Alexandra Patsavas - Owner, Chop Shop Music
Troy Carter, CEO Atom Factory / Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify
"Atlas has definitely put a dent in the publishing business with their fresh approach!"
Rachel Levy, SVP Film Music, Universal Pictures
“It’s a real pleasure to work with the Atlas team on sync placements. They go above and beyond, which makes them an easy choice for fast and effective song licensing. In a world that always requires spot on song choices and quick licensing turnaround, it is nice to have a partner that we can count on to deliver.”
Danica Bates (Mullen Lowe Agency)
"These guys are the real deal. Professional like the majors yet personal like the indies. It’s so refreshing to work with a team who is responsive and willing to work WITH you to find the best solutions. From the creative aspects with Kristen (who is amazing!) to the licensing and business negotiations with Richard and Ryan… these guys are the best. "
Eddie and Alex Van Halen
"Atlas is doing what they said they'd do when we signed with them. That makes us very happy."
Darren Gilmore, President, Watchdog Management
"It has been refreshing and a real pleasure working with Atlas Music Publishing. Great business instincts for music publishing in 2015 combined with a sharp, energetic, and real hands on creative team. One of the best out there. Big things to come I have no doubt."
Joel A. Katz, Chair, Global Entertainment and Media Practice, Greenberg Traurig
"Rich Stumpf, Jennifer Blakeman and their team at Atlas Music Publishing recently acquired the catalog of one of Nashville music's most successful independent music publishers, Combustion Music. What I appreciated most about working with them was their ability to cut through the predictable politics of the acquisition and keep everyone happy and content. Atlas is a lean, energetic and a fine Music Publishing Company.”
Adam Fell (VP, Quincy Jones Music)
"Rich Stumpf is a detail-oriented, inspiring manager, with a comprehensive vision and in our case, he arguably increased the value of our catalog significantly when he and his team at the former Cherry Lane took it over."
Peter Paterno, Esq. (Van Halen, Pharrell)
"Atlas is one of the few publishers that I enjoy dealing with. They are smart and creative. Rich is a tough competitor when chasing deals, but win or lose, bad news or good news, he’s always gracious. I wouldn’t think twice about getting into business with Atlas. They’ll provide value to whatever they decide to take on."
Bruce Eskowitz (COO, Red Light Management)
"I have always liked working with Rich. He is a true professional. He stays on top of issues and is tireless in his effort to help his clients succeed."
Gary Hovey (EVP, Elvis Presley Enterprises)
"I have known Rich for several years and have always had a productive and good working relationship. After working with Rich at Cherry Lane, his leaving to join a new company was the primary reason for us moving there as well ."
Toby Gad (Grammy winning Producer/Writer)
"When I heard that Rich started a new publishing company I was very interested in being his first signing. My experience with him goes back to when I was signed to Cherry Lane. The close collaboration with Cherry Lane led to a session with Beyonce in which I recorded my song 'If I Were A Boy' with her. To me a publisher is the first set of ears that gives me instant feedback to my new songs. My partner in crime when it comes to plotting new collaborations and my treasure hunter when it comes to pitching songs I can't even remember I wrote. I am looking forward to a new productive chapter in my career with a team that has believed in me very early on."
Evan Winiker (Manager, The Creed Company)
"Rich and Jennifer bring both a knowledge and passion that is hard to find in the publishing world. Their years of experience, proactive work ethic and tenacity made Atlas the perfect publishing partner for The Falls."
Melinda Kerwin (Falls)
"From the moment we met Rich we knew he was someone we wanted to work with. His enthusiasm is infectious and we are very excited to be working with him and the rest of the team at Atlas."
Matt Greenberg, Esq (Fergie, Toby Gad)
"The Atlas team are bringing something new and exciting to music publishing. They know what it takes to service songwriters in today's music landscape. I've worked with Rich since signing the Black Eyed Peas to Cherry Lane over a decade ago. Having Rich under one roof with fellow executive Jennifer Blakeman creates a true music publishing A-team."
Jimmie Linville (Daniel and the Lion)
"We signed with Atlas because they took the time to get to know us, to understand our music, our art, and our goals. They are personal, and pay attention to their artists and writers, while being incredibly professional and having a team whose many years of experience shows immediately."