Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2019 – Ithaca Holdings, a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun who counts Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, Dan & Shay and Tori Kelly as clients, has acquired Richard Stumpf’s Atlas Music Publishing, home to songs by artists Ed Sheeran, Drake, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Van Halen among others. This acquisition expands Ithaca’s publishing platform by partnering with some of the most talented executives and creatives in the space.
“Richard has built an incredible publishing business with Atlas and we are excited to bring him and his team into the family,” said Scooter Braun. “By working with Richard and his team, we will have a direct line to some of the most creative writers making the publishing process more streamlined and personal.”
Notes Stumpf, “I’ve admired the work that Scooter has done over the years and his commitment for doing right by talent. He has the pulse of the music industry like no other. It was clear to me that beyond the business, Scooter was someone who genuinely wants to be part of the greater good. We look forward to many successful years together with Scooter, Allison Kaye and the rest of the SB team.”
Atlas will continue to do business out of their established New York, Los Angeles and Nashville offices.
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.
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