Manatt's Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm's music practice, and Michael Rexford, a partner in the firm's entertainment and media practice, represented Downtown Music Publishing in its newly announced partnership with Booker T. Jones, negotiating a deal that covers Jones’ vast music publishing interests. The deal was covered by Billboard.
Under the terms of the agreement, the publication notes, Downtown has acquired Jones’ interest in all of his biggest hits, including “Green Onion,” which is listed as one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
“It is a great privilege to announce this partnership with Booker T. Jones,” said Justin Kalifowitz, CEO of Downtown. “It is a rare opportunity to work with someone whose storied career built the foundation of popular music and continues to inspire us with his songwriting and artistry today.”
Downtown is one of the world’s leading rights-management firms, with offices in major music markets around the world. Its catalog spans more than seven decades of popular music, encompassing artists including The Beatles, Hans Zimmer, The Kinks, Motley Crue, Social Distortion and One Direction.
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