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Barbara Brown – Got To Be Somebody

Barbara Brown never had an LP release during her lifetime. Here is an approximation of what one might have sounded like. Like so many soul acts, Barbara Brown’s career was defined by a slow and sometimes interrupted stream of singles. Often alongside the Browns – her sisters Roberta, Betty and Maurice – she had releases… Read more »

Craig Finn – I Need A New War

“As with most of Finn’s solo records…its storytelling is just as sharp and squalid and granular as ever.” -Stereogum “Noir-story mode…expansive new sound textures.” -Rolling Stone With the release of Craig Finn‘s album I Need A New War (Partisan Records), the Hold Steady frontman completes a trilogy of solo albums with producer/collaborator Josh Kaufman (The National, Hiss Golden Messenger, Walter Martin, Josh Ritter) and engineer… Read more »

Words & Music Welcomes Jamie Drake!

Please join us in welcoming Jamie Drake to the Words & Music / Big Deal Music Group family! After a decade behind-the-scenes in Los Angeles, co-writing and collaborating with the likes of Jim James, Peter Yarrow and Moby (in addition to lending her vocal talents to various industry projects, including the theme song to the… Read more »

Words & Music- Expanded Deal With Jowcol Music

Jowcol Music announced that they have expanded a deal in the US with Words & Music (a division of Big Deal Music Group) to include mechanical licensing in addition to a YouTube collection and non-exclusive sync services agreement with the independent publisher.  Jowcol Music Inc. was established over 50 years ago by John Coltrane and controls the… Read more »

Words & Music Welcomes Gary Numan

Check out the full Billboard press release HERE! Big Deal Music Publishing Group announced that they have signed a deal with electronic music icon Gary Numan to exclusively represent the artist’s seminal work including the hit songs “Cars” and “Are Friends Electric,” from the albums The Pleasure Principle and Replicas respectively. Mr. Numan is widely… Read more »