Modest! execs team with Blair McDonald to launch new publishing company

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The most senior figures at Modest! Management have joined forces with respected British exec Blair McDonald to launch a new publishing company, MBW has learned.

AMLOR Music Publishing says it will ‘provide focused creative services and support for songwriters, producers and artists through publishing and neighbouring rights agreements’.

Based from the offices of Modest! Management in London & Los Angeles, AMLOR will retain ‘complete independence and control over its own copyright, royalties and financing, whilst providing access to a broad international network of talented creative staff, allowing insight and expertise across every area of the music business’.

AMLOR was founded by McDonald alongside Modest! partner Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield.

The foursome  say they wanted to create ‘a new type of publisher’ that provides access to the services developed by Modest! – the globally successful management company which has worked with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix and MNEK  -in order to ‘benefit the relationship between a songwriter and their publisher’.

Blair McDonald – who will act as Managing Director of the new venture – said: “ I couldn’t be more excited to be launching this new venture with Richard, Harry & Will.

“The music publishing business is rapidly evolving – along with every other area of our business – and the insight into that changing world through the Modest! team, is second to none.”

Blair McDonald, AMLOR Music

“The music publishing business is rapidly evolving – along with every other area of our business – and the insight into that changing world through the Modest! team, is second to none.”

“ At AMLOR Music we’re offering the widest range of creative services to our roster – from working with writers & producers to access the best possible projects, providing financial support to help developing artists take the first steps on the road, pursuing brand partnerships, creative guidance, access to industry expertise, and everything in-between”.

Richard Griffiths  said: “Over the years we’ve had countless offers to start a publishing business alongside our other businesses, but never felt we had right team to add value. Blair brings that last important piece of the puzzle.”

Will Bloomfield commented: “Songwriters are the heart and core of the music business. I am excited and immensely proud to be launching AMLOR Music, where the songwriter and their songs will always be cherished and respected “

Harry Magee said: “This is a natural extension of our business which will allow us to develop even more talent in so many ways.

“We and our teams work with songwriters and producers on all our projects every day. AMLOR now provides an additional, service based platform where we can develop new relationships with some of those creative partners.”

Blair McDonald left Nettwerk Music Group in April little over 12 years after joining the company.Music Business Worldwide

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