Atlas Music Publishing is excited to announce today a joint venture with the legendary producer, Quincy Jones. The Atlas/Quincy Jones relationship dates back to when key executives, Richard Stumpf and Phil Cialdella, worked with Quincy at Cherry Lane Music.
Says Atlas founder, Richard Stumpf, “My history with Quincy dates back to the mid-2000’s. I’ve never met a more inspiring and gracious person with such worldly knowledge beyond music. When Quincy talks to you, he is genuinely interested in what’s going on in your world. I’m sure this is one of the qualities that make him such a creative genius. He brings the best out of people. Through this joint venture, Atlas is humbled to be able to support Quincy, Adam Fell and the rest of the Quincy Jones team as they bring the best out of young writers, who like us, are drawn to his magic.”
Adds Quincy Jones, "It's an absolute honor to join forces with Atlas, and my brothers Rich and Scooter, to create a home for not only incredible musicians, but incredible songs. A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star, but the three greatest singers in the world can't save a bad song! We're looking forward to creating a publishing community filled with only the best of the best songs AND human beings.”
Earlier this year, Atlas was acquired by Ithaca Holdings which is led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun who counts Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, J. Balvin, Zac Brown Band, Dan & Shay and Tori Kelly, among others, as clients. This partnership brings Atlas' clients an unparalleled level of connectivity to today’s biggest music stars.
“Quincy Jones is an undeniable legend with a proven ear and eye for true talent - I’ve admired him my entire life. It’s an honor to have him as a partner in our publishing business, making the possibilities of what we can provide to our writers and artists endless,” said Scooter Braun.
Combining what Quincy, Atlas and Ithaca’s entire portfolio of business, bring to the table, writers signed to this joint venture will reap huge benefits.
Read more on this announcement featured here in Variety
Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO/Partner) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Drake, Demi Lovato, The Band Perry, Madonna, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Van Halen, Brian Howes, Dan the Automator, Mariibeatz, and latest signing Brandi Carlile, who just received six Grammy nominations for her recent album By The Way, I Forgive You, as well as emerging artists, ELHAE, Alex Vargas, Slothrust, Coyle Girelli, Major Myjah, Totem, Saint PHNX and others. Atlas has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville and provides its writers with on-the-ground representation in every global territory through its network of hand-picked sub publishers. For more on Atlas Music Publishing, visit their website at www.atlasmusicgroup.com.
About Quincy Jones Productions
Quincy Jones Productions (QJP) is a full-service entertainment company, which is home to various branches such as artist management; licensing & endorsements; live, film, & television production; international joint ventures; and investments. Under artist management, QJP has built a roster of artists, such as two-time GRAMMY® Award winning Jacob Collier, GRAMMY® nominated pianist and composer, Alfredo Rodriguez, GRAMMY® nominated bassist and vocalist Richard Bona and many others. The licensing division includes a state-of-the-art line of consumer electronics with Harman International (JBL); a piano teaching software with Playground Sessions; Qwest TV, Quincy’s first SVOD platform; and many more. In addition, QJP opened Quincy’s first-ever music venue, Q’s Bar & Lounge, at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and is set to open additional venues around the globe. During the past three years, QJP’s production slate has included everything from ABC’s Taking the Stage: Changing America (the official celebration concert for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture); Soundtrack of America (The Shed’s five-night opening concert series at Hudson Yards); The Broad Museum’s Soul of a Nation Celebration; Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones on BET/VH1; and many more. QJP was also responsible for the release of the 2014 film, Keep On Keepin’ On, which won the top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, was sold to Radius, and shortlisted for the Documentary (Feature) Academy Award, as well as Netflix’s QUINCY (directed by his daughter Rashida Jones along with Al Hicks). The film garnered international acclaim, and won the AAFCA Best Documentary Award; the BFCC Best Documentary Award; the Black Reel Outstanding Documentary Award; the Critic’s Choice Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary Award; the HMMA Best Music Documentary Award; and landed Quincy his 80th Grammy nomination and 28th Grammy win, in the category of Best Music Film. With Quincy Jones (one of 21 EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony—holders in history) at the helm, QJP is modeled after an inimitable legacy of excellence.
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