US independent music company Spirit Music Group has inked a long-term strategic administration and co-publishing deal with the music publishing division of British media group Global Entertainment. The deal covers Global's music publishing catalogues in the US, UK and Canada.
Los Angeles-based David Renzer, Chairman of Spirit Music Group and London-based Ashley Tabor, Founder & Executive President of Global, said that together, Spirit and Global Entertainment “will focus on maximizing creative and administration opportunities for Global’s songwriters and their catalog of copyrights.”
As part of the deal, Spirit will have access to Global's full music publishing catalogue, featuring works from artists and songwriters such as Ellie Goulding, Corine Bailey Rae, Jungle, The Script, LMFAO, The Vaccines, The Vamps, The Horrors, Coin, Mike Taylor, writer and producer Jeff Gitelman, Dawin, and Jarami, among others.
Global is a multi-platform entertainment group, with a radio division, the largest in the UK with such brands as Heart, Capital, Smooth or Classic FM, a television division and Global Entertainment, a “360” styled content company that includes touring, label, publishing, artist management, branding/sponsorships and marketing divisions with offices in Los Angeles and London.
“We’re so honoured that Global has chosen Spirit as their partner for this important deal and we look forward to working closely with Ashley and his team to ensure that Global’s writers and catalog are well taken care of,” said Renzer. “The deal also fits well into Spirit’s aggressive growth in the UK market – on the heels of our deals with B-Unique and Polar Patrol – as well as continuing Spirit’s strong growth in North America.”
Tabor added, “Global’s music publishing divisions is longstanding and we’re very proud of its heritage, our artists and writers. We’re delighted to have partnered with David Renzer and the team at Spirit Music Group, who set the bar for creativity and service. Spirit’s international reach, creative strength and administrative platforms make them an incredible music publishing partner for Global.”