The deal will see Concord represent the Because Editions catalogue in America alongside the UK, which they have administered since 2013.
Because Editions is home to songwriters, catalogues and copyrights such as Christine & The Queens, Daft Punk, Manu Chao, Calypso Rose, The Limiñanas, Metronomy and Justice.
The deal is reciprocated in France, where Because have sub-published much of the Concord Music Publishing catalog since 2008.
Kim Frankiewicz, EVP, worldwide creative at Concord Music Publishing said: “Because have such a varied and eclectic catalogue, we are delighted to extend our remit from the UK to now include the US in what is a very exciting time for both Concord and Because. With our new global infrastructure in place, and our North America and UK creative and marketing teams working hand in hand with Because’ US sync and A&R teams, we are honoured that the Because folk have entrusted us with their catalogue and look forward to bringing them even more value.”
Because have such a varied and eclectic catalogue
Kim Frankiewicz, Concord Music Publishing
Jake Wisely, CEO of Concord Music Publishing added: “Emmanuel [Legrand] and Michel [Duval] of Because have built a multi-faceted business that is the perfect counterpart to Concord. They are tastemakers who have curated a truly dynamic international roster and I can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Michel Duval, managing director of Because Editions said: “Concord is a publisher that we, at Because, trust and respect immensely. For a few years now, their UK team has done a superb job of representing us in a country where our catalog has become particularly relevant. As we begin to build our US repertoire in a similar way, we believe Concord US will provide the perfect support system for our creative ambitions.”