New York-headquartered indie music company Partisan Records has launched its own publishing division; Left Music.
The new division will be led by Founder & President Craig Michie.
Partisan says that Left Music will operate as a standalone music publishing company, and will work in tandem with Partisan Records.
Left Music is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and Portland, Oregon.
Partisan says that Left Music is home to a catalog of over 1,500 copyrights.
This includes music from 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 administration agreement with Sony Music Publishing UK, which will provide its services on behalf of Left Music’s entire roster.
The news comes a year after Partisan launched the label section1, a joint venture between the company, Brontë Jane (VP of A&R at Third Side Music) andc Chris Robbins and Tom Wironen of Friendly Announcer management (Big Thief, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Westerman) .
“We define ourselves by what we do for our writers, we are ever present.”
Craig Michie, said: “We define ourselves by what we do for our writers, we are ever present.
“I think sometimes people forget that songwriters are actually people.
“We believe an inspired and supported songwriter leads to fantastic songs that are cherished.
“Left Music is close with its people. In the great times we hug, in the bad times we hug.
“We live by helping our writers realize their ambitious dreams.
“Sony Music Publishing has also been an incredible sibling to us; their professionalism and support is unrivalled and we could not be happier to partner with Tim Major and the SMP team. ”
“What Craig and the team at Left is creating is truly special.”
Tim Major, Co-Managing Director, Sony Music Publishing UK
Tim Major, Co-Managing Director, Sony Music Publishing UK, added: “What Craig and the team at Left is creating is truly special.
“I could tell from our very first meeting that the strong work ethic and intensely songwriter-focused ethos that Craig has lived by would be at the very core of the company and I knew then that we had to work with them.
“Left Music means what it says from the heart.”
“Left serves Left, and Partisan serves Partisan, working in tandem to serve the writers / artists first and foremost.”
Tim Putnam, Partisan Records
Tim Putnam, Founder and CEO of Partisan Records, said: “We were looking to start a publishing company for a while and had a clear vision of what we wanted that publishing company to be. In meeting Craig, it all just felt natural, and what we collectively stand for related to values is the same.
“Left serves Left, and Partisan serves Partisan, working in tandem to serve the writers / artists first and foremost.
“We A&R to add value, perspective, and opportunities for our clients with their best interests in mind.
“That is what being artist friendly is all about.”Music Business Worldwide