07 January, 2016

The Bicycle Music Company Announces Worldwide Publishing Deal with the George Harrison Estate

The Bicycle Music Company announced today that it has entered into exclusive worldwide publishing agreements with the Estate of George Harrison, including the Harrisongs catalog, as well as the works of Dhani Harrison.

The administration agreement covers George Harrison’s songs from the Beatles’ White Album (1968, featuring "While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Abbey Road (1969, featuring "Something” and "Here Comes The Sun”) and Let It Be (1970, featuring "I Me Mine” and "For You Blue”), as well as solo albums such as All Things Must Pass (1970, featuring "My Sweet Lord” and "What Is Life”), Living In The Material World (1973, featuring "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”), Dark Horse (1974), Extra Texture (1975), Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976), George Harrison (1979), Somewhere In England (1981, featuring "All Those Years Ago”), Gone Troppo (1982), Cloud Nine (1987), Brainwashed (2002, featuring "Stuck Inside A Cloud”) and many more. The agreement also includes Harrison’s contributions to The Traveling Wilburys’ albums Volume 1 (1988, featuring "End of the Line” and "Handle With Care”) and Volume 3 (1990, featuring "Inside Out” and "She’s My Baby”).

"Dhani and I are happy to embark on this new partnership with Bicycle Music,” said Olivia Harrison, "and we are excited that Bicycle is truly enthusiastic about such a wide variety of music.”

"I could never have imagined, growing up on the songs of George Harrison, that I would someday have the privilege and responsibility of caring for these enduring works,” said Bicycle CEO, Jake Wisely. "These songs are a music publisher’s dream.”

The Estate has selected Bicycle to bring new creative opportunities and its diligent administration to the catalog. The arrangement puts Bicycle SVP of Creative, A&R and Sync, Michael Pizzuto, at the helm of a cherished legacy of songs.

"It’s an honor of the highest order to be working creatively with a musical legacy so profoundly influential and intimate to me,” said Pizzuto. "Beyond George’s most loved and well known hits there is a deep well of magic in the catalog, songs that so vividly reflect the light and shade of George’s mystical spirit and pop sensibility. It’s also exciting to be working with Dhani on his eclectic body of work as well as future projects.”

George Harrison scored music for the film Wonderwall (1968) and Dhani now carries that torch, having scored the 2012 film Beautiful Creatures with his band thenewno2. In addition to thenewno2, Dhani has recorded as Fistful of Mercy with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur, releasing the 2010 album, As I Call You Down on Dhani’s own Hot Records Ltd. His further film and television scores include The Divide, Seattle Road and Learning To Drive.

At over 400 songs, Bicycle’s oversight also includes certain songs of Ravi Shankar and Dark Horse Records artists Attitudes, Splinter and the Stairsteps, as well as the scores to various films produced by Harrison.

The Bicycle Music Company, a subsidiary of Concord Bicycle Music, is a globally influential independent music publisher, record label and rights manager focused on innovative marketing, creative services and administrative practices. Founded in 1974, The Bicycle Music Company is committed to exceptional growth on behalf of its songwriters, recording artists and investor partners.