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Mojo Buys Catalogs of Nation Hitmakers Jerry Reed and Bob Morrison

Mojo Music & Media, an impartial legacy advertising and publishing model, has acquired a slew of latest rights for Bob Morrison and Jerry Reed‘s catalogs. The corporate now holds a 50% publishing stake in Morrison’s publishing catalog — which incorporates hits from Kenny Rogers, The Chicks, and Johnny Lee — and the artist and file royalties of songwriter, artist and actor, Reed. This provides to the publishing catalog Mojo bought from Reed three years prior, permitting the impartial rights holders full management over the multi-hyphenate’s works.

Already, because the firm’s acquisition of Reed’s publishing, Mojo has positioned his works — like “Amos Moses,” “Guitar Man” (famously coated by Elvis Presley), “A Factor Known as Love,” “When You’re Scorching You’re Scorching,” and “East Sure and Down”  — in audiovisual works like NBC’s Good Ladies, promoting campaigns for automotive manufacturers like Hyundai, Nissan, and Chevrolet, A24’s movie X, and Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic Elvis.

With a profession spanning a long time, Reed started within the early 60s as a author for Brenda Lee and Porter Wagoner whereas penning songs for his personal artist challenge. Whereas he had some early success as an artist, Presley gave him his true breakthrough by re-recording Reed’s songs “Guitar Man” and “U.S. Male.” Later, his songs like “A Factor Known as Love” (which turned a charting hit music for Jimmy Dean, Ed Ames and Johnny Money) and the highest 10 success of “When You’re Scorching You’re Scorching” and “Amos Moses” marked him as a real star in well-liked and nation music. He additionally turned a profitable actor within the 70s, starring in comedies and motion flicks — together with Smokey and the Bandit and, years later, The Waterboy — whereas persevering with to make extra music. He was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 2017.

Morrison started his profession a couple of decade later, in 1973 he packed up his belongings and moved from his hometown of Biloxi, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee to change into a songwriter. He penned well-liked tunes for numerous artists, together with one music with Reed, and located his huge break when he landed two tracks on the City Cowboy soundtrack — “Searching for Love” and “Love the World Away.” By way of the subsequent 20 years he landed songs with a few of the largest stars in music, like Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Ray Charles, The Carpenters and extra — with over 350 of his songs recorded in whole.

This marks the most recent in a latest development of Mojo acquisitions involving the catalogs of nation music songwriters. Throughout the final yr, the impartial rights holder has acquired catalogs from Terry McBride, Tom Shapiro, George Teren, and Pat McManus.

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