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PEN MUSIC GROUP, INC. SIGNS UPALA MUSIC, INC. CATALOGUE TO SYNCH LICENSING DEAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Eames / PEN Music Group, Inc.
PEN Music Group, Inc. has signed a synch licensing deal with Upala Music, Inc. (BMI), the North American sub-publisher of legendary writer/producer Brian Eno. PEN will represent both the synch and master licensing rights owned by Eno's UK-based company Opal Ltd. and seek licensing opportunities in the U.S. and Canada in all media.
"We are so honored that Jane Geerts, Brian Eno’s long time Business Manager and Publisher, chose PEN to represent Upala’s synch interests here,” says PEN President Michael Eames. “Brian Eno is an inspiration to generations of musicians and writer/producers and continues to be a trailblazer for quality music. We look forward to applying our boutique approach to music publishing in general and synch licensing specifically to Upala's catalogue and are excited with the mutual opportunities that lie ahead."
Jane Geerts shares the same sentiment: “Michael and I have talked about doing this for a while and I am so pleased that it finally came together. We at Upala and Opal are delighted that Michael and the PEN team are pitching and exploring opportunities on our behalf."
Upala Music, Inc. joins the PEN family on the precipice of the release of Someday World, Brian Eno's anticipated new album which is a collaboration with with Karl Hyde (of Underworld) scheduled for release May 6th on Warp Records. The recording contains nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde together with a highly distinguished cast of supporting musicians, including Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Marianna Champion, Will Champion, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Andy Mackay, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalero.
Someday World continues an ongoing collaboration between Karl and Brian which sees the two together on a complete album for the very first time. For more information, please visit the official album website, enohyde.com.
ABOUT PEN MUSIC GROUP, INC.
PEN Music Group, Inc. is a full service independent music publisher based in Los Angeles and is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014. PEN’s roster includes such songwriters/composers as: Don Felder (“Hotel California”), John Farrar (“Magic” and many more with Olivia Newton-John), Olivia Newton-John herself, Donny Markowitz (“I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing), Gina Shock (The Go-Gos), Wendy Waldman (“Save The Best For Last”), and the estates of Earle Hagen (TV themes to “Andy Griffith Show”, “Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Mod Squad” and numerous others) and Allyn Ferguson (TV themes to “Barney Miller” and its spinoff “Fish”). PEN also represents such companies as ZeniMax Media, Inc. (The Elder Scrolls videogame franchise), Marlong Music Corp. (“All Of Me” and the works of Seymour Simons) and indie record label Oglio Entertainment. PEN’s President Michael Eames is currently Vice President of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers (aimp.org).
ABOUT UPALA MUSIC, INC.
Upala Music, Inc. is the North American sub-publisher for Opal, Ltd., the catalogue that publishes numerous songwriters, but notably legendary songwriter/producer Brian Eno. Upala/Opal also own countless master recordings tied to Brian’s work both as a songwriter and a producer. Upala Music, Inc. and Opal, Ltd. are run by Jane Geerts who oversees everything from Opal’s London offices.
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Brian Eno photo credit: Hugo Glendinning / Rolex