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May 6, 2021

Bates Meyer handled the copyright and licensor research on "Delta Kream," the new album from rock titans The Black Keys released earlier this month. The music is gritty, juke-joint blues with material by John Lee Hooker, Mississippi Fred McDowell, RL…

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May 2, 2021

Diane Schuur stepped into Rancho Mirage Music People Recording studio on May 1 and 2 for vocal overdubs on a big band session for the Airmen Of Note. Sessions were filmed for social media and tracks will be a CD…

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April 20, 2021

Award-winning playwright David Robson has licensed rights from the family of Lonnie Johnson for the development of his stage play “Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson.”  Robson’s work for the stage has been hailed as…

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March 30, 2021

Ernie Watts travels to Colorado to participate in the Conference On World Affairs, described as a "festival of ideas," hosted by UC Boulder, April 5-11. In addition to a live streamed concert, Watts will also take part in a panel…

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February 20, 2021

Bates Meyer is handling the music clearance for a documentary short "Penny Wong Miss Chinatown 1948."  The film, produced by the Good Medicine Picture Company in San Francisco is the inaugural content for Chinatown Shorts, dedicated to telling compelling stories from…

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January 11, 2021

Two important compositions written by Otis Rush “Double Trouble” and “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” return to the Rush family publishing company as of January 2021.  These classics have been recorded over the years by artists such as Eric…

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December 14, 2020

On December 14, Grammy Winning vocalist Diane Schuur takes part in The Sandy and Susan Greenberg Prize to End Blindness.  This special streaming presentation honors doctors and scientists making strides in treatments for blindness.  Schuur, who was blind since birth…

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November 24, 2020

Bates Meyer handled copyright research for the album “Cypress Grove” by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes which today received two Grammy Nominations.  The project is nominated in the Traditional Blues Album category and a nomination nod also goes to Dan Auerbach (of…

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November 6, 2020

Grammy winning vocalist Diane Schuur was recently filmed at  a home concert for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.   The performance will be accessible on November 15 from the festival’s website.

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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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