Concord Bicycle Music, based in Beverly Hills, New York City and Nashville, is comprised of Concord Music Group and The Bicycle Music Company. Concord Music Group is the division of Concord Bicycle Music that primarily manages the company’s recorded music activities, while The Bicycle Music Company oversees publishing and licensing.
Concord’s portfolio of more than 10,000 active album recordings includes at least 370 RIAA certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum releases (including two of only 125 RIAA Diamond® albums, attesting to USA consumer sales in excess of 10 million units). Its collection also includes 244 Grammy® winners (5.8% of the Grammy® awards ever presented in the 59-year history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).
Its master recording catalog features works by AFI, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, George Benson, The Brand New Heavies, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, The Connells, Creed, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Drowning Pool, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Vince Guaraldi, Isaac Hayes, Kenny G, Carole King, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Steve Martin, Nickel Creek, Nine Inch Nails, The Offspring, The Pharcyde, R.E.M., Robert Plant, Raffi, Otis Redding, Joan Sebastian, Seether, Paul Simon, The Skyliners, Social Distortion, The Staple Singers, James Taylor, George Thorogood, Tone-Loc, Brenton Wood and Young MC. A small sampling of the company’s active recording relationships includes James Taylor, Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Seether, Prophets of Rage, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Sarah Jarosz, Valerie June, Melissa Etheridge, The Record Company, Dave Koz, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny G, The Revivalists, Starset, I Prevail, Pierce The Veil, St. Vincent and Marilyn Manson.
The company’s celebrated family of labels includes Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Craft, Fantasy, Fearless, Kidz Bop, Loma Vista, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Razor & Tie, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Telarc, Vanguard, Vee-Jay and Wind-up.
Bicycle Music’s songbook includes over 130,000 copyrighted works and more than 750 Billboard® chart hits, featuring the standards Always On My Mind, Bad Moon Rising, Because of You, Born On The Bayou, Bring Me To Life, Bust A Move, Come On Get Happy, Crossroads Blues, Down On The Corner, Eye of the Tiger, Fortunate Son, Guantanamera, Guitars Cadillacs, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Hang On Sloopy, Hurt, Ironic, Lady Sings The Blues, The Letter, Let Your Love Flow, Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Man In The Mirror, Proud Mary, Sister Christian, Slow Ride, Stand By Your Man, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, This Is How We Do It, Time After Time, The Wanderer, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Who’ll Stop The Rain, Wild Thing and the Tony® Grammy® Pulitzer® winner A Chorus Line.
The Bicycle Music songwriter portfolio contains works by Roy Ayers, Marty Balin, Glen Ballard, Sammy Cahn, Wes Farrell, The Fixx, John Fogerty, Foghat, Marvin Hamlisch, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Montell Jordan, Josh Kelley, Cyndi Lauper, Ernie Maresca, Marilyn Manson, Ben Moody, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Jim Peterik, Plain White T’s, Sonny Rollins, Pete Seeger and Third Eye Blind.
Concord Bicycle Music is owned by Barings Alternative Investments, Sound Investors, and seventy institutional and individual partners, including forty members of the company’s management team. Barings Alternative Investments is a leading investor in intellectual property assets including music, other copyrights, filmed content and patents and trademarks.