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Imagem links up with Mothership

By | Published on Thursday 27 March 2014


Independent music publisher Imagem yesterday announced an alliance with Mothership Music Publishing, the music rights joint venture launched last year by Lionel Conway and Brett Gurewitz.

Bad Religion guitarist and songwriter Gurewitz’s best known music business venture is probably the Epitaph record label, and its imprints, though he also runs publishing enterprise FIG Music. It’s on the publishing side that he went into business with industry veteran Lionel Conway last year, creating Mothership. Under the new deal, Imagem will represent the Mothership catalogue, including FIG’s songs, outside of North America.

Confirming the new alliance, Imagem chief André de Raaff told CMU: “Lionel is one of the most unique and successful music publishers of all time. Brett is unique for his continued success and philosophy as a true independent. I’ve enjoyed working with both Lionel and Brett in the past and we have shared great success together. I’m convinced that this new combination of Lionel and Brett will make them even more successful than before as music publishers, and I trust that we can contribute to this through our unique team and worldwide infrastructure”.

From the other side of the deal, Conway added: “We are excited to have Imagem represent our catalogues outside of North America. We have long admired what André de Raaff and his talented team have achieved in music publishing. Both Imagem and Mothership share the same independent ethos – this gives us a unique flexibility to try things different, especially when it comes to developing new talent”.

While Gurewitz added: “It’s a pleasure to be in business with a true independent entrepreneur such as André and I look forward to continued success together with our exciting new company Mothership Music Publishing”.

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