The Bicycle Music Company is a globally influential independent music publisher, record label and rights manager.  We are committed to innovative marketing, creative and administrative practices, promoting exceptional growth on behalf of our songwriters, recording artists and investor partners.

Bicycle-LogoWe are quick to identify opportunity in both hit songs and hidden gems, and provide personalized support to help songwriters and recording artists find greater success in a rapidly-changing music and media landscape.

The diversity of our catalog...spanning genres, territories and eras...builds an emotional connection with consumers of film, television, terrestrial and satellite radio, interactive games, recordings, downloads and streaming services: the full spectrum of traditional and modern digital media opportunity.

We are important enough to influence music users around the globe, but modest enough to provide thoughtful, personal attention to our songwriters, recording artists and clients.

Founded in 1974. Bigger and better than ever in 2014.

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Apr 14

Marchetti On The Rise With Neon Lights

Congrats to Bicycle Music emerging songwriter/producer Mario Marchetti on his co-written Top 40 pop radio smash, Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights" (Disney), as it hits #5 nationally and continues to grow globally!

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Feb 14

In Synch With Bicycle

As 2014 shifts into gear, Bicycle songs continue to be featured in all forms of visual media.  To name a few!

TELEVISION: ABC: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Back In The Game, Betrayal, Killer Women, Switched At Birth, Ravenswood. CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Mike And Molly, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-O, Person Of Interest, Elementary, Under The Dome, CSI. HBO: True Detective, Girls, 24/7. CW: Reign, The Originals, Beauty And The Beast, Hart Of Dixie. FOX: Bob's Burgers, American Idol. NBC: The Blacklist, The Voice, The Sing Off. SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan. FX: Sons Of Anarchy. MTV: Big Tips Texas, Degrassi.

FILM & TRAILERS: PARAMOUNT: The Wolf Of Wall Street, Nebraska. WARNER BROS: Grudge Match, 300:Rise Of An Empire. CBS FILMS: Inside Llewyn Davis. MAYA FORBES: Infinitely Polar Bear. UNIVERSAL: Ride Along, A Million Ways To Die In The West. 20th CENTURY FOX: Devil's Due, The Fault In Our Stars.

ADVERTISING: Chevy, Old Navy, Kraft, Firestone, Friskies, Fiber One, Target, Kelloggs, Post Shreddies.

VIDEO GAMES: Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, Rocksmith. 

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Jan 14

Blues Traveler Rides With Bicycle

The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates are proud to announce acquisition of the Blues Traveler publishing catalog.

Blues Traveler has sold almost 10 million records worldwide, set a record in 1996 becoming Billboard magazine's longest-charting single to date (with 49 straight weeks on the Hot 100 singles chart), won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for “Run-Around” and spearheaded the H.O.R.D.E tour. With its catalog of hits such as “Hook”, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Carolina Blues”, “But Anyway” and “Run-Around,” Blues Traveler built an incredibly loyal fan base around the world.

“We are looking forward to working with Bicycle. With their feet firmly on the pedals, we know they will keep it all rolling", said Blues Traveler’s front man John Popper.

“We are all huge fans of the band here at Bicycle Music. To be associated with songs like these that we all grew up hearing the band perform and the DJs play is fantastic," said Bicycle Co-President Steven Salm.

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Dec 13

Indie Publisher of the Year!

The Bicycle Music Company is proud to be named the 2013 Independent Music Publisher Of The Year. The honor was presented at the annual AIMP (Association Of Independent Music Publishers) holiday party, held at the BMI offices December 11th in Los Angeles.  Bicycle has enjoyed a stellar year of growth in all areas, thanks to hard work, passion...and most importantly...its ever evolving roster of talented songwriters and recording artists.

'Tis the season to say thank you!

31
Oct 13

Bicycle Acquires Wind-up Catalog

The Bicycle Music Company is proud to announce the acquisition of a stellar portfolio of master recording rights from Wind-up Records. Concurrently, Concord Music Group has entered into an arrangement to provide comprehensive label services for these and many other important Bicycle Music recordings.

The catalog includes all Wind-up master recordings and multimedia from Creed, Drowning Pool, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Seether and many more exceptional artists. Over the past 16 years, these recordings have earned seventy-six RIAA gold, platinum or multi-platinum award certifications. In addition to the catalog, the deal includes rights to new studio albums by certain of these artists.  

Making the annoucement, Bicycle's Steven Salm observes, "The acquisition of Wind-up's seminal catalog marks a record high investment year for The Bicycle Music Company, with more to come before 2013 closes out.  On behalf of my colleagues and our investors, we are grateful the Wind-up team chose us to represent these tremendously important alternative rock artists and records."

Read the full press release.

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Oct 13

MPCA Now A Bicycle Music Catalog

The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates are pleased to announce acquisition of the catalogs of The Music Publishing Company of America...the 100th transaction Bicycle has completed since it was acquired by its current management team in 2006!

Formed in 2005, MPCA grew quickly into a leading US independent publisher through agreements with Lehsem Music, Sunset Boulevard Entertainment, Sammy Cahn and Snuff Garrett Music. MPCA is also the proud owner and manager of the iconic Robert Johnson catalog. Johnson’s works such as “Sweet Home Chicago", “Crossroads” recorded by Eric Clapton/Cream, “Love in Vain” recorded by the Rolling Stones, and “Traveling Riverside Blues” recorded by Led Zeppelin are universally regarded as cornerstones at the intersection American blues and rock and roll.

The MPCA songbook also includes such evergreen compositions such “I Swear” recorded by All-4-One and John Michael Montgomery, “I’m A Fool To Want You” recorded by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, “The Second Time Around” written by Sammy Cahn, “Leave (Get Out)” recorded by JoJo, “After The Lovin’” recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, the Smithereens’ portfolio of hits and the works of Exene Cervenka, including those of seminal American first wave punk band X. Bicycle Music will control all administration rights to the MPCA works.

New Releases

  • About Last Night - OST

    February 11, 2014 (Columbia Records) Just in time for Valentines Day, Screen Gems' new romantic comedy About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart and based on David Mamet's Sexual Perversity In Chicago, features The Brand New Heavies' classic recording "Never Stop", in film and as well on the accompanying Original Motion Picture soundtrack album.
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street: Music From The Motion Picture

    December 17, 2013 (Virgin Records) The soundtrack album to Martin Scorcese's latest box office smash includes Robert Johnson's blues classic "Dust My Broom", as recorded by Elmore James. The song helps set the tone, opening the flood-gates to the musical and cinematic adreneline rush that follows in the film.
  • Radical Face – Family Tree: The Branches

    October 22, 2013 (Nettwerk) Radical Face (aka Ben Cooper) is back with the follow up to his previous indie folk-pop classics...the Ghost, Touch The Sky, Always Gold and The Roots...with the second installment of The Family Tree trilogy. The Branches continues with the artist's tradition of hauntingly-beautiful, whimsical, anthemic songwriting and sonically captivating modern-folk soundscapes. "Holy Branches" is the lead single.
  • CBGB - OST

    October 8, 2013 (Omnivore Recordings) Count Five's psychedelic garage-rock classic "Psychotic Reaction" is featured on the soundtrack album and in the film about Hilly Kristal's venerable NYC nightclub and punk-rock breeding ground.
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