Peermusic Signs Songwriter Linda Perry, Enters Into Joint Venture Agreement w/ We Are Hear Music
Peermusic Signs Songwriter Linda Perry, Enters Into
Joint Venture Agreement with We Are Hear Music
Photographer credit: Kristin Burns
Burbank, CA (August 13, 2018) – peermusic has signed songwriter Linda Perry to a global publishing agreement and signed a joint venture agreement with Perry and her business partner Kerry Brown to represent the publishing of their new record label, publishing and management company We Are Hear Music. The deals were jointly announced today by Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Office – peermusic Anglo American Region and Nigel Elderton, President, Europe & Managing Director, peermusic UK.
peermusic’s deals with Perry and Brown are the result of the company’s commitment to leveraging the strength of its international infrastructure to help talented songwriters and their business ventures be successful on a global scale. Both deals were co-signed by Spanberger out of the US and Elderton out of the UK, demonstrating how peermusic’s close-knit network of international offices collaborate to bring top talent to the company and help them reach new global audiences.
“Linda Perry is not only one of the most talented artists, writers and producers on the planet but her energy and vision for We Are Hear Music is inspiring. The artist-first philosophy that she and Kerry are shaping is something we do at peermusic as well, so I know we’re going to be great partners. Nigel and I are both huge believers in their approach and look forward to working with them on achieving success around the globe,” said Spanberger.
“Linda has influenced a generation of songwriters and I’m a huge fan of her work. I’m thrilled Kathy and I were able to work together to bring Linda to peermusic as well as start what I’m sure will be a fruitful partnership with Linda, Kerry and the We Are Hear team. There are many exciting opportunities for them to succeed in the UK and global markets and it’s wonderful that peermusic will be a part of that,” said Elderton.
“Kerry and I started We Are Hear because we believe in music, we believe in community and we believe in empowering artists. In order to effect change, you need to look for partners that have the same beliefs. We are excited to have found this partnership with Kathy, Nigel and the Peermusic team. Together, we will create a unique model for the future generation of songwriters,” said Linda Perry and Kerry Brown.
Linda Perry has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Perry’s first hit “What’s Up” was a global sensation and, since then, she’s written songs for artists such as Pink, Adele, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys. A 2015 inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Perry has joined Peermusic in a new publishing deal that will include all of her future hits.
We Are Hear is a combination record label, publishing house, and management company founded by multi-platinum producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown. The company’s mission is to bring back the old model of developing artists by providing a creatively-free environment to explore the possibilities. Based in Los Angeles – with three recording studios and a vinyl pressing plant – We Are Hear is a culturally infused and music-centric community.
Founded by Ralph S. Peer in 1928, peermusic is the world’s largest global independent publishing company and operates 35 offices in 28 countries. With well over a half million titles. in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz and pop to Latin, concert and rock‘n’roll, peermusic is the largest privately owned company of its kind in the world. For further information about peermusic, go to peermusic.com. For breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos, follow @peermusic on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.