NEWS

  • 16 Dec

    Defend writers’ songs were heard in ads for Fitbit, Copa Airlines, Honda, Rexona, Prudential, Spar, Sonos, Vita, Dignity Health and more. There were countless TV, film and game placements as well, with songs featured in the movies North, Paterson, The Congressman, Blood in the Water and more; TV shows Bloodline, Conviction, F*ck That’s Delicious, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Goliath, Broad City, Shameless, Silicon Valley, King of the Road, Atlanta, Black-ish and many more; video games Watch Dogs 2, Just Cause 3, NBA2k17 and more; plus Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings performed “100 Days 100 Nights” onscreen in the season finale of Netflix’s Luke Cage.

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  • 6 Dec

    On Sunday December 11th, Join Women in Music at Apogee’s studios in Santa Monica, as we celebrate women making moves in music and technology! Curated and hosted by our very own Erin Barra, Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music and creator of Beats By Girlz.

  • 6 Dec

    Happy Grammy nom day! Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” featuring “Freedom” cowritten by Now-Again Records writer Frank Tirado, is up for album of the year, and “Freedom” is up for best rap/sung performance! Weezer’s self-titled album, featuring “Wind In Our Sail” cowritten by Scott Chesak, is nominated for best rock album! Congrats all! 🏆🏆🏆

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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 a 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 (Saun & Starr, 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.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality creative and administrative services, being there anytime our clients need us, and having the best catalog and roster of any publisher on earth.