Peermusic has signed hit artist and songwriter Corey Hart to an exclusive global publishing administration agreement.
The deal is a joint signing between peermusic’s Canadian and American offices and encompasses Hart’s entire back and future catalog worldwide, including the hits Sunglasses at Night and Never Surrender.
Sony previously represented Hart’s catalog for the world excluding Canada, and now peermusic’s deal with Hart marks the first time he has agreed to a publishing deal that includes Canada.
Corey Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide by amassing nine consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, while scoring 32 top 40 singles in his native Canada (Including 12 – Top 10 Hits).
He´s Grammy nominated as well as an ASCAP, multiple Juno and Quebec ADISQ award winner.
The music publishing deal, which was put together by Hart’s long time lawyer and Partner and Chairman of the Music Industry Practice Group at Loeb & Loeb, John Frankenheimer, comes as part of an exciting new chapter of Corey Hart’s storied career.
Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2019 JUNO Awards, held in London, Ontario.
After 20 years away from the spotlight, Hart has also recorded a studio album, Dreaming Time Again, produced by Bob Ezrin and will embark on a major arena tour across Canada & Asia, his first since the 1980´s.
Dreaming Time Again is scheduled for release on May 3, and the first single went to radio on January 16.
Hart also recently released a Christmas single, Another December, which went reached Top 10 at AC radio and the holiday charts.
“Corey Hart is one of the most talented and accomplished figures in music, and he has left an indelible mark on popular music.”
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic Anglo American Region
Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Officer, peermusic Anglo American Region said: “Corey Hart is one of the most talented and accomplished figures in music, and he has left an indelible mark on popular music.
“Between his new record and the tour this spring, it’s a very exciting time in Corey’s career and I’m proud that peermusic will represent his music worldwide.”
“Few songwriters achieve the kind of global success that Corey has, so it’s an honour to welcome him to the peermusic family.”
Neville Quinlan, peermusic Canada
Neville Quinlan, Managing Director, peermusic Canada added: “Corey Hart is a true Canadian icon – his musical legacy and the incredible excitement that his new EP has generated is proof of that. Few songwriters achieve the kind of global success that Corey has, so it’s an honour to welcome him to the peermusic family.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with peermusic knowing that my career’s music repertoire including future songs are now in such trusted and capable hands.”
Corey Hart said: “I’m thrilled to be working with peermusic knowing that my career’s music repertoire including future songs are now in such trusted and capable hands.
“In the course of my many personal discussions with Kathy, Neville and the entire peermusic team, it became abundantly clear to me that their deep musical expertise and familial management style make them the ideal partner in helping me share my songwriting with the world.”Music Business Worldwide