Partnership boosts alternatives to music licensing
Chrysalis Music Group USA has pacted with the bicoastal production house the Lodge to create new versions of Chrysalis’ publishing catalog for film, TV and ads.The arrangement comes as media seek alternatives to licensing original masters of classic compositions, and will supply Chrysalis with a one-stop source for re-recorded versions of its material. The publisher’s copyrights include material by veteran acts like David Bowie, Blondie, Billy Idol and Richard Marx and contemporary artists such as Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket, OutKast, TV on the Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Chrysalis Music USA president Kenny McPherson said, “This partnership shows our commitment to increasing the Chrysalis catalog’s accessibility in an effort to better coordinate our creative undertaking with the agencies.” The Lodge operates studios in New York and Venice, CA. and a mastering house in New York. IMO, the management and production company headed by former Sony Music chairman Don Ienner, holds a stake in the company.