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HarbourView acquires Lady A and Brad Paisley rights

By | Published on Tuesday 26 July 2022

Lady A

HarbourView – one of those nifty investment outfits buying up music rights – has announced deals with Lady A and Brad Paisley, the former linked to the group’s songs catalogue, the latter to the country star’s recordings.

Confirming the deal around Lady A’s music publishing catalogue, the fund noted that: “Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A has become one of the 21st Century’s premiere vocal groups”.

”Built around rich vocal harmony, vivid emotional writing and a smooth fusion of country, rock and pop”, it added, “Lady A have long been a model of mainstream success, ushering more than eighteen million album units, 34 million tracks sold, nearly five billion digital streams and eleven number one hits”.

With the Paisley deal – which Billboard says is technically an acquisition of his recording royalty rights – HarbourView stated: “Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists”.

“Over the past 20+ years”, it continued, “Paisley’s songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, fourteen Country Music Association Awards and fifteen Academy Of Country Music Awards, among many others”.

Alongside the announcements about the Lady A and Paisley deals, the equity outfit also included a more general update, stating: “HarbourView has been extremely active since launching just nine months ago, acquiring over 35 catalogues to date”.

“The firm’s distinctly diverse portfolio features thousands of titles spanning numerous genres and decades”, it added. “Most recently the company acquired the catalogues of rock band Hollywood Undead, multi-Grammy Award winning duo Dre & Vidal, and global superstar Luis Fonsi”.