Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights, representing nearly 900,000 songs, composed works, plays, musicals and active recordings.
Headquartered in Nashville with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Miami and staff in Toronto, Tokyo and Melbourne, Concord’s repertoire is licensed in virtually every country and territory worldwide.
CONCORD RECORDED MUSIC
Concord Recorded Music is comprised of multiple active labels whose artist rosters each span many musical genres. The frontline labels consist of Concord, Concord Jazz, Easy Eye Sound, Fantasy Records, Fearless Records, KIDZ BOP, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Records.
Together the labels release an exciting slate of unique albums each year from current artists like Action Bronson, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah, The Avett Brothers, Billy Strings, Boney James, Chase Atlantic, Common, Denzel Curry, Early James, esperanza spalding, Ghost, Ice Nine Kills, I Prevail, James Taylor, koRn, Margo Price, Manchester Orchestra, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Nubya Garcia, Pierce the Veil, Robert Glasper, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Ruston Kelly, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Ferrell, Seether, She & Him, Soccer Mommy, St. Vincent, Steve Perry, Tanya Tucker, Tears For Fears, The Arcs, The Pretty Reckless, The Offspring, The Revivalists, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Valerie June, Wage War and many more.
Concord Recorded Music is home to the #1 kids’ music brand, KIDZ BOP, which has sold 23 million albums and generated 8 billion streams globally since its 2001 launch. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. The brand also has its own dedicated channel on SiriusXM – KIDZ BOP Radio (Channel 79), where it’s all KIDZ BOP, all the time. The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for 11 years, currently record in five different languages.
The company’s historical labels are managed by its Craft Recordings team and include such storied imprints as Fania, Independiente, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Pablo, Prestige, Riverside, Savoy, Specialty, Stax, Telarc, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay, Victory and Wind-up. The label is home to the essential recordings of artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, R.E.M., Joan Baez, Little Richard, Joan Sebastian, Traveling Wilburys, Otis Redding, Jewel, The Fania All-Stars, Isaac Hayes, Seether, Taking Back Sunday, Young MC, John Lee Hooker, Danny Elfman, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Ronnie Milsap, Evanescence, Nine Inch Nails, Hans Zimmer and hundreds more.
Concord’s master recording portfolio contains more than 275,000 active song recordings and includes over 300 GRAMMY® winners and over 400 Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum and Diamond RIAA certifications.
CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING
Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its A&R, Synchronization and Marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house Copyright, Licensing, Income Tracking and Royalty departments.
Based in Nashville with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Berlin, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 600,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists.
Concord’s current roster includes such chart-topping and critically acclaimed songwriters as The 1975, Glen Ballard, Tyler Bates, Fiona Bevan, BIA, Jason Robert Brown, Tofer Brown, Daft Punk, Chase + Status, Cautious Clay, Jacob Collier, Denzel Curry, James Earp, Noah Goldstein, Ruston Kelly, Tom Kitt, Daniel Lanois, Hillary Lindsey, Duff McKagan, Josh Miller, Oh Wonder, Justin Parker, Steve Robson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Biff Stannard, Varren Wade, Walshy Fire, Tion Wayne and Yola.
Concord represents the catalogs of songwriting legends such as Benny Blanco, Sammy Cahn, Phil Collins, Willie Colón, John Fogerty, Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar Hammerstein II, Imagine Dragons, Robert Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Napes, Pink Floyd, Trent Reznor, Richard Rodgers, Santigold, Joan Sebastian, Pete Seeger, Nikki Sixx and Ryan Tedder.
Concord Music Publishing is home to the world’s leading classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski Music Publishing, which includes the works of renowned composers John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Eric Whitacre.
Concord invested in PULSE Music Group in 2020, forming an exclusive joint venture and reaffirming its commitment to developing frontline pop hits. PULSE’s current songwriter roster includes James Blake, Cordae, Trevor Daniel, El-P, Tyler Johnson, Kehlani, Bonnie McKee, OZ, Rich The Kid, Starrah, Ty Dolla $ign, and YEBBA.
Concord Music Publishing has also launched the new, Nashville-based talent and creative development venture Hang Your Hat Music, in partnership with GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM awarded songwriter Hillary Lindsey.
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. It is the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production. Concord also develops, licenses and co-produces musicals and plays for first-class productions such as HADESTOWN (Tony Award), OKLAHOMA! (2019 revival, Tony Award), JAGGED LITTLE PILL, SIX, COMPANY (2020 revival) and PASS OVER on Broadway.
Concord Theatricals’ exemplary creative roster features works by Edward Albee, Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Jeremy O. Harris, Kander & Ebb, Tom Kitt, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlow & Moss, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson.
Concord Theatricals’ musicals include A CHORUS LINE, ANASTASIA, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CATS, DREAMGIRLS, EVITA, FUNNY GIRL, GREASE, GYPSY, HADESTOWN, HAIR, HELLO DOLLY!, IN THE HEIGHTS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, OKLAHOMA!, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SIX, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Concord Theatricals’ Plays include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, AUGUST WILSON’S THE CENTURY CYCLE, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, DETROIT ’67, EURYDICE, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, LOST IN YONKERS, THE NORMAL HEART, OUR TOWN, PASS OVER, SLAVE PLAY, TRUE WEST and THE WOLVES.
Concord Theatricals has brand partnerships with ABC/Disney, Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon and Peanuts.
Concord Originals is Concord’s narrative content creation division. The team develops and produces stories anchored by Concord’s artists, music and theatrical works. Concord Originals takes a proactive, narrative-driven approach to each project and partners with A-list storytellers to produce premium content for screen and beyond. The division’s slate is comprised of feature films, series, documentaries and podcasts, including remakes and re-imaginings of properties from Concord’s iconic portfolio.
Concord Originals executive produced Billie, a documentary about Billie Holiday which premiered at Telluride Film Festival in 2019. The division is in development on several major screen projects based on iconic musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein: a TV series reimagining of Oklahoma!, which Concord Originals is producing alongside Skydance TV, a remake of The King and I with Temple Hill at Paramount Pictures and a contemporary take on Flower Drum Song with Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD and Janet Yang Productions. Recently announced projects include a scripted limited series adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella with Skydance TV and Nuyorican Productions as part of a larger partnership established earlier in 2022; a multi-part docuseries about the legendary Stax Records for HBO which is executive produced by Academy Award® winner Ezra Edelman; and two documentary features in production with White Horse Pictures that Concord Originals has co-financed (Shari & Lamb Chop and an untitled biopic about celebrated musician, Billy Preston). Also among the division’s active slate of projects are an elevated genre film inspired by the music of blues legend Robert Johnson and a scripted podcast that tells the story behind the classic Mexican ballad Peregrina with Prodigal Entertainment.
Concord is a private company funded by long-term institutional capital and members of Concord’s management team. At the forefront of intellectual property valuation, acquisition and utilization, the Concord investment underscores the partners’ belief in the lasting and appreciating global value of superior original creative content.