We are delighted to announce that we have entered into partnership with the world’s largest independent music publishers IMAGEM Music GmbH who were recently acquired by Concord Bicycle Music in a landmark $600+ million deal.
This deal with IMAGEM allows us to strengthen our position to help funnel talent to the very top of the industry ladder. We aim to identify both brand new talent and established writers and sign them for publishing deals worldwide. The IMAGEM extensive roster includes such legends as Roders & Hammerstein, Phil Collins, Pink Lloyd, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk, Professor Green and The Kaiser Chiefs. The combination of our wonderful independent community and the IMAGEM Music worldwide influence looks set to be a potent one.
Jon Skinner, Founder and CEO Music Gateway said, “It’s very simple, we exist to funnel talent and empower creatives. Brick by brick, we are helping break down the traditional barriers that can stifle indies from success and provide a clear route to international markets. My creative team is here to grow and nurture the careers of our members and the Music Gateway service as a whole.”
Jens-Markus Wegener, Managing Director from IMAGEM Music GmbH said "Over the past few years I have built a great trusted relationship with Jon and it’s a pleasure to have done this deal so that IMAGEM can benefit from the wealth of talent the platform offers. We are excited to help them in their mission to allow independent writers to thrive."
With this new venture in place, Music Gateway aren’t wasted any time and are already deep in negotiations with a number of writers based in LA, Toronto, Sydney, London & New York.
Alongside our time busting tools, we also allow our members to obtain sync licensing representation worldwide. This further enhances our members offering in light of their other recent announcement that they have secured an exclusive deal with ProTunes / Omnicom Group to supply music to their group of advertising agencies around the world. The exclusive deal is to supply music from indie artists, bands, composers and from the global community of unsigned music creators. Read more here.
Our A&R creatives are activity looking for writers, artists, bands and composers that feel they would benefit from working with us directly via the platform. We have created an ongoing project to manage music submissions which you can access this from within your account or if you aren’t registered, then you can join by clicking below.