Mosaic Music Publishing, a joint venture between Mosaic Media
Group and CDP
Capital Communications, has purchased a 50% interest in a
catalogue of songs
composed by Aerosmith. Aerosmith will continue to own the
other 50% and
Mosaic will be responsible for the administration of the
catalogue and its
The catalogue is comprised of seven albums produced from
Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, Rocks, Draw the
Line, Night in
the Ruts and Rock in a Hard Place. The albums encompass 53
the hits "Walk This Way," "Back in the Saddle," "Toys in the
Emotion," and "Dream On," which rap artist Eminem recently
released as "Sing For the Moment" and is featured on his ten
worldwide selling CD "The Eminem Show." The catalogue was
Daksel, LLC and Seldak, LLC companies operated by Aerosmith's
Steve Leber and David Krebs.
With Mosaic Music Publishing having recently acquired the
the addition of the Aerosmith library affords Mosaic an even
into the classic rock publishing arena. Mosaic now has one of
rock and country libraries which boasts over 8,000 titles,
entire ZZ Top Catalog, 40 No. 1 country hits, and the current
single "Living and Living Well," which stayed at #1 for several
weeks on the
Billboard and R&R's country chart.
"I am both honored and excited to be representing the
copyrights of this
legendary rock group," stated president of Mosaic Music
Conway. "This is a perfect addition to the ZZ Top classics we
and we will certainly do it justice."
"This acquisition affirms our commitment to music publishing,"
Winterstern, co-founder and managing partner of CDP Capital
"Our goal at CDP Capital Entertainment is to create a
that leverages each individual asset. We look forward to
Aerosmith catalogue to the next level with our existing
interests in film and
television production, distribution, and talent management."
"We love this music and are thrilled to own it," stated Allen
president of Mosaic Media Group. "Music such as Aerosmith's
has the ability
to be used in all aspects of entertainment including motion
television, commercials and recordings. We are confident our
team will do a
great job with it."
Mosaic's Allen Shapiro and legal counsel Peter Paterno from
Paterno & Berliner, LLP negotiated the deal on behalf of Mosaic