NEW YORK--()--Round Hill Music today announced that it has acquired Kara DioGuardi and Stephen Finfer’s interest in a 150 song catalog from Arthouse Entertainment, LLC, comprised of many recent popular hits from artists including Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Iyaz, Carrie Underwood, and others. Songs include “Just The Way You Are”, “Grenade”, “Billionaire”, “Forget You” and “Replay”. Round Hill Music will own and administer global publishing rights to the music in the catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to add a collection of current hits to our growing portfolio”
The Arthouse catalog represents the second major acquisition completed by Round Hill Music in 2012. In January, the firm acquired rights to a catalog of music containing six of the most popular songs written and recorded by the Beatles, including "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me to You", and "I Wanna Be Your Man".
Created by Kara DioGuardi, accomplished songwriter, record producer and TV personality, and entertainment industry powerhouse, Stephen Finfer, the Arthouse catalog’s strong stable of writers and producers consists of multiple chart-toppers and Grammy winners, from Ari Levine and Marti Frederiksen to Kasia “KC” Livingston, IYAZ, among other major talents.
“We are excited to add a collection of current hits to our growing portfolio,” said Josh Gruss, CEO and Founder of Round Hill Music. “We believe the songs in the Arthouse catalog are the cultural anthems of this decade and will have enduring appeal. These titles expand our repertoire of popular music and are a strong complement to our existing roster of iconic titles from artists such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra.”
John Rudolph of Music Analytics/Siemer & Associates, advised Ms. DioGuardi and Mr. Finfer in the transaction.
About Round Hill Music
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Round Hill Music, LLC, is a full service music publisher and creative rights management company. The firm seeks to acquire and manage a diversified portfolio of iconic music copyrights, and to provide a high level of service to its songwriters. Round Hill Music brings together a seasoned team of music publishing and investment professionals and owns or administers music recorded and performed by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Steve Perry, Louis Armstrong, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Def Leppard, Carrie Underwood, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry among many other artists. Songs in the company's catalogs include, "All of Me", "Living in America", "Bye, Bye, Bye" "Waking Up in Vegas", "How Do You Stop", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", "I'm Alive", "Inside Your Heaven", "If It Does Not Snow on Christmas", and "Oh Sherrie".
About Arthouse Entertainment
Arthouse Entertainment is a boutique music publisher with over 12 years of sustained success. Arthouse actively signs and develops hit songwriters, producers, and artists. The company is helmed by 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, Warner Brothers Exec VP, and former American Idol Judge, Kara DioGuardi; whose songs have appeared on over 150 million albums. Her co-CEO, Stephen Finfer, is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and attorney with 20 years of experience in the industry. Arthouse works with an eclectic variety of writers, who have collectively received 20 Grammy nominations, and over 30 Awards from BMI & ASCAP.