Downtown partners with Sub Pop Publishing

Downtown partners with Sub Pop Publishing

Downtown Music Benelux, the Amsterdam arm of Downtown Music Publishing, has announced an international partnership with Seattle-based independent Sub Pop Publishing.

Sub Pop Publishing’s roster of writers and recording artists will be able to leverage Downtown’s global creative infrastructure and established presence in the European market.

The company will also benefit from access to Songtrust, Downtown’s global royalty collection platform established in 2011.

“I am happy to be working with Gareth Smith again, who I know from my time at Chrysalis Publishing,” said Lucas van Slegtenhorst, Downtown Music Benelux managing director. “I am sure we can add great value to his growing roster at Sub Pop by helping them on creative opportunities.”

“In searching for a new international partner we decided we'd only settle for a digitally minded but creatively focused company that would also treat us like part of the family,” said Gareth Smith, Sub Pop Publishing vice president. “That is exactly what we found with Lucas, Joe and the awesome teams at Downtown and Songtrust.”

Sub Pop's roster of songwriters includes Shabazz Palaces, Clipping, Downtown Boys, Yuck, Sera Cahoone, EMA, Jenn Champion, Chad VanGaalen and Sales.

By Charlie Macnamara

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