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Billboard Exclusive: Atlas Strikes Admin, Marketing Deal With Indie Publisher Memory Lane6/11/2020

Atlas Music Publishing has entered into an worldwide exclusive administration and marketing deal with world-renowned publishing company, Memory Lane Music Group. Memory Lane holds an impressive legacy catalog with works from Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, Barbara Streisand, and Bing Crosby, to modern day household names including Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Drake, Rick Ross and many more. The company also represents an expansive list of charting dance hits of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s featuring “Thinking About Your Love” by Skipworth and Turner, and “Touch Me (All Night Long)” by Cathy Dennis. FGSDG

A brief history of the company begins with Larry Spier, Sr., the founder and the first of three generations to have run the company. Larry was a co-writer on the 1924 hit track “Memory Lane”, later known for its revival in the 1944 Abbot and Costello Film “In Society”. He went on to partner with Sam Coslow and Andy Britt to create Spier and Coslow Music which was then sold to Paramount Pictures in the early 30’s. This made Larry Spier Sr. a general manager for Chappell Music becoming largely involved in Broadway classics such as Oklahoma, Bloomer Girl, State Fair, and South Pacific. By 1938, Larry Sr. began focusing on his own publishing company, Larry Spier Music Publishers Inc., and soon after began working alongside his son, Larry Jr.

In the early 2000’s the company was passed down to Larry Jr.'s son, Mark, who formed Scion Three Music (BMI) and Scion Four Music (ASCAP) to provide support for its contemporary roster that included writers and producers with contributions on music by Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, Joss Stone, P!nk, Craig David, Tech N9ne, Raekwon and more. By 2015 Memory Lane took on administration of September Music, the publishing company of Stanley Mills, bringing on household party favorite “The Chicken Dance” and hits of the 60s including “Cara Mia”, “What a Difference a Day Makes”, and “Almost There”.

We are very excited to be working with Mark & his team to represent the Memory Lane song catalog and its many esteemed clients globally, to help find & create new opportunities for these great musical works and the great songwriters behind them. Memory Lane is a truly independent, family-owned music publisher that has spanned generations, with a diversity of repertoire that the Atlas team is thrilled to be a part of. Our work alongside Mark in the industry advocating for the rights of independent songwriters & music publishers over the years makes this a natural fit for everyone involved, and we look forward to continuing that relationship in this mutually-beneficial & strengthened capacity.” –Phil Cialdella, COO, Atlas Music Publishing

“We’ve always been proud to be an independent music publisher that works hard for our clients, going the extra mile whenever we can. In Atlas, we’ve found a partner with the same approach. It’s a challenging time in the music industry, especially for indie publishers, and we’re thrilled to be working with Atlas’s experienced and adept team as we navigate those challenges.” –Mark Spier, President & CEO, Memory Lane Music Group

Link to the Billboard article here

About Atlas

Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO/Partner) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including DaBaby, Drake, Demi Lovato, The Band Perry, Madonna, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Brian Howes, Dan the Automator, Mariibeatz, as well as emerging artists, ELHAE, Alex Vargas, Slothrust, Coyle Girelli, Major Myjah, Totem, Saint PHNX and others. Atlas has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville and provides its writers with on-the-ground representation in every global territory through its network of hand-picked sub publishers. For more on Atlas Music Publishing, visit their website at www.atlasmusicgroup.com.

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