TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Anthem Entertainment has acquired a catalog of songs co-written by songwriter/producer Ricky Reed (real name Eric Frederic) of Boardwalk Music Group.
The catalog includes Reed’s contributions to hits by Lizzo (“Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), and Leon Bridges (“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand”), as well as songs by Meghan Trainor, Pitbull, and Jason Derulo, among others.
Boardwalk Music Group, which is headed by songwriter and creative executive, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, emerged as an LA-based music publishing and artist development company in 2011. The company was originally founded as a record label in the early 1980s by Bogart’s father, Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records.
Helen Murphy, Anthem Entertainment’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is an amazing catalog of contemporary hit songs that is diversified and crosses multiple genres. I am particularly pleased that it contains tracks from powerhouse female artists such as Lizzo, Meghan Trainor and Halsey. I have enjoyed getting to know and work with the talented Evan Bogart during this transaction.”
Bogart added: “I am extremely excited that Boardwalk Music Group’s participation in this incredible catalog of songs written by the genius that is Ricky Reed has found such an extraordinary home with Helen Murphy and her fabulous team at Anthem. It feels great to know that these copyrights will continue to thrive for many years to come under their passion and guidance.”