EMI Pub And King Estate Enter Into Partnership
March 17, 2009 at 8:07 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING has reached an agreement to represent the intellectual property of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Under the terms of the long-term global deal with The KING Estate, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING will be charged with representing DR. KING’s words in recordings and music, as well as in ensuring the proper licensing and authorization of all usages of DR. KING’s words and image in online and in all digital media.
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING Chair./CEO ROGER FAXON commented, "This is one of the most exciting and important projects that EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING has ever taken on, and we are deeply honored to have been selected. We have been fortunate to represent some of the most important and influential music ever created, and have played a part in bringing those songs to the public and assuring that their creators are properly compensated for their use."
KING Estate Chair./Pres./CEO DEXTER S. KING added, "The King Estate is very proud of the new relationship with EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING. We have examined the ever-evolving, global, digital landscape and feel that EMI is best positioned to monitor and bring under compliance the unauthorized usages of DR. KING’s words and IP on the Internet and digital media. We welcome EMI’s new alliance with our managing agency IPM and feel confident this is a match in complementary skills and resources that will increase The KING Estate’s ability to preserve, perpetuate, and protect the great legacy of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR."