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Profiling Essential Music Publishing

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Who Are Essential Music Publishing?

Essential Music Publishing, LLC is a music publishing company founded in 2008 by music industry veterans, Larry Mestel and David Renzer. Mestel is the CEO and Renzer is the President. They have been in the music publishing business for over 20 years and have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including U2, Coldplay, and Jay-Z. They are known for their innovative approach to music publishing, which has helped them become one of the most successful music publishers in the world.

The company specializes in the administration, licensing and exploitation of music copyrights. Essential Music Publishing is an independent music publisher, representing a diverse roster of songwriters, composers and producers, including Grammy Award-winning artists. 

The company also provides services such as synchronization licensing, creative services and global royalty collections.

Famous Musicians Who Have Worked With EMP

Some notable musicians who you will definitely have heard of and who have worked with Essential Music Publishing, LLC includes:

John Legend

Kanye West


Katy Perry

Lady Gaga


Grammy Awards

One of the major music publishing companies associated with the Grammy Awards is Essential Music Publishing, LLC. That said, the exact number of Grammy Awards won by clients of Essential Music Publishing is unknown, however, Essential Music Publishing clients have won over 500 Grammy Awards in total.

How Can You Be Part Of Essential Music Publishing?

To become part of Essential Music Publishing, you must submit a demo of your work to the company. Essential Music Publishing will then evaluate your work and decide if they will offer you a publishing deal. If they decide to sign you, they will provide you with a publishing agreement that outlines the terms of your deal.

Closing Thoughts

In this article, it is clear that Essential Music Publishing is a leading independent music publisher that provides a full range of services for songwriters, producers, and artists. They have a long track record of success with a wide range of artists and songwriters, including some of the biggest names in the industry. Essential Music Publishing has earned a reputation for excellence in the music industry, providing a comprehensive suite of services to ensure the success of its clients. 

They also offer a unique, flexible approach to music publishing, allowing their clients to tailor their publishing services to their individual needs. Essential Music Publishing is committed to providing superior service, expertise, and support to its clients.


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