USM Songs acquires Rock Music Company

Tom Pakinkis

British publishing firm USM Songs has acquired Rock Music Company Ltd. ahead of Midem 2013.

Founded by Peter Barnes in the early 1970s, The Rock Music publishing company contains copyrights from songwriters and artists including Nick Lowe, The Damned, Syd Barrett, Hawkwind and Eddie And The Hot Rods.

The catalogue includes many hit songs including, Cruel To Be Kind and I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass recorded by Nick Lowe, New Rose and Neat Neat Neat by The Damned, ...

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