Music industry veterans Peter Raleigh and Steven Storch (pictured) have announced the establishment of their new music publishing company, Raleigh Music Group.
Headquartered in mid-town Manhattan in New York, Raleigh Music Group already provides creative and administrative services to a number of music publishing clients.
One of those clients is quite the coup: Raleigh now represents the Elvis Presley catalogue worldwide on behalf of the family of the late publishing giant Jean Aberbach.
The iconic Elvis catalogue includes over 1,000 songs that have been recorded by The King, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, and others – including Can’t Help Falling In Love, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, A Little Less Conversation, Jailhouse Rock and Return To Sender.
“We’re a contemporary music publisher with iconic tastes,” said Peter Raleigh, who previously spearheaded copyrights and catalogue development at Cherry Lane and Imagem North America.
“Unlike publishers that aggressively acquire copyrights, our focus is on providing admin and creative services to music publishing rights-holders.”
Steven Storch, Raleigh Music Group
“We believe there are unexploited opportunities in song catalogues, so we take the time to really know all the music, not just the hits.
“And of course we are always on the lookout for contemporary songwriters who will be creating the classic catalogues of tomorrow.”
Storch, who has had tenures as CFO of Sony/ATV and Imagem North America added, “As a company we are uniquely positioned in the marketplace. Unlike other music publishers that aggressively acquire copyrights, our focus is on providing administrative and creative services to music publishing rights-holders.
“Having witnessed first-hand the unprecedented industry consolidation that has taken place, it is clear that clients are seeking a sensible alternative – a publisher who protects their rights while at the same time providing outstanding personal service.”
In addition to a foothold in synchronization licensing and music brand partnerships, Raleigh says that it combines ‘the latest technologies with a high-touch personal approach in order to maximize royalty revenue and protect the long-term value and ownership rights of its copyrights’.Music Business Worldwide