Reservoir Acquires Nearly 500 Songs from Hoagy Carmichael Catalog

Reservoir has acquired nearly 500 songs from the catalog of late American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. The global deal, conducted with Carmichael’s heirs, sees the US publisher acquiring titles from the Tin Pan Alley era dating as far back as the 1920s. Carmichael is best known for composing ‘Georgia On My Mind’, ‘Heart and Soul’, ‘Stardust’, ‘The Nearness of You’ and ‘Skylark’.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Failed — Now What? – Billboard

With the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling to uphold a 2015 verdict finding Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," many in the music industry are concerned about the potential consequences.

Primary Wave Acquires Share of Bob Marley’s Music Catalog

Under the deal, Primary Wave will control an 80 percent share of two catalogs: Bob Marley’s songs and Blue Mountain Music, which has reggae hits by Toots & the Maytals and rock classics by Free (“All Right Now”) and Marianne Faithfull. 

Primary Wave Acquires Glenn Gould Publishing and Master Royalties

Primary Wave Music Publishing, one of the largest independent music publishers in the U.S., has acquired the music rights of legendary Canadian 20th-century classical pianist Glenn Gould. The deal includes his publishing and master royalties, as well as the rights to his name and likeness.

Downtown Music Publishing Enters Administration Agreement with Anthony Newley Estate

Downtown Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with the Estate of Anthony Newley. The deal includes several notable works from Newley's catalog including the Oscar-nominated original score for the 1963 dramatic musical production, "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory," with songs that have shaped popular culture such as "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," "Oompa Loompa," and "(I've Got A) Golden Ticket", penned alongside songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse.

Disputes Over Prince’s Estate Throw the Future of His Vault Into Question – New York Times

After Prince's deal in April 2016, attention focused on the trove of unreleased material that he kept hidden in two storage vaults at Paisley Park, his studio complex outside Minneapolis. A conflict in Prince’s estate over a $31 million deal with Universal for music rights means that much of the vault may not see daylight for months or even years to come. And music industry lawyers say that copyright entanglements may complicate or even prohibit the release of more music.