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Past articles by Ed:

Wiz Khalifa Sells Block of Music Assets to HarbourView Equity Partners

Wiz Khalifa has sold a stake in his recorded music and publishing works to HarbourView Equity Partners. → Read More

Nelly Sells Recording Catalog Stake to HarbourView Equity Partners

The acquisition includes a royalty income stream of select recorded music assets, including the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma.” → Read More

Firebird CEO Nat Zilkha Lays Out Plan to Break Through With Investments in Red Light, Transgressive & Access to $1 Billion

The 17-month-old music company has also invested in Mick Management, Ashley Gorley’s Tape Room, One Two Many Music and Defected Records. → Read More

Judge Rules Against Radio Trade Group Petition to Unite ASCAP & BMI Under Single Rate Court

The Radio Music Licensing Committee is now appealing that decision. → Read More

Publishers Quarterly: Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd Split Song Honors as Sony Shakes UMPG for a Sweep

SZA is top songwriter for the quarter, co-writing eight songs on the Hot 100 ranking and four on Top Radio Airplay. → Read More

Barry Weiss Strikes New RECORDS Deal With Sony, Restructuring Founders’ Ownership

Co-founders Matt Pincus and Ron Perry have been bought out of their stakes in the label, sources say. → Read More

Record Store Day 2023: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Release Brings Long Lines, Sellouts at Retailers

The RSD-special double album was the highlight of this year’s event, as fans scrambled to obtain one of the set’s 75,000 copies. → Read More

Position Music Sells Minority Stake to Vesper Company in Bid to Expand Roster, Acquire Assets

The company will use the funds to sign more artists and songwriters while purchasing current music assets in the pop and hip-hop genres. → Read More

HarbourView Lands Biggest Acquisition to Date With SoundHouse Deal

HarbourView Equity Partners bought the SoundHouse Acquisitions LLC catalog, which includes some rights to some master recordings by Trey Songz, George Jones, Natti Natasha and more, sources say. → Read More

Burt Goldstein, Veteran Music Retail and Distribution Executive, Dies at 73

The longtime industry player founded the New York retail chain Musical Maze in the 1970s before going on to launch the distribution companies Impact and Big Daddy. → Read More

Coheed and Cambria Sign With Round Hill for Publishing Admin

Round Hill Music has signed a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Coheed and Cambria. → Read More

Incubus Sells Song Publishing Catalog to HarbourView

HarbourView Equity Partners has acquired the music publishing catalog of Incubu -- including the hit "Drive." → Read More

How Much Are Coolio’s Royalties Worth?

The Coolio catalog -- with Gangsta's Paradise, Fantastic Voyage and more -- generates about $3.5 million annually, according to a Billboard estimate. → Read More

Phil Collins Catalog Sale Deal in the Works Now Includes Genesis Rights Too

A package of rights has expanded to include all publishing and recording rights for Collins and Genesis, and maybe Mike + the Mechanics as well. → Read More

HarbourView Entered the Music-Assets Space at a Sprint – And They’re Not Stopping

“There’s no reason we couldn’t continue to buy assets at the same pace if the opportunities present themselves,” says the firm’s founder Sherrese Clarke Soares. → Read More

Future Sells Song Publishing Catalog to Influence Media Partners: ‘An Artist of the Ages’

The eight-figure deal includes several No. 1 songs and albums spanning Future’s first 16 years as a recording artist. → Read More

Kanye West Camp Tests Market For His Song Catalog, Seeking 35-Times Gross Profit

Sources estimate how much Ye’s songs are worth — and what his share of a publishing payday could be. → Read More

Publishers Quarterly: Harry Styles, Latto Top Song Charts as UMPG & Sony Share Bragging Rights

Universal’s 11 percentage-point market-share gain vaults it to the top of the Hot 100 ranking for the second quarter, while Sony retains its lead on Radio Airplay. → Read More

Answers To The Top Questions About Independent Distribution

The process of choosing a distributor can be difficult and confusing for indie artists and labels. Billboard deconstructs the market and demystifies the process. → Read More

HarbourView Acquires Stake in Hollywood Undead Royalties

The deal covers both recorded masters and publishing royalties from the band’s first four albums, released by Universal. → Read More