Hein Van Der Ree Joins Brett Gurewitz, Lionel Conway At Mothership Music Publishing
July 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM (PT)
HEIN VAN DER REE has teamed up with ANTI-/EPITAPH CEO BRETT GUREWITZ and former ISLAND MUSIC/MAVERICK executive LIONEL CONWAY as a partner in the independent music publisher MOTHERSHIP.
HEIN VAN DER REE has become a partner in MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING. VAN DER REE, who recently left authors rights society BUMASTEMRA after a six-year tenure as its CEO, adds significant international experience to MOTHERSHIP and will accelerate its establishment as a global and powerful independent music publishing company.
MOTHERSHIP was launched over three years ago with an emphasis on nurturing and developing independent songwriters and artists by guiding them through a rapidly changing music industry. MOTHERSHIP now represents a growing group of songwriters and artists such as TOM WAITS, BAD RELIGION, ANDY SHAUF, SON LITTLE, JESCA HOOP, AUTOLUX and FALLING IN REVERSE, among others.
"The position of songwriters is always fragile and needs to be protected vigorously," VAN DER REE said. "I am proud to have represented and defended the interests of the international community of authors and composers in my role as CEO of BUMASTEMRA. MOTHERSHIP’s set-up is the perfect incubator to develop songwriters and artists in our dynamic industry. With deep knowledge of the international music industry I will now use my experience to further the global careers of the songwriters and artists signed to MOTHERSHIP. I have known BRETT and LIONEL for a very long time and I have tremendous respect for their track record as professionals in the music industry. I am very excited about joining them in MOTHERSHIP and developing the venture together in the coming years."
“HEIN and I have worked together successfully in the past," CONWAY said. "He is both an industry leader and innovator. I'm very excited about him being on board the MOTHERSHIP.”
"HEIN VAN DER REE is a music executive of unparalleled knowledge and skill," GUREWITZ said. "We've had a lot of wonderful successes together over the years, in business and friendship, and I look forward to more of the same as he joins LIONEL and I in our publishing venture.”