Cigarettes After Sex have signed a global publishing deal with independent publishers Peermusic and Big Deal Music Group.
The deal, which represents an unusual step in that it involves two separate publishers, is the result of a joint venture between the two organizations. The bespoke agreement covers the group’s sole songwriter Greg Gonzalez and the band’s entire catalogue.
Ed Harris, who manages the band on behalf of Blue Raincoat Artists, said: “Working with two of the leading independent publishers at the same time is really about as close as you can get to a dream come true scenario. We’ve got an independent publishing team that spans virtually every territory in the world, comprised of some of the most talented executives in the business. The fact that Peermusic and Big Deal Music both agreed to work with the band is a testament to the creative thinkers that make up these two great publishing companies.”
Kenny MacPherson, CEO and founder, Big Deal Music Group, said: “Cigarettes After Sex have captured the attention of music fans all over the world, and in a very short time has developed a global touring and sales base that is a reflection of their creativity and artistry. We are so excited to be able to come together with our friends at Peermusic, who are our sub-publisher in most territories around the world, to develop a unique team structure to help the band through the next phase of their career.”
Peermusic president Kathy Spanberger added: “The immense talent and level of songwriting in Cigarettes After Sex is undeniable to anyone who’s ever heard the band. We’re thrilled to be working with Kenny and our partners at Big Deal because we know from experience that they share our do-whatever-it-takes mindset to help the band attain even greater success all over the world.”
- via Ben Homewood at Music Week