Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, a partner in Manatt Entertainment, represented Toby and Molly Music LLC in the creation of a new publishing company.
The company will offer unique opportunities for writer- and artist-friendly deals. Its first signee is country music songwriter Chase Wright. The venture is backed by Morris Higham Management, a music management, booking and production company.
Biederman additionally brought client Kobalt Music into the partnership. Kobalt will oversee administration services for the newly formed publishing company.
Biederman’s previous deals with Kobalt include leading deal negotiations for the company in its purchase of Songs Music Publishing in 2017, valued at over $150 million. He also represented Kobalt in negotiating a long-term global partnership with Daniel Glass’ Glassnote Records, a record label that counts Mumford and Sons and Childish Gambino among its roster of renowned artists.
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