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UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/23a)
SAVE THE DATE: GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED 11/23
Whoa, that's early. (9/21a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/23a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
Pub Crawling
REACH BRINGS THE POWER
12/8/20

Reach Music Publishing has acquired the full publishing and writer shares of Keith Shocklee, including global administration rights. The pubco previously had a long-term co-publishing deal with Shocklee.

The catalog sale includes the Grammy-nominated “Fight the Power,” which first appeared in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing before being included on Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet album.

The acquisition also covers Shocklee's classic rap catalog as a founding member of The Bomb Squad, his contributions to Ice Cube’s first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, and includes 40 songs performed by Public Enemy, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, 3rd Bass, Prophets Of Rage, The Prodigy and more.   

“Keith Shocklee, as a founding member of The Bomb Squad and its masterful ‘Wall of Sound’ production style, created an indelible mark on music. I'm grateful for Keith's trust in doing this deal,” shared Michael Closter, President and owner of Reach Music.

Keith Shocklee added, “I've known Mike Closter for almost 30 years. We have always done good business together, and I'm happy to have done this deal and to have my songs represented by Reach.”

Reach, and its affiliate Reach Global, administers and publishes the catalogs of Zac Brown, Common, Danzig, Ice-T, The Knack, Lisa Loeb, John Mayer, Public Enemy, Lindsey Stirling and more.