Taking flight: Concord Music's Jake Wisely on the making of a new publishing powerhouse

Jake Wisely’s life changed on June 2, 2017. Until that day, the American executive had been running a well-respected boutique music publishing company, Bicycle Music, part of Concord Bicycle Music Group, one of America’s biggest independent music companies.

Overnight, through the acquisition of Imagem, one of the largest independently-owned music publishing catalogues, Wisely found himself in charge of a new publishing giant, with over 300,000 copyrights on its books.

Two days after the transaction was made public, Wisely flew to ...

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