Presented by Academy Fight Songs

Academy Fight Songs, Sentric Music + Rough Trade Publishing Present

Mar 15, 2023

8:00pm – 2:00am CT



Academy Fight Songs is a creative music services company based in Brooklyn. AFS creates culturally-relevant soundtracks for digital content, visual media and brands by merging the Rough Trade Publishing talent roster with forward-thinking creative direction by AFS CCO, Francis Garcia. In addition to the award-winning sonic identity of Comedy Central, its collective body of work spans Netflix, Viceland, Squarespace, Amazon, Verizon, Sonos, Toyota, Audi, 7-Eleven and numerous others. Academy Fight Songs operates from its recording studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn with satellite offices in Nashville and Los Angeles.


Founded in London in 1991, emerging out of the famous Rough Trade record store and label of the same name, Rough Trade Publishing operates as part of New York-born Bank Robber Industries (which also includes synch licensing powerhouse Bank Robber Music and custom music house Academy Fight Songs). RTP truly honors the art of songwriting, with an iconic artist roster that includes Alvvays, Chelsea Wolfe, The Magnetic Fields, Beau Young Prince, The Tallest Man On Earth, Fugazi, Against Me!, Built To Spill, Mission of Burma and Black Lips.


Sentric Music Group is a global, award-winning independent publisher. Based in Liverpool, with offices in London, Hamburg and New York, it boasts an international infrastructure including direct royalty collection in over 200 territories. Sentric represents more than 4 million works and over 400,000 songwriters either directly or via industry partners, including music publishers, independent labels, management companies and distributors that benefit from Sentric’s publishing administration, co-publishing and creative services.

Sentric Music is the global administration partner of Rough Trade Publishing and sister company Academy Fight Songs.

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