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Songs In The Catalog Include The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games”, “Starboy”, “Die For You”, and “Pray For Me” 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, is pleased to announce that they have acquired a catalog of songs from songwriter and producer Doc […]
Songs In The Catalog Include The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games”, “Starboy”, “Die For You”, and “Pray For Me”
13 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, is pleased to announce that they have acquired a catalog of songs from songwriter and producer Doc McKinney.
The catalog features a number of songs from The Weeknd's debut triple-platinum compilation album Trilogy, including "Wicked Games" and "The Morning". In addition, the catalog includes songs from The Weeknd’s Grammy Award-winning, triple-platinum album Starboy, including the album’s title track, which is 7x platinum in the US and is multi-platinum in 11 countries worldwide. Starboy is The Weeknd’s second number one album and all 18 songs on Starboy charted on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the second album ever to do this. The catalog also includes McKinney’s co-writes on “Die For You”, “I Feel It Coming”, “Secrets”, “Sidewalks”, “Party Monster”, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar’s multi-platinum collaboration “Pray for Me”, featured in the 2018 film Black Panther and songs recorded by Drake, Khalid and more.
“We are thrilled to announce the purchase of Doc McKinney’s catalog,” commented Anthem CEO, Helen Murphy. “Doc is a very talented, global creative who has amassed a wonderful catalog of contemporary hit songs including a substantial portion of the Weeknd’s body of work. We are looking forward to working with Doc to create opportunities for these works and we are happy he continues to base out of Canada and create opportunities for global recording artists.”
"My catalog is in great hands with Helen Murphy and her team, who are committed to ensuring that these songs will continue to have a global impact for years to come. I am proud that my songs are with a Canadian company and are part of a new era at Anthem," commented Doc McKinney.
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) management company. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto with a team of approximately 200 dedicated industry professionals. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. As technology and entertainment evolve, we work hard to create and maximize opportunities for our talent and our clients. Our difference: an approach that combines the resources, power, and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism, and soul of an independent.
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