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Stones Throw allies with Songtrust to administrate its publishing catalogue

By | Published on Tuesday 11 May 2021

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Stones Throw Publishing, the publishing division of LA-based indie label Stones Throw Records, has announced a deal with Downtown’s Songtrust, which will provide admin services for the songs business moving forward.

Confirming the deal, Stones Throw’s General Manager Jason McGuire says: “We are pleased to be partnering with Songtrust as we continue our aim to deliver the most comprehensive collection services to our writers. Started out of necessity to assist the label’s artists without publishing representation, Stones Throw’s publishing business unit has grown into a robust arm of the company providing worldwide admin and sync services for writers beyond just those signed to the record label. With Songtrust’s ability to scour all corners of the globe and provide transparent reporting, we look forward to delivering even better service and results to our writers and artists”.

Speaking on the Songtrust side, the company’s Lara Baker adds: “I am THRILLED to bring Stones Throw Publishing and their incredible roster to Songtrust, and to ensure that all their artists – from those that are well-established to the emerging artists they work to develop – receive best-in-class global publishing administration. Songtrust can be of particular value to publishing companies owned by record labels, as we take the time-consuming and complex work of administration out of their hands and allow them to focus on their work developing the careers of the artists and songwriters on their roster who rely on their support”.