NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2016) – Spirit Music Group has signed a publishing deal with singer/songwriter/producer Kenny Nolan, as announced today by David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. On the heels of the signing, the Songwriters Hall of Fame has named Kenny Nolan on its slate of nominees to be elected for induction next year.
“Both as an artist and songwriter / producer Kenny Nolan has written some of the most memorable melodies and hits of recent time. We’re honored that he has chosen Spirit as his new music publishing home,” said David Renzer.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Nolan scored a No. 3 hit in 1976 with “I Like Dreamin’” the lead single from his eponymous debut album that spent twenty-seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a Gold record. The following year, he hit No. 20 with “Love’s Grown Deep.” With Bob Crewe he co-wrote such hits as Frankie Valli’s “My Eyes Adored You” and Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” As a producer, he also wrote and/or produced hits including Jim Gilstrap’s “Swing Your Daddy” and “Take Your Daddy for a Ride,” Dee Clark’s “Ride a Wild Horse,” and Linda Carr’s “High Wire,” and also wrote R&B hits including Tavares’ “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” and The Deele’s “Shoot ‘Em Up Movies”.
The deal with Spirit will encompass key songs from Nolan’s song catalog, including Atlantic Starr’s “Masterpiece,” All-4-One’s “A Better Man,” and Lakeside’s “Bullseye.”
As the premier global independent music publisher, Spirit Music Group’s roster features some of the most legendary names in popular music. Its repertoire includes music by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Brad Paisley, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go’s, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; and the breakthrough work of newer artists such as James Bay, John Newman, Chris Stapleton, and Sam Hunt, to name a few. The company also publishes the complete catalogs of such icons as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, and T.Bone Burnett.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC:
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company’s repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time, including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Brad Paisley, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go’s, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, T.Bone Burnett, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as James Bay, John Newman, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Scissor Sisters, The Naked & Famous, Matt & Kim, Kodaline, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Paslay, and Big Data.
Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher’s role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients’ songs and expand their brands.
Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands. Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to growth companies since 1996.
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