Spirit Music Group has acquired the publishing catalog of Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi.
The agreement encompasses a large portion of DioGuardi’s back catalog.
Among the songs included in the deal are the hits Sober by P!NK (No.1 Adult Pop 40), Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson (No.6 Adult Pop 40), and Undo It by Carrie Underwood (No.1 Country Airplay).
Kara DioGuardi’s credits include work with artists such as P!nk, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Faith Hill, Santana and many more.
She has won 21 BMI awards, including BMI’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year award. She’s had over 320 songs released by major labels, 150 songs on Platinum selling albums, and over 50 charting singles.
In addition to her success as a songwriter, DioGuardi is also a record producer, record executive, music publisher and author.
She was a judge on two seasons of American Idol, starred as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago, and is a current board member of the MLC.
Spirit Music Group have had a string of acquisitions and signing announcements over the past year.
In January, Spirit Music Group executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron formed Lyric Capital Group to take ownership of Spirit Music Group and secure a recapitalization of over $350 million.
“Her song catalog is full of evergreen hits that people will continue to love and listen to for many, many years to come.”
Jon Singer, Spirit Music Group
Jon Singer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group said: “Kara is an exceptionally talented songwriter whose songs have and continue to define an era in pop music.
“Her song catalog is full of evergreen hits that people will continue to love and listen to for many, many years to come.
“It’s not every day you get a chance to participate in a catalog like that so we’re very happy and we’re honored to be the stewards of such a special collection of music.”
“When I met with Jon and the Spirit team, it was obvious that they take a music-first approach to publishing.”
Kara DioGuardi added: “When I met with Jon and the Spirit team, it was obvious that they take a music-first approach to publishing.
“That confirmed for me that Spirit would be the best place for these songs.”
“There were a lot of different partners we considered for this deal, but in the end Kara and I both felt confident that Spirit was the best one.”
“Stephen Finfer, ArtHouse Entertainment
Stephen Finfer, ArtHouse Entertainment added: “There were a lot of different partners we considered for this deal, but in the end Kara and I both felt confident that Spirit was the best one to continue to build on her music’s already incredible legacy, and help her songs reach a new generation of fans.”
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