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Downtown ups Andrew Sparkler to EVP, Global Business Development amidst raft of promotions and new hires

Downtown Music Holdings has recently expanded its business development and operations teams with several key promotions and strategic hires, the company announced today. Andrew Sparkler (pictured) has been promoted to EVP of Global Business Development, and Bruce Lampcov has been promoted to SVP of Global Business Development. Additionally, Brad Yuan has been named SVP of...

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Downtown buys independent services company FUGA

It’s really time to stop referring to Downtown as just a “publisher”. It it wasn’t evident before, today (January 22), the music company has significantly ramped up its presence in recorded music – especially within the independent sector – by buying Amsterdam-based B2B tech and services company, FUGA. The deal, for an undisclosed fee, comes...

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Downtown inks deal to represent entire Miles Davis catalog

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a global publishing agreement to represent the entire catalog of the legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis . The long-term agreement signed with the Miles Davis Estate covers Miles’ entire songbook, more than 250 compositions, including songs from iconic albums such as Jack Johnson, B itches Brew, In a...

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Downtown inks publishing admin and JV deal with Nashville’s Twelve6 Entertainment

Nashville-based Twelve6 Entertainment has entered into a multi-faceted partnership with Downtown Music Publishing including a publishing administration deal and the creation of a new joint venture. As a result of this agreement, Downtown will provide creative and administration services globally to Twelve6’s roster of songwriters and artists, including Old Dominion’s Trevor Rosen and Jerry Flowers....

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Downtown promotes Roberto Neri to EVP, UK and Head of European Business Development

Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Roberto Neri to Executive Vice President, U.K., and Head of European Business Development for its parent company, Downtown Music Holdings. In this dual role, Neri will lead broader acquisition and expansion opportunities in the region while continuing to represent Downtown Music Publishing’s interest in the U.K., and maintain Downtown’s relationships...

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Downtown inks deal to represent the catalog of Summertime composer George Gershwin

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a publishing administration and catalog marketing agreement for the George Gershwin catalog with the Godowsky family and Heyward Memorial Fund, respective successors to the historic American songwriter and Porgy and Bess authors DuBose and Dorothy Heyward. In addition to many of Gershwin’s preeminent works, the agreement includes management of more...

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