NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Downtown Music Publishing announced a trio of deals giving them the rights to more than 3,000 musical rights from film and television.
The deals, negotiated separately, include agreements with reality television pioneer Bunim/Murray Productions, including shows such Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Project Runway, The Real World, among others.
The company has also purchased the music rights to Forensic Files from CourtTV, covering music cues from the crime series’ 406 episodes and its theme song composed by Alan Palanker and Robert Kahn.
Additionally, the Downtown has taken on the administration of the music catalogs from film production house Indian Paintbrush, home to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of the Dogs, among others
The three deals expand Downtown’s presence in the world of film and television. The company already represented a slate of notable film composers that includes Hans Zimmer, Atticus Ross, Marco Beltrami, Trevor Rabin, Heitor Pereira, and the late Sir George Martin.
In addition to its roster of composers, Downtown manages music from culturally significant operas, plays, Broadway shows, films, and television programs such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Porgy and Bess (featuring the iconic “Summertime”), Memphis, The Defiant Ones, Welcome Back Kotter, Party of Five, and 12 Years a Slave.