Nikki Sixx Signs Deal With Downtown Music


January 13, 2009

Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing.

Downtown will serve as the worldwide publishing administrator for Sixx’s complete song catalogue, including Motley Crue singles Shout At The Devil and Girls Girls Girls.

The new partnership with Downtown also includes exclusive sync rights to the original Motley Crue master recording catalogue.

Downtown has also entered into a master-use sync licensing agreement with Eleven Seven Music, of which Sixx is president. In addition to all of the original Motley Crue masters, the label’s catalogue includes releases by artists such as Sixx:A.M., Trapt and Drowning Pool.

“We are extremely honored to represent the songs of Nikki Sixx, one of the greatest rock songwriters of our generation,” says Downtown Music president Justin Kalifowitz.

“Through this innovative partnership, Nikki’s publishing copyrights and Motley’s master recordings will now be marketed and promoted in lock-step. Combined with Eleven Seven’s premier roster, we can now offer the licensing community a destination for the best in both iconic and contemporary rock music.”

Sixx adds, “In a time of industry consolidation, signing with a boutique publisher who can focus on thousands of songs instead of millions is just smart business.”

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