Downtown Music Publishing has signed an agreement to exclusively administer the Global Talent & Publishing catalogue in the US and Canada.
Kobalt previously administered Global's repetoire in the territories.
Global Talent is home to songwriter/artists such as Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Vaccines. Ex-Vertigo boss Paul Adam is MD of the company, with sync looked after by Tracie London.
Hit songs covered by the Downtown deal include Ellie Goulding’s Lights, Corinne Baily Rae’s Put Your Records On, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind, as well the themes to TV shows such as America’s Got Talent and The X-Factor, amongst others.
“Global has developed and attracted some of the brightest songwriting talents in the UK,” said Justin Kalifowitz, President, Downtown Music Publishing.
“We are honored to be chosen as their partner in North America and look forward to working with their fantastic song catalogue.”
Global Talent was founded by Ashley Tabor in 1996, originally as a management company, expanding into records and publishing and finally forming the Global Radio Group in 2007. Global Talent now sits within Global Radio Group of companies.
Downtown Music Publishing is a New York-based rights management firm.
Established in 2007, the Company’s copyright portfolio now includes over 40,000 titles spanning seventy years of popular song, film score and theatre music.