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.

Nov 15

Bicycle Welcomes Razor & Tie to the Fold

The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an administration agreement with New York and Nashville based Razor & Tie Music Publishing as part of the recent broader strategic investment by Concord Bicycle in Razor & Tie, which includes Razor & Tie Recordings and the multi-platinum Kidz Bop franchise.  Bicycle will administer the company’s 10,000 plus song catalog, as well as future songs from its active songwriter roster which includes hitmakers Catt Gravitt, Koko LaRoo, Britt Burton, Tofer Brown, Brian Kierulf, Costas, Maggie Eckford and Phillip LaRue. 

In Razor & Tie Music Publishing’s seven year history, it has had multiple platinum selling hits including: “Home” – Phillip Phillips (5X Platinum Certified and #1 on ten Billboard Charts), “Why Ya Wanna” – Jana Kramer (Platinum Certified), “Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid (3X Platinum Certified) as well as four #1 Country Singles:  “Whiskey In My Water” – Tyler Farr (Gold Certified), “Over” – Blake Shelton (Gold Certified), “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton (2X Platinum Certified), and “Alone With You” – Jake Owen (Platinum Certified). Current singles include Jessie J’s hit single “Masterpiece”, Top 20 Country single – “We Went” – Randy Houser, and “Shut Up And Fish” – Maddie & Tae which was the most added single on Country Radio. In addition, Razor & Tie Music Publishing writers and artists have had many high profile synchs across all media.

Razor & Tie brings the total of Bicycle’s administered songs portfolio to near 70,000.

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.  

New Releases

  • Radical Face - The Bastards

    November 6, 2015 (Nettwerk)  A full length album collection of previously released Bastards EPs, including two previously unreleased tracks, “Small Hands” and “Servants and Kings”, along with notable songs like “We’re On Our Way” and “All Is Well” , in anticipation of the final installment of The Family Tree Trilogy. More than 10 years ago, Ben Cooper AKA Radical Face, started crafting the story of a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldly 19th century family, bringing those characters to life in a three-part album series based around the family he created. Throughout the writing and recording process of each album in the trilogy, there have been certain tracks that didn’t quite fit the albums. These came to be known as “The Bastards” and all have eerily beautiful and ghostly lives of their own.
  • Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s - Perfectamundo

    November 6, 2015 (Concord) Debut solo album by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and front man for legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top, takes his trademark vocal gravel and crunchy guitar tones into Afro-Cuban territory while keeping his bluesy, soulful rock ’n’ roll roots-loyalty intact.  Billy Gibbons and the BFG's take the listener on a trippy, footstomping journey through Latin terrain with the spicy vitality and rhythmic exuberance of tracks like “Sal Y Pimiento”,  “Hombre Si Nombre”, “You’re What’s Happenin’ Baby”, “Q-Vo" and Quiero Mas Dinero".  Throughout the album Gibbons’ guitar snarls and teases with languid snake-like charm, bobbing and weaving around a bed of Latin percussion, timbales, syncopated piano and swirling B3 organ, making for an album, as the title track suggests, that is “Perefectomundo”.  
  • Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

    October 30, 2015 (Rhino) 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 debut album of all time. The album 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.  The new set includes the original album remastered along with ten previously unreleased demos from the era. A limited collector’s edition will also include a previously unreleased 1995 concert from Alanis’ U.K. debut along with 2005’s Jagged Little Pill Acoustic.
  • Various Artists - The Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl

    October 30, 2015 (Cooking Vinyl) 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 MacColl (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.
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