Imagem Music USA and Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music announced today a worldwide music publishing deal for representation of the Elvis Presley catalogue, effective January 1, 2012. The impressive Presley catalogue, co-owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and the families of the late, great publishing giants, Jean and Julian Aberbach, includes over 1,000 songs that have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and other legendary entertainers. The timeless hits in the catalogue include “All Shook Up,” “Love Me Tender,” “A Little Less Conversation,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Return to Sender,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” among many others.
Songs from the catalogue include some of the most sought-after for commercials, television shows, movie trailers and soundtracks around the world.
Recently, “A Little Less Conversation” was included in the Dreamworks animated film Megamind; “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is featured in the current film, Like Crazy; “Jailhouse Rock” was utilized for a television commercial for Fiat; and “Fever” could be heard in a spot for Brazil's leading fashion retailer C&A, just to name a few.
We are grateful that Elvis created such a significant amount of music during his lifetime,” stated Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. “It’s impressive how it continues to resonate with people around the world as new generations discover the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
In a joint statement, André de Raaff, CEO of Imagem Music Group and Richard Stumpf, President of Imagem Music USA said, “Elvis Presley defines Rock ‘n’ Roll, and his songs are loved all over the world. We are thrilled and honored to represent such a legendary body of work on a global basis, where we will ensure the songs are promoted and managed in a manner suitable for the king."