US independent publisher peermusic has inked a long-term sub-publishing agreement to represent the catalogue of works controlled by Bicycle Music in Australia and New Zealand.
Bicycle Music is the music rights arm of US indie music company Concord Bicycle Music. The deal was brokered by Kathy Spanberger, President, peermusic USA and Jake Wisely, CEO, The Bicycle Music Company (pictured).
“Peer is the model of independence, whose industry leadership, global presence and innovative approach makes them the obvious partner for Bicycle’s growing business. Kathy, Geoff and Gary built from a new blueprint in Australia, and we are thrilled to be on the ground floor!” said Wisely. peermusic already represents the Bicycle Music catalog in South America and South East Asia. peermusic said that as it will work "to maximise opportunities for Bicycle Music’s copyrights, including registering them with the performance societies and handling all aspects of the local copyright administration including issuing all mechanical and synchronisation licenses."
The Bicycle Music Company’s portfolio is strong with 120,000 copyrights and includes works of George Harrison, John Fogerty, The Cramps, The Polyphonic Spree, Wall Of Voodoo, among others.
Geoff Watson, Vice President A&R and New Projects for peermusic Australia commented: “Any catalogue that stretches from The Partridge Family to Daniel Lanois not only gets my vote but also immediately inspires.”
“There’s nothing more enjoyable for a music publisher to pick-up a sub-publishing deal that is overflowing with hits and memorable songs that you grew up with. Bicycle Music is the perfect example. I’m looking forward to working with this rich catalogue,” added Gary Seeger, Creative Director, peermusic Australia.