New Songs Administration acquires David Essex catalogue.

New Songs Administration (NSA) has acquired a mix of copyrights, songwriting royalties and artist royalties from David Essex.

The veteran star had a run of major hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He recently completed a sold-out UK tour.

NSA was formed by John Fogarty in 2014 prior to the sale of Minder Music to BMG.

David Essex’s many hits include Rock On, Lamplight, Silver Dream Machine, A Winter’s Tale, Me And My Girl (Night-Clubbing), and UK No.1s Gonna Make You A Star and Hold Me Close.

Rock On was Essex’s major US hit reaching No.5 in 1973. It was later covered by Michael Damian for the soundtrack to romantic-comedy Dream A Little Dream, and reached No.1 in the US Hot 100 in 1989.

Davd Essex also starred in major films including 1973’s That’ll Be The Day with co-star Ringo Starr, and its sequel Stardust in 1974 with co-star Adam Faith. He also is a stage performer with roles in major musicals, including Godspell, Evita, Mutiny and Footloose.

Under the deal with NSA, Essex will retain an interest going forward and have a role as a consultant.

“I am thrilled to be working with David and looking forward particularly to finding sync and cover opportunities for his wonderful works,” said John Fogarty.

Welcome Gary Grainger

Gary Grainger in action with Rod Stewart

NSA has acquired a stake in Gary Grainger’s song writing and future copyright ownership of works co-written by Gary and originally recorded by Rod Stewart including the classics I WAS ONLY JOKING,AIN’T LOVE A BITCH & PASSION

Return of The King

Spurred by the success of the movie ELVIS starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks Elvis 30 No 1 Hits returns to the UK Top 10 ( No 7 week ending 20 August 20 2022)

The album includes two works controlled by New Songs Administration (NSA) administered by BMG-IT’S NOW OR NEVER ( Schroeder/Gold/Di Capua) (100%) &

A BIG HUNK O’LOVE ( Schroeder/Wyche)

IT’S NOW OR NEVER is Presley’s biggest international hit

Music Week shows the album as being on the UK chart for a mere 375 weeks!

NSA rights come from it’s representation of the A. Schroeder International catalogue

Aaron Schroeder wrote 17 songs for Presley of which 13 are represented  for various territories by NSA/BMG

LONG LIVE THE KING!

Aldi 3 The Policeman Laughs Again!

UK: 'The Adventures of a Laughing Policeman': 99 years old and still iconic

If anyone doubted the value of iconic copyrights, a 99 year old English Music Hall song is currently soundtracking three campaigns, as secured by BMG’s UK synch team.

‘The Adventures of a Laughing Policeman’ was written at the start of the roaring 20s, when Billie Grey penned the song for her husband English Music Hall artist Charles Penrose, who later recorded and performed the song.

The song is now owned by New Songs Administration Limited (NSA) and is administered by BMG worldwide.

NSA’s Managing Director, John Fogarty said, “This song is very close to my heart.”

‘The Adventures of a Laughing Policeman’ can be heard as part of a promotion of China's digital taxi App DiDi Chuxing, which tech giant Apple backed with an investment of one billion US dollars. In Taiwan, Pizza Hut has used the song in their latest ad campaign. Most recently, original recording can be heard in Aldi’s UK Price Match online campaign.

At nearly 100 years old, “The Laughing Policeman” is still earning its keep in the 21st century.