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Elvis Presley Songs Now With Imagem Music

November 17, 2011 | Other

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." 

Sirbalkan wrote on November 18, 2011
So NO SONY MUSIC anymore? Can someone explain me this?
Lawman wrote on November 18, 2011
This is about the publishing of stuff like sheet music. The copyright on the songs still belongs to Sony.
Tony C wrote on November 22, 2011
This has absolutely nothing to do with Sony, it is about the ownership of the song publishing rights. This involves the use of the songs in commercials, movies, etc, as well as the sheet music mentioned by Lawman. The exact details of the deal are stated in the article, so I fail to see how any legal action between EPE and Sony could be dragged into the story. Sony cannot give back any publishing rights to EPE because they never had any in the first place. A little knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing.