New York, 30th March 2022 Partisan Records, the Brooklyn-headquartered independent music group with offices in London, has announced the launch of a new music publishing division, Left Music.
Led by Founder & President Craig Michie, Left Music is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and Portland, Oregon. The company is home to a catalogue of over 1500 copyrights, which include music from – Elizabeth Fraser, Novo Amor, UNKLE, Vicky Nguyen (Paul McCartney, Anderson Paak, Free Nationals, Channel Tres), Josh Crocker (Kali Uchis, Celeste, Pip Millett) and Kate Bollinger (Kanye West). The company will operate as a standalone music publishing company, working in tandem with and embodying the same collective values as Partisan Records.
The company has also signed a global administration agreement with Sony Music Publishing UK to provide its services on behalf of Left Music’s entire roster.
Craig Michie said, “We define ourselves by what we do for our writers, we are ever present. I think sometimes people forget that songwriters are actually people. We believe an inspired and supported songwriter leads to fantastic songs that are cherished. Left Music is close with its people. In the great times we hug, in the bad times we hug. We live by helping our writers realise their ambitious dreams. Sony Music Publishing has also been an incredible sibling to us; their professionalism and support is unrivalled and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Tim Major and the SMP team.”
Tim Major, co-Managing Director, Sony Music Publishing UK added, “What Craig and the team at Left is creating is truly special. I could tell from our very first meeting that the strong work ethic and intensely songwriter-focused ethos that Craig has lived by would be at the very core of the company and I knew then that we had to work with them. Left Music means what it says from the heart.”
Tim Putnam, Founder and CEO of Partisan Records said, “We were looking to start a publishing company for a while and had a clear vision of what we wanted that publishing company to be. In meeting Craig, it all just felt natural, and what we collectively stand for related to values is the same. Left serves Left, and Partisan serves Partisan, working in tandem to serve the writers / artists first and foremost. We A&R to add value, perspective, and opportunities for our clients with their best interests in mind. That is what being artist friendly is all about.”