Orange Is The New Black (TV Promo) // Jungle (Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors)
Orange Is The New Black (TV Promo) // Jungle (Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors)
The song "Jungle" by Jamie N Commons & SONGS writers X Ambassadors soundtracks the TV promo for season two of the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, coming June 6!

Download the song at iTunes and check out the promo below:
Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // TV Promo Placements // Orange Is The New Black // Netflix // Jungle
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS currently has the #1 song at Top 40 Radio with "Talk Dirty" feat. 2 Chainz by Jason Derulo (SONGS writers Balkan Beat Box)! "Team" by Lorde is currently #5 after hitting the top spot earlier this month.

On the HOT 100, SONGS has significant shares of 10 songs including: Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty” (#4), Lorde, “Team” (#7), Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown, “Show Me” (#15), Trey Songz, “Na Na” (#28), Lorde, “Royals” (#31), YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan, “My Hitta” (#41), Ty Dolla $ign feat. B.o.B, “Paranoid” (#43), YG feat. Drake, “Who Do You Love” (#59), T-Pain feat. B.o.B, “Up Down (Do This All Day)” (#81), & Ty Dolla $ign feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Or Nah” (#95).

Additionally, The DJ Mustard produced "Feelin Myself" feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa by will.i.am and "Main Chick" feat. Chris Brown by Kid Ink will be making their way on to the HOT 100 shortly as they are quickly approaching Top 20 at Rhythmic radio.

Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // Lorde // Jason Derulo // Balkan Beat Box // B.o.B. // YG // Kid Ink // Ty Dolla $ign // T-Pain // Trey Songz
Hemlock Grove (TV Promo) // Biting Down (Lorde)
Hemlock Grove (TV Promo) // Biting Down (Lorde)
"Biting Down" by SONGS writer Lorde is featured in the new TV promo for season two of Hemlock Grove, coming to Netflix on July 11th!

Download the song at iTunes, and watch the promo below:
Permalink | Tags: Lorde // TV Promo Placements // Netflix // Hemlock Grove // Biting Down
Gershwin Successors Tap SONGS Music Publishing
Gershwin Successors Tap SONGS Music Publishing
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It was announced today that the Godowsky Family and Heyward Memorial Fund, respective successors to great American songwriter George Gershwin and Porgy and Bess authors Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, have tapped SONGS Music Publishing to create and deploy creative strategy for the catalog of songs created during the latter part of Gershwin’s legendary career.  


The deal encompasses some of the best known compositions in the American songbook, including works from such classic Broadway productions as Porgy and Bess, Shall We Dance, A Damsel In Distress and The Goldwyn Follies, and such well known songs as “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Summertime,” and many others.

With an eye towards reintroducing these amazing songs to the film, television and advertising communities, the families turned to SONGS to design and execute an integrated marketing campaign on behalf of the catalog.  Some of the initiatives under consideration are SONGS hosted events for the creative communities in New York and Los Angeles, the creation of high-end marketing tools to showcase the catalog, and establishing an increased presence on social media platforms to showcase the songs.  In addition, SONGS will create a series of master recordings featuring covers of the compositions by established and upcoming contemporary artists, infusing these great old songs with contemporary energy.

 “The Creative Licensing team is incredibly excited to create unique opportunities for Gershwin's classic songs as well as to highlight some of the catalog's lesser-known gems,” commented Carianne Marshall, SONGS Music Publishing Partner and Head of Creative Licensing.  “The SONGS staff has already immersed themselves in the world of Gershwin and is developing innovative approaches to market this exceptional catalog to the film and television communities and beyond.”

 “As a global contemporary co-publisher, this is not our typical deal” said Songs Music Publishing founder and CEO Matt Pincus.   “It came about organically as Jon Keidan (Trustee for the Gershwin/Godowsky Trust) and I are longtime friends.  But the chance to work with Jon and his family and the Heyward representatives on this singular, truly world-class set of songs is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and the people at SONGS.”

“We could have taken this catalog of songs to any one of a number of major publishers,” said Mr. Keidan.  “But the team that Matt has assembled at SONGS are young, creative and determined and they understand how to best market these songs, particularly in our digital age.  We feel their energy will breathe new life into these works to ensure that they live on for many generations to come.

"SONGS Music Publishing Nabs George Gershwin Catalog" 
Read the Full Article and Interview with Matt Pincus in The Hollywood Reporter HERE

Permalink | Tags: Matt Pincus // George Gershwin // Jon Keidan // Carianne Marshall
LORDE wins 2 GRAMMYS® including Song of the Year!
LORDE wins 2 GRAMMYS®  including Song of the Year!

Congratulations to SONGS artist Lorde for her two GRAMMYS® wins for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year (Royals).

Permalink | Tags: Lorde // Grammy's // Ron Perry // Royals
Q-Tip to Executive Produce New Kanye West Album!
Q-Tip to Executive Produce New Kanye West Album!

SONGS writer Q-Tip has announced that he will be executive producing the upcoming Kanye West album, alongside Rick Rubin, expected for release sometime in 2014.

In a recent interview with Elliot Wilson of RapRadar, Q-Tip had the following to say about the new material:

"Bars is crazy, beats is crazy, it’s gonna be darker. It’s gonna be like the bad twin of Tribe, but not necessarily in terms of content, just musically."

Stay tuned for further news on the album release, and in the meantime check out a former collaboration between the two below - “Chain Heavy” by Kanye West (produced by Q-Tip):


Permalink | Tags: Q-Tip // Kanye West // Rick Rubin
Kmart Fashion (Ad) // Burning Hearts (MNDR)
Kmart Fashion (Ad) // Burning Hearts (MNDR)
Kmart Fashion has teamed up with SONGS writer MNDR for their Spring/Summer Fashion 2014 Shoppable Video featuring the song "Burning Hearts"! Check out the video below:
Permalink | Tags: MNDR // Kmart // Burning Hearts
Titanfall (Ad) // Revolution (Run DMT Remix) [Diplo]
Titanfall (Ad) // Revolution (Run DMT Remix) [Diplo]
"Revolution (Run DMT Remix)" by Diplo is featured in the new ad/trailer for Titanfall for Xbox One!

Get the song over at iTunes, and check out the video for the ad below:
Permalink | Tags: Diplo // Revolution // Titanfall // Xbox
SONGS Ranked #6 Music Publisher by Airplay Market Share in Billboard Magazine
SONGS Ranked #6 Music Publisher by Airplay Market Share in Billboard Magazine

Billboard Magazine’s Publishers Quarterly for the 2013 Q4 has been released, and SONGS Music Publishing is the #6 publisher in the US by airplay market share in this quarter with 2.7% of overall play. Ranking behind only the major publishing companies and Kobalt, this makes SONGS the #1 independent co-publisher for the quarter!

Read the full report HERE which includes a nice sidebar article featuring SONGS President and Head of A&R Ron Perry discussing all of the many factors that led us to the #6 spot.

Permalink | Tags: Billboard // Ron Perry // Publishers Quarterly
SONGS all over the UK Charts!
SONGS all over the UK Charts!
SONGS writers have a big week on the UK official charts with DJ Mustard & Mikely Adam holding the #2 spot for Will.I.Am’s “Feelin' Myself (feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard)”. Quickly approaching Top 10 is Busta Rhymes’ “Thank You (feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne)” at #16, Lorde’s “Royals” is at #25 and “Team” is at #70, and Kid Ink’s “Show Me (feat. Chris Brown)” produced by DJ Mustard at #35.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // Lorde
DJ Mustard Rules at Radio!
DJ Mustard Rules at Radio!

SONGS writer DJ Mustard currently has four songs in the Top 10 at Urban Radio including YG’s “My Hitta (feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)”, Kid Ink’s “Show Me (feat. Chris Brown),” Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid (feat. B.o.B),” and T-Pain’s “Up Down (Do This All Day)[feat. B.o.B.].” In addition, Trey Songz’s “Na Na” is already Top 20 and climbing.

At Crossover/Rhythmic “Show Me (feat. Chris Brown)” by Kid Ink is at #1, “My Hitta (feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)” is # 5. “Paranoid (feat. B.o.B.)” by Ty Dolla $ign and “Headband” by B.o.B. round out the top 10 with “Up Down (Do This All Day [feat. B.o.B.]” about to join them at #12. Don't forget about “Na Na” by Trey Songz, which is quickly approaching Top 20.

Additional DJ Mustard-produced tracks making waves are Jennifer Lopez’s “Girls,” August Alsina’s “Numb,” and YG’s “Left, Right” and “Who Do You Love (feat. Drake).”

Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard
New Music From Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
New Music From Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
Listen to the new song "Hello, San Francisco" from Margot & The Nuclear So and So's forthcoming album Sling Shot to Heaven, out April 22nd!


Permalink | Tags: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's // Hello San Francisco
SONGS in the News
SONGS in the News

Find out what drives SONGS’ leader Matt Pincus and take a tour of his office in a feature out in Billboard Magazine this week! "Questions Answered" with Matt Pincus appears in the Billboard print edition Volume 126, Issue 1 available at news stands.

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Matt also talks Spotify, YouTube, Lorde and more in a lengthy interview in Musically which is out now.

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Permalink | Tags: Billboard // Matt Pincus // music:)ally
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Film) // Far Away (Junip) & Don't Let It Pass (Junip)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Film) // Far Away (Junip) & Don't Let It Pass (Junip)
The songs "Far Away" and "Don't Let It Pass" by SONGS writers Junip are featured in the new Ben Stiller film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in theaters now.

Listen to both songs at the playlist here, and check out the movie trailer below!
Permalink | Tags: Junip // Film Placements // Far Away // Don't Let It Pass // The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Blended (Trailer) // Say It, Just Say It (The Mowgli's)
Blended (Trailer) // Say It, Just Say It (The Mowgli's)
"Say It, Just Say It" by The Mowgli's is featured in the official film trailer for Blended"Say It, Just Say It" is the new single from the album Waiting For the Dawn. Get it at iTunes!

Check out the trailer for the film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore below:
Permalink | Tags: The Mowgli's // Trailer Placements // Say It Just Say It // Blended