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Downtown Music buys Good Soldier Songs

By | Published on Friday 15 May 2020

Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music is still in an acquisitive mood, yesterday announcing it has bought London-based music publisher Good Soldier Songs, the company set up by the former Warner Music UK CEO Christian Tattersfield back in 2003.

The deal brings works from a plethora of songwriters to Downtown’s catalogue, though the official announcement of the acquisition particularly honed in on The 1975’s repertoire, including the publishing in upcoming album ‘Notes on A Conditional Form’.

Announcing the deal, Downtown’s Head Of European Business Development, Roberto Neri, said: “With an ethos not unlike Downtown’s, Christian has built an incredible, diverse roster at Good Soldier Songs and we’re ecstatic to add its music to our catalogue. We’re also excited for The 1975’s highly-anticipated new album and are THRILLED to work with the band and their manager, Jamie Oborne”.

For his part, Tattersfield said of the deal: “Downtown is one of the most thoughtful publishers in the business, with an exceptional, well-curated roster and catalogue. I couldn’t think of a more fitting new home for our writers and their music, and am happy they’re in good hands”.