Songs: 'Music publishing is not a quick-turn business'

Murray Stassen

Some companies may claim to be “indie powerhouses” but Songs Music Publishing undeniably is one.
Founded in 2004 by CEO Matt Pincus after leaving his “corporate job” at EMI where he’d worked as a strategy associate, the company was born out of his belief at the time that the industry was not adequately investing in its songwriters.

“I was working on the team trying to buy Warner Music in 2003,” he explains. “One of the things that popped out pretty ...

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