Blue Note Signs Deal with Boosey and Hawkes
Blue Note just signed a synchronization deal with Boosey and Hawkes, publishers of classical and jazz music, that will give Boosey ownership over global synchronization of the celebrated EMI jazz imprint.
“We knew Blue Note’s 70th anniversary this year represented a unique opportunity for synchronization of the label’s legendary recordings,” said EMI Music Worldwide executive VP of brand partnerships, licensing and synch Cynthia Sexton.
“Boosey & Hawkes has a great track record and unique specialization in the jazz genre for synch, and we are pleased to have them give the Blue Note repertoire a full-court press approach.”
The agreement will provide greater publishing and master synch flexibility for Blue Note, with Boosey providing both master recording sourcing and clearance for already existing jazz copyrights.
“Blue Note Records is a legendary label that has been instrumental in charting the course of jazz history and, alongside our existing classical roster, and the fact that we are continuing to strengthen our contemporary music offering, we are now able to provide an extremely diverse and compelling service to our many synch clients,” said Boosey & Hawkes head of consultancy Natasha Baldwin.
Blue Note is famous for representing such legendary jazz artists as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk. The imprint is currently in its 70th anniversary year and just released Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records to commemorate the milestone.