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Downtown Publishing signs deal with Ono

By | Published on Monday 28 January 2013

Yoko Ono

Fresh from splitting off from its sister record label business, Downtown Music Publishing announced a deal late last week with Yoko Ono that will see the independent administrate the song rights belonging to both Lenono Music and Ono Music, which together include John Lennon’s solo catalogue and Ono’s own complete output. EMI Music Publishing previously represented the works.

Confirming the deal, DMP President Justin Kalifowitz told reporters: “We are both honoured and humbled to represent the iconic songs of John and Yoko. We look forward to creating new opportunities that will expand the reach of their timeless music and message”.