Downtown Music Publishing has acquired over 3,000 songs and music from film and TV after agreeing three seperate deals with Note Republic, Court TV, and Indian Paintbrush.
Through its acquisition of Note Republic, Downtown has acquired over 2,900 songs and music cues from reality television firm Bunim/Murray Productions.
That includes music from shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians (pictured), Project Runway, The Real World, and many more.
Downtown has also purchased the music rights to Forensic Files from CourtTV, covering music cues from the crime series’ 406 episodes and iconic theme song composed by Alan Palanker and Robert Kahn.
Additionally, the publisher will now be administering the music catalogs from film production house Indian Paintbrush, home to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of the Dogs, among others.
“these songs are true examples of how songwriting can impact a multimedia experience, irrespective of language or dialogue.”
andrew sparkler, downtown
“Preserving and promoting culture is a key component of our mission at Downtown,” said Andrew Sparkler, Downtown’s Senior Vice President, Business Development.
“From building up suspense in Forensic Files, increasing drama in The Kardashians, or acting as an invisible cast member in a Wes Anderson movie, these songs are true examples of how songwriting can impact a multimedia experience, irrespective of language or dialogue.”
The agreements are said to be indicative of Downtown’s continued expansion into owning and managing an increasingly diverse portfolio of music copyrights.
As well as being home to prominent film composers including Hans Zimmer, Atticus Ross, Marco Beltrami, Trevor Rabin, Heitor Pereira, and the late Sir George Martin, Downtown manages music from operas, plays, Broadway shows, films, and television programs.
Those include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Porgy and Bess, Memphis, The Defiant Ones, Welcome Back Kotter, Party of Five, and 12 Years a Slave.Music Business Worldwide