Spotify and Atlas go direct and get creative


Spotify and Atlas go direct and get creative

(New York, NY December 23, 2015) Adding to it’s direct relationships with YouTube, Apple Music, and Pandora, earlier this month Atlas Music Publishing signed a direct deal with digital powerhouse Spotify making it the first Indie to have direct deals with the four most important digital music services. The positive discussions had been going on for sometime and concluded at the November International Creators’ Roundtable in New York, where executives from both Atlas and Spotify were featured panelists. This is also where Atlas concluded it's direct deal with Pandora.

In announcing the deal, Atlas CEO Richard Stumpf stated, “James and the Spotify team understand the importance of having one-on-one relationships with key music publishers. Beyond achieving the strongest rates possible for our writers, this relationship furthers Atlas' mission of working with the top companies in the new media space to ensure our writers and songs recieve maximum benefit from forward looking creative opportunities."

"Atlas Publishing have an amazing catalog and very talented writers who we are delighted to have on Spotify," said James Duffett-Smith, Global Head of Publisher Relations at Spotify. "Deepening our partnerships with publishers like Atlas is important to Spotify as we continue to grow the music ecosystem for the benefit of everyone."


Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) 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 is not 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 Madonna, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Luke Bryan, Keyshia Cole, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Colbie Caillat. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Van Halen, Toby Gad, Printz Board, Dan the Automator, Mike & Keys, Matthew West and Ashley Gorley as well as emerging artists Falls, Alex Winston, Alex Vargas, and Canyon Spells, amongst others. Well-funded by a mix of long-term strategic and financial partners with access to up to $400 million in capital, Atlas provides its writers with on the ground representation in every global territory, with its headquarters based in New York. For more information, visit For breaking news updates and behind-the-scenes information follow @Atlasmusicpub on Twitter.

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Caitlin Haurie