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October 15, 2020

Bates Meyer is assisting the family of influential singer and R&B pioneer Nappy Brown in recovering royalty rights.  Most recently, Brown’s recording for the historic Savoy Label “Open Up That Door” has been running in a national Google TV commercial. …

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September 22, 2020

The 1947 Marl Young composition “My Jockey Knows How To Ride” from Young’s Sunbeam Records has been licensed by Bates Meyer for use in the documentary “Mama Gloria.”  The film debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 14-25) in…

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September 8, 2020

The Open Sky Music Foundation is pleased to announce the commission of four jazz pieces for Big Bear Lake’s respected MountainTop Strings under the direction of cellist Sharon Rizzo.  Arranger Jared Storz will be creating arrangements for this group of…

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August 12, 2020

Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts is participating in a live stream on August 27, at 5:00pm PST from the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, California, on behalf of the Jazz Organ Fellowship.  He’ll be joining Hammond organ virtuoso Chester “CT”…

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July 1, 2020

The new HBO series “Perry Mason” uses a vintage composition and track by Lonnie Johnson (episode airing July 5).  The tune “Uncle Ned Don’t Use Your Head”  is heard drifting out from a 1930s Hollywood bungalow.  According to HBO, this…

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June 22, 2020

Bates Meyer, Inc. is handling the music clearance and licensing for an upcoming documentary from award-winning civil rights director Sam Pollard.  “MLK/FBI” details the scope of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Based on newly…

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June 2, 2020

According to the jam-band website Grateful Web, “Canadian ball-of-fire beacon of the blues scene Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is set to add to his stack of multi-award-winning albums with the release of ‘Go, Just Do It!’ — available June 12,…

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May 1, 2020

Community Bank, a regional bank in the Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida area has extended its license of the Ted Hawkins composition and recording (Rounder/Concord) of "Bring It On Home" for a series of TV ads to begin airing on May…

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April 10, 2020

Diane Schuur’s first new CD in six years is due for official release on May 8, 2020 by Jazzheads Music Group.  Entitled “Running On Faith,” tracks are available now for digital download and streaming. Performing on piano throughout, the vocalist…

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April 4, 2020

The Shifty Henry classic composition “Let Me Go Home Whiskey” first made famous by singer/pianist Amos Milburn was licensed for the History Channel series “Project Blue Book.”  The program chronicles the real-life, US Air Force sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena…

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