In her new role at Imagem, Reich will be working on acquisitions and song plugging.
Robert Thomas has been named Manager, Creative Services for Imagem’s West Coast office. Previously, Thomas was a Licensing Accounting Manager at Rumblefish. His other work experience includes a Coordinator role in the Film & TV department of BMG/Universal Music Publishing in LA and a Consultant at Creative Control Music Supervision in LA. At Imagem, Thomas will be working in the synch department with a sharp focus on Film & TV.
Steve King, who is based in LA for Imagem Music, has been promoted to Director, Creative Services. He was formerly Manager, Creative Services. Before starting with Imagem, King owned an artists and brand development company. Among many projects, he worked on music for global Coca-Cola campaigns such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, “Open Happiness” song and 2010 South African World Cup. In King’s almost 4 years with Imagem, he has been instrumental in procuring opportunities in film, television and gaming. He will now oversee the U.S. Creative Services team, across all media types for synch.
Imagem has promoted Brian Suh, based in LA, to Director, Business & Legal Affairs. He was formerly Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs. Suh will continue to handle Business Affairs matters for Imagem Music.
In addition, Lauren Shulkey-Barker will be joining Imagem’s West Coast office and supporting the team as Creative Assistant.
The world’s largest independent music publisher now has the perfect complement to its catalog of Rodgers & Hammerstein classics: Mick Mars.
Imagem Music USA (IMU) announced today that is has signed a worldwide, multi-year administration agreement with songwriter and Mötley Crüe member Mick Mars, whose signature guitar sound is undeniably a staple of American rock music. Mars co-wrote some of Mötley Crüe’s greatest hits including “Girls Girls Girls,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” and “Dr. Feelgood.”
Imagem Music is the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group, co-founded by André de Raaff. The company is home to the Elvis Presley and Sammy Cahn catalogues as well as Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis, Anna Nalick, Steve Robson, Jens Gad, Temper Trap, Hesta Prynn, Bombay Bicycle Club and more. Imagem Music has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and the Netherlands, and exclusive agents all over the world.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the leading U.S. performing rights organization, and Music Unites, a non-profit organization supporting musical artists and professionals through performance and education opportunities, have teamed up to present four workshops on integral aspects of the music business.
The third of four sessions, “Managers — When and Why You Need Them” will be held on Tuesday January 18 2011 at Norwood, 241 West 14th Street, New York, NY, focusing on management and featuring a panel of industry insiders including:
- Dawn Barger from Post Hoc Management (Nicole Atkins, The National)
- Melissa Emert-Hutner from Hoseb Management (Ethan Allen, Anna Wayland)
- James Johnson from Pilot Creative Services, Inc. (Benny Blanco, Neon Hitch)
- Michael Iurato from In De Goot Management (10 Years, Theory of a Deadman)
Previous ASCAP/Music Unites workshops focused on music publishing, and artists’ DIY options. The comprehensive series is intended to provide participants with a setting for the exchange of ideas and perspectives on navigating a course for survival and success in today’s dynamic industry, as well as networking opportunities.
Admission for each class is $20 and can be purchased at www.musicunites.org/events. 100% of proceeds will benefit Music Unites.