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The Bicycle Music Company was a music publishing company founded independently, and after growing for a number of years was merged with Concord Music Group in 2015. As of 2010, it owned or administered over 12,000 works from songwriters.
Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its a&r, synchronization and marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house copyright, licensing, income tracking and royalty departments.
Based in Nashville with offices in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami and New York, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 800,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists.
The Bicycle Music Company was founded by music publishing executive David Rosner, veteran of the CBS publishing division April/Blackwood Music and longtime publishing representative to singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. One of the company's early international hits was “Let Your Love Flow,” written by Neil Diamond's guitar technician, Larry E. Williams. Later, Rosner's son, Jonathan, joined Bicycle Music and expanded the company's contemporary writer relationships.
In 2005, Rosner sold Bicycle Music to Clear Channel Entertainment and the latter's newly formed music rights acquisition company Sound Investors, LLC, owned by Clear Channel Entertainment executive Stephen Smith.
A year later, Sound Investors contributed its interest in Bicycle to a new rights management partnership with Wood Creek Capital Management. By this time, Bicycle oversaw the publishing concerns of a catalog including Marvin Hamlisch, Glen Ballard (recorded by Michael Jackson and Alanis Morissette), and many others.
By 2010, Bicycle Music had purchased additional song catalogs including artists Cyndi Lauper, Tammy Wynette, Ozomatli, Marshall Goodman (co-wrote for Sublime and Long Beach All-Stars), Dwight Yoakam, Montell Jordan, and more. In April 2010, Bicycle acquired part of the TVT Records catalogue, including Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
In October 2013, The Bicycle Music Company acquired the catalogue of Wind-Up Records and partnered with Concord Music Group to distribute the catalogue.
Bicycle Music had completed over 100 publishing and master recording catalog deals by 2015.
The company partners with artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Eminem, Kid Rock, Christina Aguilera, Kat Edmonson, Demi Lovato, Evanescence, Alanis Morissette, Ruben Studdard, The Pharcyde.