SONGS signs Trinidad James to a Global Co-Pub Deal
SONGS signs Trinidad James to a Global Co-Pub Deal
SONGS has signed Atlanta rapper Trinidad James to a global co-publishing deal!

In 2012, James released his single and #1 Urban hit, "All Gold Everything," which has since sold over 500,000 copies and has been certified Gold. In 2014, James wrote on the global smash "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, which reached #1 at Top 40, Rhythmic and Hot AC and is tied for the 2nd longest run atop the Hot 100 in history (14 weeks at #1). In addition to his writing contributions to “Uptown Funk,” James appears on the official remix.
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Major Lazer Perform "Lean On" with MØ at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Major Lazer Perform
Major Lazer (SONGS writer Diplo) performed their hit, "Lean On," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with help from vocalist MØ on Wednesday, June 24th. The song, introduced by Fallon as "one of the hottest songs of the summer," shot up to #7 overall on iTunes overnight as a result of the appearance.

Download the song here on iTunes and check out the performance below.
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X Ambassadors Perform "Renegades" at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
X Ambassadors Perform
X Ambassadors performed their hit song, "Renegades" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, June 23rd. 

Download the song here on iTunes.


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Matt Pincus Elected to The Songwriters Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Matt Pincus Elected to The Songwriters Hall of Fame Board of Directors
SONGS is very pleased to announce that Matt Pincus, Founder and CEO of SONGS Music Publishing, has been elected to The Songwriters Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Pincus will serve a three-year term alongside Martin Bandier, Caroline Bienstock, David Israelite, Evan Lamberg and more. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Music Publisher's Association and a member of the ASCAP Board of Review. You can read more about Matt Pincus, here.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. For more information on The Songwriters Hall of Fame visit SongHall.org.
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The Weeknd Premieres “Can’t Feel My Face” at Apple Music’s Worldwide Developers Conference
The Weeknd Premieres “Can’t Feel My Face” at Apple Music’s Worldwide Developers Conference
On June 8th, The Weeknd premiered a brand new single “Can’t Feel My Face” at Apple Music’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The performance was streamed live on Apple's website.  
 
Download "Can't Feel My Face" here on iTunes.
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HERSEY'S CARAMELS (Ad) // Worth It (Balkan Beat Box)
HERSEY'S CARAMELS (Ad) // Worth It (Balkan Beat Box)

"Worth It" By Fifth Harmony (co-written by SONGS writer, Ori Kaplan of Balkan Beat Box) is featured in the new Hershey's Caramels commercial.

 

Download “Worth it” here on iTunes.

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We Are Your Friends (Trailer) // We Are Your Friends (Justice vs Simian)
We Are Your Friends (Trailer) // We Are Your Friends (Justice vs Simian)

“We Are Your Friends” (Because Editions) by Justice vs Simian is featured in the trailer of the same title. The film stars Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Download the song on iTunes!


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Dancing With The Stars (TV) // Elastic Heart (Diplo)
Dancing With The Stars (TV) // Elastic Heart (Diplo)

Sia performed "Elastic Heart" (co-written by Diplo) for the season finale of Dancing With The Stars, May 19th on ABC.

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Dancing With The Stars (TV) // Worth It (Balkan Beat Box)
Dancing With The Stars (TV) // Worth It (Balkan Beat Box)

Fifth Harmony performed "Worth it" (co-written by Ori Kaplan of Balkan Beat Box) for the season finale of Dancing With The Stars, May 19th on ABC.

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Rihanna Performs "American Oxygen" on SNL
Rihanna Performs

Rihanna performed her single, "American Oxygen" on the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night.  "American Oxygen" was co-written by SONGS Writer, Sam Harris, of X Ambassadors.  Watch video of the performance here.

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Fall Out Boy Performs "Uma Thurman" at the Billboard Music Awards
Fall Out Boy Performs

Fall Out Boy performed their new single, "Uma Thurman" (SONGS Writers, Young Wolf Hatchlings ) at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  The song has since climbed to #38 on iTunes.  You can watch video of the performance (with an added verse from Wiz Khalifa) here:

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The Weeknd's “Earned It” is the Biggest Song on Radio
The Weeknd's “Earned It” is the Biggest Song on Radio

Earned It by The Weeknd, continues it's incredible run at radio by hitting #1 at Top 40.  The Platinum song, from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack, had previously peaked #1 at Rhythmic, Urban & Urban AC radio.  The song is also charting top 10 at Hot AC.  "Earned It" has been a mainstay for over 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, currently charting at #3.

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SONGS Founder and CEO Matt Pincus' Senate Testimony
SONGS Founder and CEO Matt Pincus' Senate Testimony
Update: Read the full transcript of Matt Pincus' testimony here, and his Op-Ed featured on The Wrap here

On Tuesday, March 10th at 10AM EST, Matt Pincus represented the music publishing industry at the Senate Judiciary Committee's Hearing on DOJ Consent Decrees, "How Much For a Song?: The Antitrust Decrees that Govern the Market for Music," as part of the Sub-Committee on Anti-Trust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights.

A webcast of the hearing is available by visiting Senate Judiciary Committee  hearing webpagewith Pincus' testimony beginning at the 42-minute mark.

For more information on the consent decree hearing and its impact on the music industry, read the Billboard article "Music Industry Converges on D.C. as Consent Decree Review and Negotiations Ramp Up."

About Matt Pincus & SONGS Music Publishing:

Matt Pincus is the founder and CEO of SONGS Music Publishing, the leading US contemporary independent music publisher.  With its headquarters in New York and offices in Los Angeles, London and Nashville, SONGS’ 350 songwriters are global stars across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Lorde,  R&B superstar The Weeknd,  super-producer DJ Mustard (the leading urban producer in the world with 21 Top 20 Pop and R&B hits since 2012), EDM superstar Diplo (Usher, Madonna, Justin Bieber, MIA, Sia, Major Lazer), and many more.  SONGS has registered in the top 10 of Billboard’s Publisher Quarterly for the past 6 quarters, claiming as much as 5% of overall US radio airplay.

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The Flash (TV) // "Every Age" (Jose Gonzalez)
The Flash (TV) //

 "Every Age” by Jose Gonzalez, is used in the  television series “The Flash”, episode 112,  on May 12th.

 

Download “Every Age” on iTunes here.

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Golf Digest // “A Beautiful Life” (1985)
Golf Digest  // “A Beautiful Life” (1985)

"A Beautiful Life” by 1985  (SONGS writers Cameron Walker-Wright and Thomas DeGrazia), is  used in the Golf Digest video, “Up & Around with Holly Sonders.”

 

Download “A Beautiful Life” off of iTunes, and watch the video featuring the track below:

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