Orchard Adds Sony/ATV Masters
The Orchard has secured the marketing and digital distribution rights to Sony/ATV Music Publishing owned recordings outside of North America. The deal was made with Sony/ATV International in London and includes representation rights for licensing in film, tv and advertising.
Sony/ATV will deliver hundreds of albums by country and R&B artists from the Sony Tree, Masters International and Hickory catalogs which feature labels Dial, Four Star, Hickory and Challenge. The Orchard will also market recordings by new songwriters and unreleased demos from artists recorded during the term of their agreements with Sony/ATV and its affiliates.
The Tree Productions/Dial recordings include the original Joe Tex hits…
"Hold What You have Got," "I Gotcha," "Papa Was Too," "Show Me," and
original masters and re-recordings of chart-toppers by artists
including Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Roger Miller, Lee Greenwood,
Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, Little Richard and others.
The Masters International catalog spans two decades by
artists including Patsy Cline, The Champs, The Knickerbockers and Jerry
Wallace, who were originally released on the Four Star and Challenge
Records labels. Uniquely, the catalogue includes archive spoken word
recordings of John F. Kennedy. The Hickory Records and Hickory/ 16th
Ave. recordings feature artists such as The Newbeats, Sue Thompson, Don
Gibson, Roy Acuff, Bob Luman, Charlie Pride and Don Everly.