PULSE Music Group is a music publisher headquartered in Los Angeles.
PULSE was launched in 2008 by songwriters and producers Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham.
Since then, PULSE has built a roster of talent that has contributed to more than 150 million record sales, and over 10 billion streams.
PULSE’s song catalog includes hits such as: Despacito (ft. Justin Bieber) by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee thanks to songwriter Marty James.
PULSE writers have also contributed to hits such as Girls Like You by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, Camila Cabello’s Havana feat. Young Thug; and Needed Me by Rihanna.
Its roster includes / has included hitmakers such as Starrah, Ty Dolla $ign, OZ, Tyler Johnson, YEBBA, Rich The Kid, James Blake, YBN Cordae, El-P, Bonnie McKee and more.
PULSE MUSIC GROUP’S MAJORITY SALE TO CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING
In July 2020, Concord Music Publishing announced that it had acquired a majority stake in PULSE Music Group.
That stake was previously held by Japan’s Fujipacific.
Music Business Worldwide reported that the deal cost upwards of $100 million.
At the time, Concord Chief Business Development Officer, Steve Salm, said: “While the broader market remains hyper-focused on deep publishing catalog and passive income-stream deals, Concord has chosen to differentiate itself with partnerships that greatly expand its abilities to create frontline content across compositions, recordings and theater.
“Recognized as one of the leading frontline publishers in the world, Pulse is a company that Concord has always greatly admired, and this collaboration instantly makes Concord a leader in the frontline pop, hip-hop and R&B publishing world.”Music Business Worldwide