The Bicycle Music Company is a globally influential independent music publisher, record label and rights manager.  We are committed to innovative marketing, creative and administrative practices, promoting exceptional growth on behalf of our songwriters, recording artists and investor partners.

Bicycle-LogoWe are quick to identify opportunity in both hit songs and hidden gems, and provide personalized support to help songwriters and recording artists find greater success in a rapidly-changing music and media landscape.

The diversity of our catalog...spanning genres, territories and eras...builds an emotional connection with consumers of film, television, terrestrial and satellite radio, interactive games, recordings, downloads and streaming services: the full spectrum of traditional and modern digital media opportunity.

We are important enough to influence music users around the globe, but modest enough to provide thoughtful, personal attention to our songwriters, recording artists and clients.

Founded in 1974. Bigger and better than ever in 2015.

Sep 15

Billie Holiday Back At The Apollo

The Apollo Theater announced today that a Billie Holiday hologram show created with Hologram USA will be its first presentation in the expansion of its daytime programming which celebrates the iconic theater’s legacy and enduring impact. This new initiative will launch in late 2015 and utilize state-of-the-art hologram technology developed by Hologram USA. The program will draw upon legendary and contemporary artists to illustrate the Apollo’s impact on American music and culture.  The magic of the same technology which created the Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella 2012, will present the experience of seeing and hearing the iconic Billie Holiday in the setting of the Apollo stage where Ms. Holiday honed her skills, beginning with her debut at age 19 followed nearly 30 performances occurring at every major phase of her career.

Holiday’s influence on generations of jazz singers and musicians is without peer. Her Apollo engagements included solo concerts, as well as performances with the Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Holiday was inducted in the Apollo’s Walk of Fame earlier this year in a ceremony that included a performance by jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, one of the many contemporary musicians who credit Holiday’s influence on their careers. 

In the continuing celebration of Billie Holiday’s centennial, The Bicycle Music Company and the Holiday estate are thrilled to partner on this initiative which will help connect contemporary audiences with Lady Day’s music and legacy in a fresh, exciting way.

Jul 15

R.I.P. Wayne Carson: Goodbye To A Songwriter Legend

The Bicycle Music Company mourns the loss of one of the greatest songwriters of the past fifty years. The beloved Wayne Carson passed away today at the age of 72, leaving behind a career and legacy that spanned several decades and musical genres (Country, Rock, R&B, Pop), as a hit songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.  With a portfolio of hit songs that includes the ever-iconic “Always On My Mind” (Elvis Presley, The Pet Shop Boys, Willie Nelson) and “The Letter” (The Box Tops, Joe Cocker), Carson was a two time Grammy Award winner in addition to earning CMA, ACM, NSAI awards and being a member of The Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. Carson’s songwriting credits also include classics recorded by the likes Perry Como, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, B.J. Thomas, Leon Russell, Gary Stewart, Tina Turner, Brenda Lee, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty, Dan Auerbach and multiple hits by 1960’s pop group The Box Tops.  Carson’s songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows, most recently the use of “The Letter” as recorded by the Box Tops in the Universal Pictures blockbuster animated feature Minions.

Carson is survived by his wife and son.

Jul 15

Grizfolk Premieres New Single “Troublemaker"

Following up on their successful 2014 EP From The Spark and tours with Bastille, RAC and Small Pools, Grizfolk have been blazing trails at a feverish pace.  Today the Los Angeles-Stockholm based alt-rockers release their bass heavy and mischievous first single, “Troublemaker”,  for a preview of what’s to come on their debut full length album which will release later this year. 

Jun 15

Cyndi Lauper Inducted In The Songwriter's Hall of Fame

Bicycle congratulates Ms. Lauper on her induction to the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The ceremony was held at New York's Marriott Marquis where, in tribute to Cyndi, Carly Rae Jepson performed a heartfelt rendition of Cyndi's evergreen smash hit "Time After Time" followed by the honoree's own theatrically glitter-filled performance of her song "Hatful Of Stars".  Other inductees, presenters and performances included Van Morrison, Lady Gaga, Linda Perry, Tony Bennett, Toby Keith, Stephen Colbert, Willie Dixon and Robert Hunter on behalf of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.

In addition it has just been announced that Ms. Lauper's name will be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame which will be graced with her star in 2016. 

Jun 15

Jagged Little Pill Turns 20

It was 20 years ago today! Produced and co-written by Glen Ballard, Alanis Morissette's groundbreaking, multi platinum 1995 debut, Jagged Little Pill, has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide. This phenomenally successful album stayed in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 for over one year and remains the #3 best-selling album in history as well as the best-selling solo album and best-selling debut album of all time.  Jagged Little Pill produced four Billboard top 10 hit singles: "You Oughta Know", "Ironic", "Hand In My Pocket" and "You Learn". Honored as Billboard's "Top Pop Album of the 90s," Jagged Little Pill earned three Grammys: Best Rock Song ("You Oughta Know"), Best Rock Album and the coveted Album Of The Year. Ballard was also nominated for Producer of the Year. Along with Radiohead's OK Computer and Nirvana's Nevermind, Jagged Little Pill is widely acknowledged as one the three most important albums of the 1990’s alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind and Radiohead's OK Computer.  

May 15

Bicycle & Marilyn Manson Extend Worldwide Publishing Agreement To Include The Pale Emperor

The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce that it has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with the prince of darkness, Marilyn Manson, to include the songs on Manson’s critically hailed 2015 album, THE PALE EMPEROR (Hell, etc./Loma Vista/Concord). 

Released in January of this year, THE PALE EMPEROR, debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales chart and was met with acclaim from The New York TimesRolling StoneDetailsRevolver and The Fader to name a few.  The album also scored a #1 debut in Switzerland and broke into the Top 10 in Germany, Austria, France, and Canada among many others.  THE PALE EMPEROR’s first two singles “Deep Six” and “Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” continue to garner immense airplay here and around the world. 

The Los Angeles Times called THE PALE EMPEROR “one of the best hard rock albums of the year,” summarizing it as “a brooding, darkly funny vamp in the spirit of his heroes Nick Cave, Bauhaus and David Bowie.”  And Rolling Stone exclaimed, “Manson hones his dark magic for his best, most twisted alt-rock party in years.”

Bicycle Music has also signed Manson’s collaborator, uber film and TV composer, Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy300), to a worldwide publishing agreement for his contribution to THE PALE EMPEROR.

Bicycle Music now represents worldwide publishing rights in six Marilyn Manson albums, including…

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000), The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003), Eat Me, Drink Me (2007), The High End of Low (2009), Born Villain (2012), THE PALE EMPEROR (2015)

Alongside Marilyn Manson, Bicycle Music represents some of the most important works in alternative and industrial music, including those of Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.

New Releases

  • Eagles Of Death Metal - Zipper Down

    October 2, 2015 (Universal) EODM (Jesse “The Devil” Hughes nad Josh Homme) are back with their unique brand of carnal, blues-infested swagger rock. The album zips it up and down with three new hip-shaking, soul-stirring treatments of analog-maestro Money Mark's collaborations,  “I Love You All The Time”, “Oh Girl” and the lead single “Complexity”, all of which first appeared on Hughes' 2011 solo outing Boots Electric, Honkey Kong.
  • Various Artists - The Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl

    A compelling homage to British folk icon, singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl, whose musical legacy and influence is felt far beyond the world of folk music.  This double CD release coincides with the centenary year of MacColl’s birthday and features stunning new interpretations of the songwriter’s well known standards such as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face “, “The Shoals Of Herring”, “Dirty Old Town” and title song “The Joy Of Living”, by the likes of notable artists Steve Earl, David Gray, Paul Buchanan, Billy Bragg, Jarvis Cocker and Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Jack Steadman & Jamie McColl (Bombay Bicycle Club),  among others.  The legacy and spirit of  MacColl, the godfather of the first British folk revival in the early 1950’s, lives on.
  • Josh Groban - Stages

    April 28, 2015 (Reprise) Recorded with producers Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms in both Los Angeles and London's Abbey Road (with a 75-piece orchestra), Groban’s inspired tribute to Broadway is a collection of the greatest musical theater songs of all time including the late great Mavin Hamlisch’s “What I Did For Love” (From A Chorus Line). An extensive theater and playhouse tour will follow in September.
  • Dwight Yoakam - Second hand Heart

    April 10, 2015 (Warner Bros) This new set includes Yoakam's raw and raging barnburner "The Big Time." An exciting new recording of this never before released gem brings it all back home to the iconic country-gentleman's rebellious cow-punk beginnings. 
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