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Blue Raincoat Songs adds Rickie Lee Jones to its roster

By | Published on Tuesday 10 May 2016

Blue Raincoat Music

Newbie music publisher Blue Raincoat Songs has signed a deal with Rickie Lee Jones which gives it a “substantial stake” in the veteran singer songwriter’s works, namely her Structurally Sound Publishing, Easy Money Music and Duck Kill Duck Publishing catalogues.

Says Jones: “The greatest gift a publisher can give a writer is to keep their music circulated generation after generation. This can only be accomplished if the publisher truly loves the catalogue. Those sonic angels do not die just because someone plays it while you look at shoes. Trust, you know, that’s what it’s all about. I look forward to the beginning of a beautiful partnership, and hearing my music all over the place”.

Former Chrysalis boss and Blue Raincoat co-founder Jeremy Lascelles adds: “The moment in 1979 when I saw that iconic photograph of Rickie Lee Jones in a beret, I thought this must be the coolest girl on the planet. I immediately fell in love with her music as well. This collection of songs is one of the finest of its genre, a treasure chest of gems. It is an extraordinary privilege to be able to look after and nurture it and to work hand in hand with Rickie in finding new opportunities to preserve and enhance her catalogue’s value”.