Independent Joining of Forces: Labels & Publishers
An in depth look at the recent trend in the independent world of the joining of forces, and how the independent label or publisher is expanding its reach to include the other. How important is ownership in the digital era, and does it really impact the various revenue streams as much as one would assume? Does owning both your masters and copyrights really lead to more licensing opportunities for your artists? In what ways does the independent label and publisher benefit from controlling both sides, and how does this directly affect the songwriters?
Chrissy Stuart has worked for South By Southwest, Downtown Music, and currently serves as the Director of Licensing (US) for Beggars Music, the publishing entity of The Beggars Group (XL Recordings, Matador Records, 4AD, Rough Trade) in the US. Based in Los Angeles, she oversees sync opportunities for the Beggars Music roster, which includes artists like Cat Power, Deerhunter, Kitty Pryde, SBTRKT, Indians, Pete & The Pirates, Holy Fuck and Kurt Vile. Chrissy also works closely with other labels, publishers, and artists to coordinate creative collaborations and unique opportunities for her writers.
Paul Hanly has worked in the music industry for over 10 years. Currently, Paul works as the label manager for independent label Frenchkiss Records. Frenchkiss has worked with and currently works with Local Natives, The Drums, Passion Pit, The Dodos, The Antlers, The Hold Steady, and more.