Company of the Month: PEN Music Group, Inc.

11th March 2021

Awarded Indie Music Publisher of the Year (2019) by the Association Of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP – L.A. Chapter), PEN Music Group, Inc. has operated as a full-service independent music publishing company since 1994 when Michael Eames co-founded it as an alternative to the large multinational publishers. That independent spirit infuses everything they do.  They provide one-on-one attention to their clients and leverage their worldwide network of both administrative and creative relationships to maximize the value of the copyrights they represent.  They are particularly active in the pitching and licensing of all genres of music to film/TV/commercials.

PEN is honored to work with the catalogues of writer/artists including Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman; Blues Music Awards-winners Walter Trout and Doug MacLeod; Lizz Wright; Gina Schock (The Go-Gos); and Raining Jane, among many others. They also proudly represent writer/producers such as:  the Ivor Novello Award-winner Pam Sheyne; Emmy®-nominated lyricist Amy Powers; 2021 Grammy®-nominated Sam Barsh and Dennis Hamm, Max Billion, Grammy®-nominated duo Josh Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton (p/k/a JoLi) and Todd Wright, among others.  Their most iconic songs are “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” (from DIRTY DANCING), “All Of Me” (Billie Holiday), “Everything Is Awesome!” (from THE LEGO MOVIE) and “Genie In A Bottle” (Christina Aguilera).

PEN’s songs have been released on albums by artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc, Jason Mraz, Logic, the GLEE cast, Selena Gomez, Seal, A$AP Ferg, Miley Cyrus, Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, k.d. lang, Santana, Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Paulina Rubio, Macy Gray, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Bonnie Raitt, and Luther Vandross, among countless others.

PEN also proudly represents a developing roster of independent and up-and-coming bands and artists that includes Mikey Wax, Jessica Childress, ShyBoy, littleDNGR, Jasmine Ash, James Day, Sam Morrow and Oshima Brothers, among numerous others. They are also partners with companies such as Secret Road Music Publishing and videogame company Zenimax Media, Inc. (Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom franchises).  Their catalogue spans every musical genre from jazz standards, pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop to folk, Latin, world music, and film and video game scores.