Independent publisher peermusic has signed songwriter Linda Perry to a global publishing agreement and signed a joint venture agreement with Perry and her business partner Kerry Brown to represent the publishing of their new record label, publishing and management company We Are Hear Music.
The new agreement includes all future works from Perry.
The deals were jointly announced this week by Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Office – peermusic Anglo American Region and Nigel Elderton, President, Europe & Managing Director, peermusic UK. Both deals were co-signed by Spanberger out of the US and Elderton out of the UK.
Waid Spanberger: “Linda Perry is not only one of the most talented artists, writers and producers on the planet but her energy and vision for We Are Hear Music is inspiring. The artist-first philosophy that she and Kerry are shaping is something we do at peermusic as well, so I know we’re going to be great partners. Nigel and I are both huge believers in their approach and look forward to working with them on achieving success around the globe.”
Said Elderton: “Linda has influenced a generation of songwriters and I’m a huge fan of her work. I’m thrilled Kathy and I were able to work together to bring Linda to peermusic as well as start what I’m sure will be a fruitful partnership with Linda, Kerry and the We Are Hear team. There are many exciting opportunities for them to succeed in the UK and global markets and it’s wonderful that peermusic will be a part of that,”
said Linda Perry and Kerry Brown in a joint statement: “Kerry and I started We Are Hear because we believe in music, we believe in community and we believe in empowering artists. In order to effect change, you need to look for partners that have the same beliefs. We are excited to have found this partnership with Kathy, Nigel and the Peermusic team. Together, we will create a unique model for the future generation of songwriters.”
Linda Perry’s first hit “What’s Up” was a global sensation and, since then, she’s written songs for artists such as Pink, Adele, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys. She was a 2015 inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
We Are Hear is a combination record label, publishing house, and management company.
The firm is based in Los Angeles – with three recording studios and a vinyl pressing plant.
[Pictured: Linda Perry and Kerry Brown. Credit: Kristin Burns]Music Business Worldwide