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Sony/ATV boosts neighbouring rights roster

By | Published on Tuesday 15 December 2015


Music publisher Sony/ATV has signed up various new artists to its neighbouring rights division – which sees the firm dabble in the performing right royalties of sound recordings – with The Weeknd, Slash, Hans Zimmer, Amy Winehouse and Andy C amongst the acts it will now represent in this domain.

Sony ATV UK MD Guy Moot said in a statement: “These are fantastic additions to an incredible roster of clients that we have built up in a very short space of time. Rather than playing a numbers game, we are taking a very different approach to neighbouring rights, which to us is about providing a bespoke, highly personal service in which we work with a handpicked group of the very best artists and plug into our creative, business and administrative skills as the world’s leading music publishing company”.

George Powell, who oversees the UK-based neighbouring rights division, added: “It’s been an exceptionally positive year for Sony/ATV’s neighbouring rights department and we are, of course, honoured that more of the most influential and talented artists in the industry have placed their faith in us. Alongside worldwide NR collections, we also continue to focus on any other areas we can assist our artists. I feel it’s this synergy and personable touch that is assuring our clients that they’re in very capable and caring hands”.

Also new on the roster are Jake Gosling, Roy Thomas Baker, Philip George and Adam Beyer.

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