Music Publishing News Roundup 1.17.15: Spirit Music, Universal, SESAC & More
Spirit Music Group has acquired the catalog of composer Henry Mancini for US administration. The catalog includes iconic songs such as “Moon River” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well as themes to movies such as The Pink Panther and Charlies Angels. David Renzer, chairman at Spirit previously oversaw the catalog at Universal Music Publishing Group and plans to seek new opportunities for the catalog via synch in film and TV.
Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Nick Jonas to a global publishing deal. The deal covers his recent solo album, Nick Jonas which was released November 10, 2014 and includes his #1 single “Jealous”. UMPG will cover all creative and administration services for the catalog worldwide.
Casey Kelly has signed with SESAC for representation of her US public performances. The grammy-nominated songwriter has previously written songs recorded by artists such as George Straight, Kenny Rogers, and Tanya Tucker.