Defend Music: From Jay Z and Kanye to Sharon Jones and EL-PDefend songwriters are involved in a multitude of projects with a variety of different artists. MORE
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- 2 Dec
We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
Additional memorial details will follow soon.
Check out the new album Yes Lawd! by NxWorries on Stones Throw Records!!! Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge bring the fire on this one.
Defend Music is a fast-growing L.A.-based music publishing company. Defend provides worldwide rights management and creative services to a roster of visionary songwriters and catalog owners.
Defend writers are regular presence on the Billboard 200 album sales charts, and we’ve had copyrights in No. 1 records including Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and Eminem’s “Marshall Mathers LP 2.” Defend’s songs are used constantly in film, TV, video games and commercials, including recent spots for Nike, Honda, Fitbit, Netflix, Dignity Health, Prudential, Keurig and Rexona. Our clients are the recipients of a number of Grammys, including the 2016 Grammy for Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.”
Our writers have collaborated with Mark Ronson, Kaskade, Kanye West, Lee Fields, Weezer, Anderson .Paak, Fetty Wap, Black Eyed Peas, Al Green, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Cee-Lo Green, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Eric Bellinger, Kevin Gates, Nas and many, many more pop music legends and contemporary stars.
Defend songwriter clients and their key projects include Grammy-winner Gabriel Roth (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), Nate Pyfer (Kaskade, The Moth & The Flame), Daniel Lynas (Kanye West, A$AP Rocky), Tommy Eichmann (The Knocks, Alex Winston), Aaron "Richez" Smith (Eric Bellinger, Trey Songz), Vincent John (Lee Fields & The Expressions, Young Rising Sons), Grammy-winner Wayne Gordon (Badbadnotgood), Grammy-winner Mark Colenburg (The Robert Glasper Experiment), Ryan Spraker (Eli "Paperboy" Reed), and Scott Chesak (Weezer, Gazzo). Artist clients include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Mark de Clive-Lowe, El-P, Desi Valentine, Mark Sultan, Midnight Magic, Pile, DJ Nobody, Johanna Warren, Ural Thomas & The Pain, Orenda Fink, and The Hood Internet.
Defend also represents the publishing catalogs of pathbreaking hip-hop label Stones Throw, iconic soul label Daptone Records, noted electronic labels Wonderwheel Recordings, Passe, and Bastard Jazz, indie rock catalog Mother West, and funk and soul reissue label Now-Again. We also manage master rights for some clients.