Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2009)–Alan Ett Creative Group (AECG) has announced that music industry veteran Evan Medow has joined the group as a partner and as president of the newly named Opus 19 Music, AECG’s music publishing arm.
In October, AECG expanded its activities in worldwide entertainment by creating a partnership with Fuji Media Holdings through its U.S. subsidiary, Fuji Entertainment America (FEA). Through this partnership, the Japanese media conglomerate is re-establishing its North American footprint after it sold Windswept Holdings LLC in mid 2007.
Medow, the former CEO of Windswept, will acquire new assets on behalf of FEA, which will be administered outside Japan and Southeast Asia by AECG. During Medow’s nearly 20-year tenure at Windswept, he took a proactive role in finding and developing catalogs, songs and songwriters.
Medow’s first deal for FEA and AECG is the acquisition of the Los Angeles-based companies Six Palms Music and Third Story Music, home to a classic repertoire that includes compositions by Tom Waits, Alice Cooper and Fred Neil, as well as “Hey Joe” and 1,800 other works.
In his experience as a music attorney and music publishing executive, Medow has been personally involved with the evaluation, selection and/or purchase of upwards of $500,000,000 of music publishing catalogs and has prepared for sale and supervised the sale process of music publishing catalogs valued upwards of $375,000,000. He has represented clients as diverse as Mums Records, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Music Publishing (now Warner Chappell Music Publishing), Columbia Pictures, Geffen Kaye Music Publishing, Pony Canyon Records along with many successful songwriters, producers and artists.
Medow is currently on the board of directors of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and Harry Fox Agency, the mechanical licensing, collections, and distribution agency for U.S. music publishers.
Alan Ett Creative Group