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Soul Songwriter Jerry Ragovoy Dead at 80

Jerry Ragovoy, the songwriter behind Sixties soul hits such as “Time Is on My Side,” “Piece of My Heart”, “Cry Baby,” and co-writer of Pata Pata with Miriam Makeba has died at the age of...

A Dark Day for South African Jazz

Sheer Publishing is very sad to report that the rumours regarding the passing of an amazing visionary, educator, innovator, man and musical talent are indeed true: Zimasile “Zim/Zimology” Nqgawana (51) passed on this morning [10...

GRD will boost legal online content say Music Publishers

GRD will boost legal online content say Music Publishers

Initiative is good news for creative innovation and will ensure fair and prompt payment for artists 20 December 2010; The decision to give the go-ahead to two companies to launch the Global Repertoire Database...

Joint Administration Sub-Publishing Deal for U.S. & Mexico

Joint Administration Sub-Publishing Deal for U.S. & Mexico

Independent publishing and licensing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by artists such as Fatboy Slim, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Sindee Levin Music, a leading music...

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

BMG Rights Management GmbH are proud to announce that they have signed a publishing agreement with OMD for the new album “History of Modern”! Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, founded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys,...

Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats.

Mute Song is delighted to announce the signing of Bob Geldof in a deal that includes his impressive back catalog of songs, including his work with The Boomtown Rats. As founder member and principle...

Sam Mtukudzi RIP – 15 March 2010

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that Sheer Publishing reports the tragic loss of yet another incredibly talented young musician. Sam Mtukudzi (21), son of the legendary Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, passed...

Andy Brown and the Storm

Andy Brown and the Storm

In a beautiful village called Mberengwa, nestled in a rich valley in the Southern part of the Midlands province of Zimbabwe on March 5 1962, Andy Brown entered this world kicking and screaming. Andy’s...