Slicing Edge Media Music (CEMM) has acquired a majority curiosity in White Stork, the publishing firm of award-winning UK composer Tom Howe.
CEMM didn’t disclose the monetary phrases of the funding, though it mentioned that the deal is geared toward increasing the White Stork enterprise.
CEMM’s collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Tom Howe has produced authentic music for over 80 Emmy and BAFTA-winning dramas and documentaries, together with reveals similar to Ted Lasso, The Nice British Bake Off and Daisy Jones & The Six, in addition to main movement footage, similar to Warner Bros. Marvel Lady and Legends of Tarzan.
As a songwriter, Howe has additionally written quite a lot of worldwide High 40 hits. He most lately co-wrote the tune Fought & Misplaced alongside Sam Ryder and Jamie Hartman that was featured within the penultimate episode of Ted Lasso’s last season.
“It’s nice to be working with Slicing Edge Media Music and Tamsin Dove on this new enterprise. They each have a lot expertise and I’m massively excited to see what we will accomplish collectively,” Howe mentioned.
White Stork, which boasts studios in London and Los Angeles, will publish all of Tom Howe’s future work following the deal.
“This artistic and strategic partnership brings Slicing Edge Media Music one step nearer to its long-term objective of changing into the pre-eminent media music writer and companies supplier on the earth.”
Philip Moross, Slicing Edge Group
Slicing Edge Group founder and CEO Philip Moross added: “We’re excited to be working with such a high-caliber expertise as Tom Howe. This artistic and strategic partnership brings Slicing Edge Media Music one step nearer to its long-term objective of changing into the pre-eminent media music writer and companies supplier on the earth. I’m thrilled to have Tamsin Dove on board main the workforce, her experience with main worldwide broadcasters as each licensor and licensee is a big asset to our world groups.”
Along with the stake sale between CEMM and White Stork, the pair additionally intend to kind a three way partnership led by Slicing Edge Chief Business Officer Tamsin Dove, who joined the corporate in September.
In his new position, Dove will lead bespoke music manufacturing and licensing for the group throughout CEMM’s London and LA workplaces and handle the various, hand-selected roster of award-winning composers.
Dove beforehand served as Head of Tv for UK and APAC at world music writer, Audio Community. In that position, he secured and managed offers with Amazon, BBC, ITV, C5, C4, Discovery, Disney, Turner, and Netflix. Dove has licensed music for main movement footage like The 355, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Logan, and profitable TV reveals together with Married at First Sight, Upright, Emmerdale, Shetland, 4 in a Mattress, and High of the Lake.
He has additionally labored intently with quite a lot of musicians together with; Rag’n’Bone Man, Tokio Myers, Maroon 5 and music legends Neil Diamond, The Proclaimers, and Earth, Wind & Fireplace.
“By combining Slicing Edge’s rising high-caliber again catalogue, with the bespoke music companies underneath Tom Howe’s helm, we’re on monitor for changing into the main full-service music supplier internationally.”
Tamsin Dove, Slicing Edge
“I’m humbled and thrilled to be working with each Slicing Edge Media Group and Tom Howe and main this new enterprise. By combining Slicing Edge’s rising high-caliber again catalogue, with the bespoke music companies underneath Tom Howe’s helm, we’re on monitor for changing into the main full-service music supplier internationally,” mentioned Dove.
The acquisition of White Stork provides to CEMM’s in depth catalog of music from well-liked movies and TV sequence, together with Hollywood blockbusters similar to The King’s Speech and Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing, Missouri, in addition to high-profile video video games like Cyberpunk 2077.
These belongings can be found for licensing for media and types by means of the White Stork workforce.
CEMM is a unit of Slicing Edge Group, which offers music for various types of media together with movie, televisions, video video games, promoting and Broadway throughout its publishing, label, companies, and advertising verticals. It owns and controls the music IP in a number of the hottest media properties and franchises globally.
CEMM acts as a financier, writer, report label and has offered a variety of music companies to over 1,000 characteristic movies, television reveals, musical theatre productions and video video games, together with such movies and tv reveals together with Stranger Issues, Bridgerton, The King’s Speech, Drive, Star Trek: Discovery, Fury, John Wick, Sicario, Whiplash, Hacksaw Moonlight Ridge, and The Strolling Lifeless, in addition to Broadway reveals like Matilda, The Coloration Purple, Anastasia, and My Honest Woman.
CEMM’s manufacturers embrace Lakeshore Information (Soundtrack Label), Music.Movie (movie & TV music licensing platform), Broadway Information (musical theater label), Slicing Edge Music Publishing (music writer), 12on12 (specialty vinyl), CEG Analytics (royalty monitoring & evaluation), and most lately, White Stork (customized music home).
The acquisition of White Stork provides to CEMM’s in depth catalog of music from well-liked movies, TV sequence, and video video games. These belongings can be found for licensing by means of the White Stork workforce.
CEMM, a division of Slicing Edge Group, focuses on music for varied media platforms and operates as a financier, writer, and report label. The corporate has offered music companies to quite a few characteristic movies, TV reveals, musical theater productions, and video video games. Their manufacturers embrace Lakeshore Information, Music.Movie, Broadway Information, Slicing Edge Music Publishing, 12on12, CEG Analytics, and the lately acquired White Stork.
CEMM’s acquisition of White Stork follows its eight-figure cope with pop songwriter and producer Jamie Hartman in Could and the acquisition of a significant movie music catalog from First Rating Music Ltd. in March.
The corporate secured $125 million for music publishing rights acquisitions in collaboration with associates of Blantyre Capital in 2022 and obtained a further $100 million from banks led by Pinnacle Monetary Companions in February 2023.
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