I Wanna Hold Your Songs features two #1 songs from some of today’s biggest male country stars. “Getting You Home” was Chris Young’s first #1 single and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Performance. The song came off his #1 album, The Man I Want To Be. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” was a #1 single for Blake Shelton for two straight weeks. The song reappeared on Blake’s greatest hits album Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton.
Fun Attic opened its doors in 1990 as a publishing house that developed into a full-service administration company. Their songs have been recorded by a variety of musical acts including DC Talk, Jaci Valesquez, and Avalon. The catalog features “Jesus Freak,” recorded by DC Talk in 1995.
FRESH CASH…FRESH FACES IN THE CATALOG MARKET
It used to be that buyers of music publishing catalogs were mainly publishers themselves. Today, instead of traditional publishers, the underlying funding for catalogs is likely to be private equity groups such a hedge funds, pension funds, or in our case – a syndicate of private investors pooling their money.
Everybody was celebrating the good times in Nashville last Friday! Kool And The Gang was in town as the special guest opening act for Van Halen at the Bridgestone Arena. It may sound like an odd pairing, but once the music started the entire arena was up on their feet. Everyone danced the night away and proved that people just love to have a good time. What an awesome night filled with awesome music!
Check it out! We’ve got a picture of Scott and the Parker clan hanging back stage with Robert “Kool” Bell. Definitely a Top 10 experience for the Hearts Bluff Music team.
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“SESAC will accelerate domestic/terrestrial radio performance royalty payments from the traditional quarterly distributions to monthly distributions beginning over the next several months and plans to expand the monthly royalty distributions to other performance platforms later this year.” – sesac.com
Album sales were actually up 33% from this same period last year. Yes, people still buy albums! According to SoundScan figures, this year U.S. album sales were up at the mid-year point. It’s the first time that has occurred since 2004, the last positive sales-growth year posted by this country’s music industry. Also, in my world of catalog acquisitions, “Deep Catalog” sales are up about 10% from last year.
In anticipation of their iCloud launch, Apple has successfully negotiated a rate with four major labels and four major publisher groups. This effectively puts 60% of the iTunes dollars back in the pockets of labels and publishers; Of the total pie, 12% goes to publishers. If my math is correct on a .99 download, this beats our statutory rate – 9.1 cents on mechanicals – by about 25%.
Earlier this month Heart’s Bluff Music had the privilege of co-sponsoring the Better Angels 16th Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival.
For me the festival started on the plane ride from Nashville as I witnessed the airline staff gate-checking over twenty guitars! Shawn Camp introduced himself in the waiting area. Bob Dipiero and I discussed an old song we’d written together, and Dean Alexander sang a song over the airplane PA. The party had indeed started!
The Key West Songwriter’s Festival is known for being something of a Spring Break more
I’ve just returned from 3-days at the 30-A Songwriter’s Festival on the Florida Gulf Coast. more
This story has absolutely nothing to do with Hearts Bluff, but sometimes a story is so special that you just need to tell someone. Perhaps this will inspire you to write a special love song… more