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Spirit announces deal with Concord

By | Published on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Spirit Music Group

The London office of the Spirit Music Group has announced a deal with US-based independent music firm Concord that will see the former represent the latter’s recordings and publishing catalogues in the sync space over here.

Concord’s catalogues include those of legendary labels like Stax and Rounder Records, and artists like Little Richard, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Booker T, Ornette Coleman, Mile Davies and John Coltrane.

Confirming the deal, VP of Creative Services at Spirit, Peter Shane, told reporters: “I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet that hasn’t been influenced by Booker T’s ‘Time Is Tight’, Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’, Little Richard’s ‘Tutti Frutti’ or CCR’s ‘Proud Mary’. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Concord in strategically promoting their songs and brand into film, television, advertising and a host of new media”.

Concord’s licensing man John Baldi added: “We are very pleased to be in business with Spirit Music and know that their highly regarded licensing team will not only find and create new outlets and opportunities for our music, but deliver beyond any and all expectations”.