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Songtrust and Stones Throw Announce Partnership for Global Music Publishing Administration

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Songtrust to Administer Full Stones Throw Publishing Catalog, Including Artist-Writers Knxwledge, Peanut Butter Wolf, Mndsgn, and More

Stones Throw Publishing, the publishing division of Stones Throw Records, the independent record label founded in 1996 by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, has entered into an agreement with Songtrust® for global publishing administration. Like the label, Stones Throw Publishing works with a diverse roster of award-winning and emerging artists from around the world.

Songtrust, the world’s largest global publishing administrator, powers global rights administration for over 350,000 writers and 3 million works. Their clients include songwriters at all points in their career—from emerging musicians to established award-winners who have cuts with chart-topping superstars—as well as independent publishers and other rights holders who need a global administration solution.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Songtrust as we continue our aim to deliver the most comprehensive collection services to our writers,” said Stones Throw General Manager Jason McGuire.

“Started out of necessity to assist the label’s artists without publishing representation, Stones Throw’s publishing business unit has grown into a robust arm of the company providing worldwide admin and sync services for writers beyond just those signed to the record label. With Songtrust’s ability to scour all corners of the globe and provide transparent reporting, we look forward to delivering even better service and results to our writers and artists."

The Stones Throw Publishing roster includes Glenn Earl Boothe Jr. aka Knxwledge, the GRAMMY award-winning artist and producer, best known for his work with Anderson.Paak (as NxWorries), Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Action Bronson; the agreement includes big NxWorries cuts like “Suede” and “Lyk Dis,” as well as “Momma” by Kendrick Lamar. Also on the roster is Kiefer, another GRAMMY winner, an artist and producer who has co-written with Anderson.Paak and SiR, among others; artist and producer Ringgo Acheta aka Mndsgn, with co-writing credits ranging from CHAI to Tyler, the Creator, and including Tyler’s “Peach Fuzz”; rising Mexican-American artist Los Retros, best known for hit single “Someone to Spend Time With”; and Sasha Winn aka Silk Rhodes, including single “Pains,” which was featured on several episodes of HBO’s show High Fidelity.

“I am thrilled to bring Stones Throw Publishing and their incredible roster to Songtrust, and to ensure that all their artists—from those that are well-established to the emerging artists they work to develop—receive best-in-class global publishing administration,” said Lara Baker, Songtrust Director of Business Development for UK/Ireland.

“Songtrust can be of particular value to publishing companies owned by record labels, as we take the time-consuming and complex work of administration out of their hands and allow them to focus on their work developing the careers of the artists and songwriters on their roster who rely on their support.”

Stones Throw Publishing joins Sub Pop Publishing, Merge Publishing, and ZJS Music Publishing (Average Joes Entertainment) among the publishing companies associated with powerhouse independent record labels and label groups who rely on Songtrust for their publishing administration.

Now affiliated with 65 pay sources around the world, covering 98% of the global music market, Songtrust’s flexible administration service is an alternative to long-term traditional publishing agreements to songwriters at all stages in their careers. In 2020, Songtrust writers had co-writes with more than half of the artists on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 chart, were involved in 40 RIAA-certified gold and platinum songs, and were nominated for 14 GRAMMYs in this year’s ceremony.

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