Cooking Vinyl Publishing UK have signed an agreement with US independent publisher the Royalty Network, who will provide sub-publishing services in the US for the UK indie’s music catalogue and active roster.
The deal was brokered by Cooking Vinyl Publishing Managing director Ryan Farley and president/CEO of the Royalty Network, Frank Liwall.
Headquartered in New York with a creative office and studio complex in LA, the Royalty Network was founded in 1994.
Farley said: “When I joined CV one of the first things I wanted to do was find a great partner for the US to enable us to ‘scale up’ on collections, sync and A&R. I’m delighted to get this deal done with Frank and am excited to start working with the Royalty Network team. Having spent good time with them, I know their passion and commitment will add great value as we continue to build and develop our roster of artists, producers and songwriters.”
Liwall added: “Martin, Ryan, and the rest of the Cooking Vinyl team, have proven they’re a first class organization, and we’re pleased to now provide the expertise necessary to further exploit their works in our territory.”
Cooking Vinyl CEO, Martin Goldschmidt, said: “We have been a small fish in a big pond before, and Frank and his team's Royalty Network pond look like a perfect fit for us to enable our writers to make a big impact on the US market. We are very excited to be working with them.”
Renato Olivari, VP of the Royalty Network, added, “Cooking Vinyl are that rare company which have the ability to foster talent across many genres of music. We’re incredibly excited to be part of their team and working catalogues with such depth.”
Lawson Higgins, head of creative at the Royalty Network, said, “We are delighted to represent the Cooking Vinyl catalogue in the U.S. and look forward to working closely with their creative team to bring collaborative and sync opportunities to the table.”