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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.
We 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 2013.
The Bicycle Music Company is proud to announce the acquisition of a stellar portfolio of master recording rights from Wind-up Records. Concurrently, Concord Music Group has entered into an arrangement to provide comprehensive label services for these and many other important Bicycle Music recordings.
The catalog includes all Wind-up master recordings and multimedia from Creed, Drowning Pool, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Seether and many more exceptional artists. Over the past 16 years, these recordings have earned seventy-six RIAA gold, platinum or multi-platinum award certifications. In addition to the catalog, the deal includes rights to new studio albums by certain of these artists.
Making the annoucement, Bicycle's Steven Salm observes, "The acquisition of Wind-up's seminal catalog marks a record high investment year for The Bicycle Music Company, with more to come before 2013 closes out. On behalf of my colleagues and our investors, we are grateful the Wind-up team chose us to represent these tremendously important alternative rock artists and records."
Bicycle congratulates Kenny Rogers on his Country Music Hall Of Fame induction. Among Rogers' many essential country hits are three of Bicycle's own: the Roger Bowling co-writes "Lucille" (Rogers' first number one) and "Coward Of The County", as well as the massive country-pop crossover hit "Through The Years", co-written by Steve Dorff. The ceremony was held at the posh new CMA Theatre in Nashville, where among other guest performers, Darius Rucker appeared on stage to perform "Lucille".
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her iconic multi-platinum debut "She's So Unusual" this year, Ms. Lauper now has also been nominated for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Celebrating songwriters who have been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity, songwriting prowess and mass influence...as Cyndi has done with such global standards as "Time After Time"...the annual gala will be held June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates are pleased to announce acquisition of the catalogs of The Music Publishing Company of America...the 100th transaction Bicycle has completed since it was acquired by its current management team in 2006!
Formed in 2005, MPCA grew quickly into a leading US independent publisher through agreements with Lehsem Music, Sunset Boulevard Entertainment, Sammy Cahn and Snuff Garrett Music. MPCA is also the proud owner and manager of the iconic Robert Johnson catalog. Johnson’s works such as “Sweet Home Chicago", “Crossroads” recorded by Eric Clapton/Cream, “Love in Vain” recorded by the Rolling Stones, and “Traveling Riverside Blues” recorded by Led Zeppelin are universally regarded as cornerstones at the intersection American blues and rock and roll.
The MPCA songbook also includes such evergreen compositions such “I Swear” recorded by All-4-One and John Michael Montgomery, “I’m A Fool To Want You” recorded by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, “The Second Time Around” written by Sammy Cahn, “Leave (Get Out)” recorded by JoJo, “After The Lovin’” recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, the Smithereens’ portfolio of hits and the works of Exene Cervenka, including those of seminal American first wave punk band X. Bicycle Music will control all administration rights to the MPCA works.
The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates are pleased to announce the acquisition of Nitro Records out of Huntington Beach, CA.
Nitro Records, a seminal punk rock record label, is home to classic punk rock recordings from bands such as The Offspring, The Vandals, The Damned, TSOL and AFI. Started in 1994 by Dexter Holland, the label became an incubator for some of the most revered and respected punk rock bands of the 1990’s and 2000’s. The roster also includes albums by The Aquabats, A Wilhelm Scream, and Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners.
“Starting and running Nitro Records has been an amazing experience. I have made some of the best friends of my life at this label and I've had the privilege to put out records by my favorite bands. It's a music catalog that I'm insanely proud of! I know Bicycle will carry on Nitro's legacy and ensure its recordings are well taken care of and available to fans for years to come,” said Nitro’s founder and owner Dexter Holland.
“Bicycle acquires and represents important master recording rights across all genres. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to Nitro Records and its roster of artists,” said Steven Salm, Bicycle Music’s Co-President.
The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive, multi-year, global publishing-administration agreement with Tim Delaughter’s Blue Newton Echo Music, which includes all of Delaughter’s compositions as recorded by popular, Texas based, symphonic-choral pop group The Polyphonic Spree. Delaughter is the lead singer, main songwriter, cosmic visionary and founder of the band, whose works include orchestral pop masterpieces such as “Light And Day/Reach For The Sun” and “Hold Me Now”. In addition to the catalog, the deal includes a brand new Polyphonic Spree album (their first in 6 years) entitled Yes, It's True, set to be released on August 6, 2013, to which Bicycle will provide a wide range of creative and administrative services.
The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive domestic publishing administration agreement with Notable Music Co. Bicycle will handle all administration and creative services for Notable and its talented and diverse roster of contemporary songwriters and artists including Roseanne Cash, Jon Brion, Sam Phillips, Simone Burnett, Tim Easton, Tift Merritt, Jenny O, Kendra Morris, Jeremy Page and Chico Mann among others.