New York-based indie music company Partisan Records has launched its own publishing division; left music.
The new division will be led by Founder and President Craig Michie.
Partisan says Left Music will operate as an independent music publisher and will work in partnership with Partisan Records.
Left Music is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and Portland, Oregon.
Partisan says Left Music hosts a catalog of over 1,500 copyrights.
This includes music by Elizabeth Fraser, Novo Amor, UNKLE, Vicky Nguyen (Paul McCartney, Anderson. Paak, Free Nationals, Channel Tres), Josh Crocker (Kali Uchis, Celeste, Pip Millett) and Kate Bollinger (Kanye West).
The company has also signed a global management agreement with Sony Music Publishing UK, which will provide its services on behalf of the entire Left Music roster.
The news comes a year after Partisan formed Labelsection1, a joint venture between the company, Brontë Jane (VP of A&R at Third Side Music) and Chris Robbins and Tom Wironen of Friendly Announcer Management (Big Thief, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Westerman ). .
“We define ourselves by what we do for our authors, we are always present.”
Craig Michie said: “We define ourselves by what we do for our writers, we are always present.
“I think sometimes people forget that songwriters are actually people.
“We believe that an inspired and supported songwriter leads to amazing songs that are treasured.
“Left-wing music is close to its people. In the big times we hug, in the bad times we hug.
“We thrive on helping our writers achieve their ambitious dreams.
“Sony Music Publishing has also been an incredible brother to us; Their professionalism and support is second to none and we couldn’t be happier to be working with Tim Major and the SMP team.”
“What Craig and the team at Left are creating is truly something special.”
Tim Major, Co-Managing Director, Sony Music Publishing UK
Tim Major, Co-Managing Director of Sony Music Publishing UK added: “What Craig and the team at Left are creating is truly something special.
“It was clear from our very first meeting that the strong work ethic and heavily songwriter-centric ethos that Craig lived by would be at the core of the company and I knew then that we had to work with them.
“Left music means what it says from the heart.”
“The left serves the left, and the partisans serve the partisans, working together to primarily serve the writers/artists.”
Tim Putnam, Partisan Records
Tim Putnam, Founder and CEO of Partisan Records said, “We had wanted to start a publishing company for some time and had a clear vision of what that publishing company should look like. When I met Craig everything just felt natural and what we stand for together in terms of values is the same.
“The left serves the left, and the partisans serve the partisans, working together to primarily serve the writers/artists.
“We A&R provide value, perspective and opportunity for our clients while considering their best interests.
“That’s what makes artist friendliness.”music business worldwide
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/partisan-records-launches-publishing-division-left-music-headed-up-by-craig-michie/ Partisan Records forms Left Music publishing division, led by Craig Michie