Sony/ATV Music Publishing Acquires Leiber Stoller Catalogue
Hits include "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Poison Ivy"
Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired the legendary catalogue of award-winning songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
The Leiber Stoller catalogue contains more than 40 Top 40 hits, including "Stand By Me," "Poison Ivy," "Is That All There Is?," "Love Potion #9" and some of the greatest songs that are part of the Elvis Presley legend, including "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Sony/ATV Music Publishing is co- owned by Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson.
"I have always been a great fan of this amazing catalogue," said Martin N. Bandier, Chairman and CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "These songs can only be described as gems that help define American music. I am looking forward to exploring ways to introduce them to a whole new generation and to working with Jerry and Mike, who are two of the most prolific and successful songwriters of all time."
"This is an important and exciting acquisition for Sony/ATV Music Publishing," said Rob Wiesenthal, Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment Inc. "This catalogue traces decades of rock and roll history, and we look forward to further increasing its value for the company going forward."
"I am delighted that we were able to acquire the Leiber Stoller catalogue," said Michael Jackson. "The songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller have defined an era, and the artists who have recorded their work reads like a who's who of rock and roll."
Leiber and Stoller, who have worked together for more than 50 years, have been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, the Record Producers' Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They also share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"As an innovative and independent music publishing company, Sony/ATV provides the perfect home for our work," said Mike Stoller. "I am confident that the team at Sony/ATV will give the necessary focus and attention to our songs, creating fresh and innovative ways to promote our work."
Jerry Leiber added, "I am pleased to join Sony/ATV Music Publishing's extensive roster of great composers, including Lennon and McCartney, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams."
Key songs from the Leiber and Stoller catalogue include:
Stand By Me, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Kansas City, Love Potion #9, Jackson, Is That All There Is?, Lucky Lips, Yakety Yak, Love Me, Santa Claus Is Back In Town, I'm A Woman, I Keep Forgettin', Don't, Spanish Harlem, Loving You, Searchin', Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Ruby Baby, I (Who Have Nothing), Trouble, Treat Me Nice, There Goes My Baby, Dance With Me, Little Egypt, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Young Blood, You're The Boss, She's Not You, Regulate, Saved, Pearl's A Singer, Smokey Joe's Café, Riot In Cell Block # 9, King Creole, Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (L'Homme a la Moto), Bossa Nova Baby, Down Home Girl and Drip Drop.
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights by such artists as the Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Mann, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Richie Sambora, Stephen Stills, KT Tunstall and Hank Williams, among others. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture. On the web: http://www.sonyatv.com/.
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SOURCE: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
CONTACT: Lisa Gephardt of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, +1-212-833-6826,
Lisa_gephardt@sonyusa.com; or John Branca of ZIFFREN, BRITTENHAM, BRANCA,
FISCHER, GILBERT-LURIE, STIFFELMAN, COOK, JOHNSON, LANDE & WOLF LLP,
+1-310-552-3388, JohnB@ZiffrenLaw.com, For Mr. Leiber and Mr. Stoller
Web site: http://www.sonyatv.com/