Canada-based Anthem Entertainment has acquired a catalog of songs from Boardwalk Music Group, which were co-written by songwriter Eric Frederic (Ricky Reed).
The catalog includes some of the world’s biggest hits by artists such as Halsey, Leon Bridges, Lizzo, Meghan Trainor and more.
Boardwalk Music Group is an LA-based music publishing and artist development company founded by songwriter and creative executive, Evan “Kidd” Bogart.
Boardwalk was previously a record label founded in the early 1980’s by Bogart’s father, Neil Bogart, of Casablanca Records fame.
Since its re-formation in 2011, Boardwalk Music Group has been home to Grammy-Award Nominated producer, songwriter and recording artist Ricky Reed, blues-rock recording artist ZZ Ward and songwriter Tom Peyton, to name a few.
As a songwriter himself, Bogart has had a hand in writing some of the most indelible hits of the past decade including Rihanna’s worldwide No.1 SOS and Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-Winning Halo, in addition to records by Madonna, Britney Spears, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hot Chelle Rae, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Kingston, Leona Lewis and countless others.
The acquired catalog includes the record breaking single Truth Hurts from break-out star Lizzo, which was No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks this year and her second Top 40 hit Good as Hell, which is No.14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.8 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 this past week.
The catalog also includes hits such as Halsey’s multi-platinum breakout song Bad At Love, 2019 Grammy Award-Winning single Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand by Leon Bridges, Pitbull’s Fireball, Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty and Wiggle and multiple singles from Meghan Trainor’s multi-platinum album Thank You.
Boardwalk Music Group was represented by John Frankenheimer and Amy Ortner of Loeb & Loeb, LLP and Jeff Franklin of ATI.
“This is an amazing catalog of contemporary hit songs that is diversified and crosses multiple genres.”
Helen Murphy, Anthem Entertainment (pictured right)
Helen Murphy, Anthem Entertainment’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is an amazing catalog of contemporary hit songs that is diversified and crosses multiple genres.
“I am particularly pleased that it contains tracks from powerhouse female artists such as Lizzo, Meghan Trainor and Halsey. I have enjoyed getting to know and work with the talented Evan Bogart during this transaction.”
“I am extremely excited that Boardwalk Music Group’s participation in this incredible catalog of songs written by the genius that is Ricky Reed has found such an extraordinary home with Helen Murphy and her fabulous team at Anthem.”
Evan Bogart (pictured left)
Evan Bogart added: “I am extremely excited that Boardwalk Music Group’s participation in this incredible catalog of songs written by the genius that is Ricky Reed has found such an extraordinary home with Helen Murphy and her fabulous team at Anthem.
“It feels great to know that these copyrights will continue to thrive for many years to come under their passion and guidance.”
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