Defend Music, Inc.

Defend Music, Inc. Defend is an L.A.-based music publisher founded in 2004 in New York and proud partner to a roster of visionary songwriters, producers and catalog owners.

Defend Music is a fast-growing music publishing company based in Los Angeles. Since 2004, we have provided worldwide rights management and creative services to a roster of visionary songwriters and catalog owners. Defend is a regular presence on the Billboard 200 album sales charts, and we’ve had copyrights in many No. 1 albums, including Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and JAY Z’s “4:44.” Defend songs are u

Defend Music is a fast-growing music publishing company based in Los Angeles. Since 2004, we have provided worldwide rights management and creative services to a roster of visionary songwriters and catalog owners. Defend is a regular presence on the Billboard 200 album sales charts, and we’ve had copyrights in many No. 1 albums, including Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and JAY Z’s “4:44.” Defend songs are u

Operating as usual

11/13/2021

New Music release! Lady Wray released her single, ‘Through It All’ from her upcoming album, Piece of Me.
Produced by @elmichelsaffair via @bigcrownrecords

New sync alert! South Side season 2 is now airing episodes 1-3 and we have a lot more music this upcoming season. Congra...
11/12/2021

New sync alert! South Side season 2 is now airing episodes 1-3 and we have a lot more music this upcoming season. Congrats to our clients,
‘Could Have Been’ by Lee Fields & Sugarman & Co
‘I Got Love’ by Bobby Oroza
‘Rogers’ by Brainstory

New sync alert! South Side season 2 is now airing episodes 1-3 and we have a lot more music this upcoming season. Congrats to our clients,
‘Could Have Been’ by Lee Fields & Sugarman & Co
‘I Got Love’ by Bobby Oroza
‘Rogers’ by Brainstory

New music this Friday! ‘Solid Ground,’ the soul and funk debut album from the Grease Traps is available now
11/05/2021

New music this Friday! ‘Solid Ground,’ the soul and funk debut album from the Grease Traps is available now

New music this Friday! ‘Solid Ground,’ the soul and funk debut album from the Grease Traps is available now

New sync placement for the Kid Cudi fans! The Kid Cudi documentary, ‘A Man Named Scott’ airs tomorrow on prime video. Ca...
11/04/2021

New sync placement for the Kid Cudi fans! The Kid Cudi documentary, ‘A Man Named Scott’ airs tomorrow on prime video. Catch ‘Make the Road by Walking’ by the Menahan Street Band

New sync placement for the Kid Cudi fans! The Kid Cudi documentary, ‘A Man Named Scott’ airs tomorrow on prime video. Catch ‘Make the Road by Walking’ by the Menahan Street Band

11/02/2021

New sync placement! The trailer for the anticipated season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher is out now. Congrats to our client, Daniel Lynas for the ‘Monster’ song feature. Also, congrats to Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver. High fives ‘fam’!

#GRAMMYs Voting is critically important because the power, privilege, and prestige of recognizing music’s creators is in...
10/29/2021

#GRAMMYs Voting is critically important because the power, privilege, and prestige of recognizing music’s creators is in the hands of our @RecordingAcademy members. If you're a #RecordingAcademy voting member don’t forget to vote!

Don’t sleep on it. Tell your friends. We need as many voting members to vote as possible! This year is the first year with the new awards process. Educate yourself if you are unsure at Grammy dot com.

#excellence

#GRAMMYs Voting is critically important because the power, privilege, and prestige of recognizing music’s creators is in the hands of our @RecordingAcademy members. If you're a #RecordingAcademy voting member don’t forget to vote!

Don’t sleep on it. Tell your friends. We need as many voting members to vote as possible! This year is the first year with the new awards process. Educate yourself if you are unsure at Grammy dot com.

#excellence

New sync! Watch On My Block season 4 to catch 2 of our clients’ songs this season, now airing on Netflix. “Merry Christm...
10/06/2021

New sync! Watch On My Block season 4 to catch 2 of our clients’ songs this season, now airing on Netflix.
“Merry Christmas To You” by Kelly Finnigan & “Christmas Crawl” by Ural Thomas & The Pain

New sync! Watch On My Block season 4 to catch 2 of our clients’ songs this season, now airing on Netflix.
“Merry Christmas To You” by Kelly Finnigan & “Christmas Crawl” by Ural Thomas & The Pain

Out today, the beautiful 3 x LP at the Daptone Super Bowl R***e Live at the Apollo. Recorded on December 5th 2014, at th...
10/01/2021

Out today, the beautiful 3 x LP at the Daptone Super Bowl R***e Live at the Apollo. Recorded on December 5th 2014, at the Applo. What a special time in music that was for us all.

Repost from @daptonerecords

This Friday 🙌

All photos by @isaacsterling.

#daptonerecords #daptone20th
#sharonjones #charlesbradley #naomishelton

09/27/2021

New sync alert! “Cult of Me” by MNDR is now featured on the second season of The L Word Generation Q. Episode airs tonight on Showtime.
“Cult of Me” is co-written by Defend’s own David Gross of @homevideoband

09/21/2021

New sync alert! Thanks to Google for including “Hell To Be You Baby” by MNDR on Google Pixel’s ad. This fun upbeat song fits great with this ad. A beautiful team effort, thanks to @thegreatergoods_co & @kobaltmusic

“Hell To Be You Baby” is co-written by Defend’s own David Gross of @homevideoband

09/20/2021

What an honor to be apart of the Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon PBS documentary about Muhammed Ali. He is the original GOAT. “Freedom” by Beyoncé, “Pass Me By” by Dharon Jones & the Dap Kings, & “I’ll Take the Long Road “ by Naomi Shelton are in the movie. A true family affair and we are amongst many friends in the soundtrack which included Charles Bradley, Budos Band, El Michels Affair & Run the Jewels amongst many other stellar choices. Check out the soundtrack in our link in bio

New sync alert! Catch the Monophonic’s “Promises” on the new season of Apple TV’s thriller, Truth be Told. Also a congra...
09/16/2021

New sync alert! Catch the Monophonic’s “Promises” on the new season of Apple TV’s thriller, Truth be Told. Also a congratulations to the new Monophonic’s tour, get tickets now!

New sync alert! Catch the Monophonic’s “Promises” on the news season of Apple TV’s thriller, Truth Be Told. Also a congr...
09/16/2021

New sync alert! Catch the Monophonic’s “Promises” on the news season of Apple TV’s thriller, Truth Be Told. Also a congratulations on the new Monophonics Tour, get tickets now!

09/14/2021

What a funny start to this week. Enjoy this video of Larry David enjoying one of our client’s songs, “Night Flight” by Midnight Magic

09/08/2021

New sync alert. "Ghost Pepper" by B. Bravo & Lean Rock on American Express' new ad. Great placement of this song that fits the ad well

American Express

#Defendmusic #defendmusicinc #musicbusines #excellence #musicpublishing #sync #syncmusic #americanexpress #funk

08/31/2021

Special shout-out to one of the amazing music supervisors of Sweet Life Los Angeles, Sarah Bromberg. What a great music selection. Sarah is a Defend alumni as she was the label manager for Defend back in our New York days. Check out 2 Defend songs this season,
“Come Thru” by Elujay & J.Robb produced by Mikos Da Gawd
“Song for U” by Drew Banga & Duckwrth

Repost from @issarae

#SweetLife. Streaming August 19, only on @HBOMax. @SweetLifeOnMax #SummerOnMax

08/26/2021

Great performance by Bachelor Band on the excellent KEXP Live From Home series. Great interview too. You can watch this performance on KEXP’s YouTube Channel.

Repost from @palehound

been a huge @kexp and @djcherylwaters fan for so long and it was such an honor to do this with @bachelor_band 💕🙂 link in bio 🙂

08/26/2021

New Sync Alert! Catch this cool placement of “Grapefruit Juice” by Bobby Renz on Stab magazine’s episode 2 of their Electric Surfboard Test

Repost from @bobbbyrenz

Eyyyy catch the legends @cocom4debarrelkilla and @xococoho surfing to “grapefruit juice” in episode two of @stab Electric Acid Surfboard test yeeeehawww 🔥🌈🔥🌈

08/25/2021

Check out this sample by legendary producer Timbaland that samples “Weak for your Love” from Thee Sacred Souls. What a fun and brilliant sample, we are always grateful seeing artists sampling our clients work.

Repost from @timbaland

One of the greatest 🥶🥶🥶 @beatclub

New sync Alert! That was quick! New client, The Harlem Gospel Travelers' song "Fight On" was featured on Brooks Running'...
08/18/2021
New Sync Alert! That was quick! New client, The Harlem Gospel Travelers’ song “Fight On” was featured on Brooks Running’s new campaign. The Camp4Collective highlights all the great work from the Polyfyck Run Crew in Charlottesville. We love to see placements like these for good causes.

@harlemgospeltravelers @ifedayo_official @elipaperboyreed @coleminerecords @brooksrunning

New sync Alert! That was quick! New client, The Harlem Gospel Travelers' song "Fight On" was featured on Brooks Running's new campaign. The Camp4Collective highlights all the great work from the Prolyfyck Run Crew in Charlottesville. We love to see placements like these for good causes.

Harlem Gospel Travelers Eli Paperboy Reed Colemine Records
Brooks Running

#Defendmusic #defendmusicinc #musicbusines #excellence #musicpublishing #sync #syncmusic #HGT #gospel #brooksrunnin

New Signing Alert! We are delighted to welcome Thomas Gatling of The Harlem Gospel Travelers to our publishing roster. A...
08/17/2021

New Signing Alert! We are delighted to welcome Thomas Gatling of The Harlem Gospel Travelers to our publishing roster. Another true family affair, the band is produced by Eli “Paperboy” Reed and released on Colemine Records. Go Team!

We love how this band got together. This is an excerpt from their bandcamp page: The Harlem Gospel Travelers were brought together by Eli Paperboy Reed, as they were students that he was mentoring as part of a gospel class he was teaching. As the students began to develop their own style and write songs, Eli decided they needed to get into the studio and put something down. So he enlisted the help of his friends to serve as a band for his students, including drummer Aaron Frazer (Durand Jones & The Indications, The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY) and the results speak for themselves. Old-School, get up and shout southern gospel!

An incredibly raw and emotional backstory by Lady Wray on the writing of her song "Guilty." Co-written with Vincent John...
08/12/2021
Lady Wray’s “Guilty” demo was recorded on an iPhone when her brother had just been incarcerated. The raw emotion captured was a moment in time and you can feel the pain on the demo. The studio version of “Guilty”, a deeply personal song, went on to become Lady Wray’s biggest tune to date. Demoitis Vol. 1 is out digitally worldwide August 27th. Stream "Guilty (Demo)" everywhere now, link in bio.

Follow @ladynicolewray

#bigcrownrecords #ladywray #guilty #demoitisvol1 #nicolewray #queenalone #demo

An incredibly raw and emotional backstory by Lady Wray on the writing of her song "Guilty." Co-written with Vincent John, Lady Wray beautifully conveyed all the pain and emotion she felt during this moment into this great song.

Lady Wray Big Crown Records

#Defendmusic #defendmusicinc #musicbusines #excellence #musicpublishing #sync #syncmusic #ladywray #guilty #vincentjohn #soulmusic

New sync alert! Tomorrow catch “Khala My Friend”by Amanaz on a new episode of Ted Lasso. We are happy to see our clients...
08/05/2021

New sync alert! Tomorrow catch “Khala My Friend”by Amanaz on a new episode of Ted Lasso. We are happy to see our clients work on fun and exciting shows like this one. Airs tomorrow, who’s watching?

New sync alert! Tomorrow catch “Khala My Friend”by Amanaz on a new episode of Ted Lasso. We are happy to see our clients work on fun and exciting shows like this one. Airs tomorrow, who’s watching?

We love that live shows are back. Congrats to @monophonics for their slot @lollapalooza tomorrow. Very cool that Lollapa...
07/30/2021

We love that live shows are back. Congrats to @monophonics for their slot @lollapalooza tomorrow. Very cool that Lollapalooza has strict vaccination or negative test requirements. On the first day they turned away 600 people who had neither. Less than 1% of the total attendees, not bad and you 600 get a grip!

Repost from @monophonics

This Saturday @lollapalooza! #lollapalooza #chicago #rockandroll #psychedlicsoul #soul

Kelly Finnigan's song "Catch Me I am Falling" is a sync sleeper hit. Released in 2018 on Colemine Records, this song sin...
07/28/2021
It's summer at TCM! ☀️

This July, stay cool with our Star of the Month Elvis, explore astrology with our Spotlight on Star Signs, escape to the shadows of Neo-Noir during Friday nights and so much more.

🎵Catch Me I'm Falling 🎵 by @kellyfinniganmusic

Kelly Finnigan's song "Catch Me I am Falling" is a sync sleeper hit. Released in 2018 on Colemine Records, this song since has been sync'd numerous times. Kelly's voice and instrumentation make it a perfect fit for timeless and showstopping scenes. The latest example is this awesome use for a Turner Classics Promo. It ran all of July, did you catch it?

Kelly Finnigan Colemine Records Turner Classic Movies: TCM
#defendmusicinc #defendmusic #musicbusiness #excellence #musicpublishing #syncmusic #sync #westcoastsoul #soulmusic #kellyfinnigan

A beautiful song by Singaporean singer-songwriter @linyingmusic “Daylight Blows Into One Door” co-written by Chris Walla...
07/24/2021

A beautiful song by Singaporean singer-songwriter @linyingmusic “Daylight Blows Into One Door” co-written by Chris Walla. Out on @nettwerkmusic @sonymusic now.

@nmemagazine did a nice write up and we are taken by this quote:

‘Daylight Blows Into One Door’ is about panic and happiness and fear and loss,” and that Walla is someone she “so look[s] up to - whose exquisite work shaped my own and whose gentleness has informed the way I’d like to make the people around me feel.”

We could not agree more. Chris ranks way up there in the good human people scale. Talented, successful and gentle.

High fives all around, especially to our friends at @next_wave_mgmt

A beautiful song by Singaporean singer-songwriter @linyingmusic “Daylight Blows Into One Door” co-written by Chris Walla. Out on @nettwerkmusic @sonymusic now.

@nmemagazine did a nice write up and we are taken by this quote:

‘Daylight Blows Into One Door’ is about panic and happiness and fear and loss,” and that Walla is someone she “so look[s] up to - whose exquisite work shaped my own and whose gentleness has informed the way I’d like to make the people around me feel.”

We could not agree more. Chris ranks way up there in the good human people scale. Talented, successful and gentle.

High fives all around, especially to our friends at @next_wave_mgmt

07/23/2021

Last, never least the latest release by @drewwwbanga “Get Rich” featuring @iamsu and @dcmbrofficial on @textmerecords A true Bay Area hit machine those three together. Also, this is the first single from Drew’s upcoming new album. We can’t wait to hear it all. High fives around to all! (Esp @textmerecords , they are having a good new music day!)

07/22/2021

We love it when characters in TV shows actually sing the lyrics of a song. Nice use of “Tryna Get Paid” by Rickyylake feat. Father in the season finale of Queen of the South!

Repost from @textmerecords

Wait for it.. wait for it.. Big congrats to @rickyylake! Catch “Tryna Get Paid” featuring @father in the season final of Queen of the South!

🎥 Season 5 Episode 10
👑 @queenonusa

🎵 Produced by @grandbankss & @studio_dad

07/15/2021

A sweet sync for Skyy Vodka and how it came to be:

1) The Sentiments record the great song "She Won't Be Gone Long" in 2018 (which we publish)

2) @Griz samples the song for his tune "Won't Be Gone Long" in 2020 (we handled the negotiations, credits, contracts and collections)

3) Defend works with the agency on the Skyy ad. This song was way out of the initial budget range but we knew it fit so well. Agency and client agreed. (Pitched and negotiated by us) The End.

It all starts with a great song for Defend. Without the great song by Kelly, Ian, Max and Chris #2 and #3 would have not happened. Grateful for our talented clients.

#defendmusicinc #defendmusic #musicbusiness #excellence #musicpublishing #soulmusic #samplemusic #syncmusic #sync #WestCoastSoul

New feature alert>  Read all about Fat Tony as he’s featured on Rolling Stone’s 2021 Houston “Hot Scene” article! Congra...
07/14/2021

New feature alert> Read all about Fat Tony as he’s featured on Rolling Stone’s 2021 Houston “Hot Scene” article! Congratulations to this big feature, we are so happy to see Fat Tony’s recognition in Houston’s Hip Hop and Rap music scene

Repost from @fattonyrap

Rolling Stone’s annual Hot List names Houston the 2021 “Hot Scene” and features me! Happy 713 Day! 🤘🏾

Peace to @jeffihaza for the interview and @chrisklee_jpeg for the photography.

Read all about it in the July/August issue.

New feature alert> Read all about Fat Tony as he’s featured on Rolling Stone’s 2021 Houston “Hot Scene” article! Congratulations to this big feature, we are so happy to see Fat Tony’s recognition in Houston’s Hip Hop and Rap music scene

Repost from @fattonyrap

Rolling Stone’s annual Hot List names Houston the 2021 “Hot Scene” and features me! Happy 713 Day! 🤘🏾

Peace to @jeffihaza for the interview and @chrisklee_jpeg for the photography.

Read all about it in the July/August issue.

Congratulations to Desi Valentine for passing 500k streams of his song “One More Touch” 500K is a milestone for any song...
07/13/2021

Congratulations to Desi Valentine for passing 500k streams of his song “One More Touch” 500K is a milestone for any song much less a self released one like this. Off to the races now, next up 1MM!Will this be a 10MM song? Support came early with the spotify playlist Retro Pop . Thank you computers and people of Spotify for the add. Co-written with Rune Westberg via Angry Mob & Pure Pop Music. High Fives all around!

Our clients are so busy and so are we :) We have been taking a breather from feeding social media but this is timely so ...
06/10/2021

Our clients are so busy and so are we :) We have been taking a breather from feeding social media but this is timely so pay attention! @palehound and @jaysomband s Doomin’ Sun Fest is today at 3PM PST. Got type “Bachelor Band” into your preferred search engine and then click around until you find the link to the festival. Big kudos to @palehound @jaysomband @bachelor_band for pulling this off! Also congrats on the release and the billboards in major cities. Well done @polyvinylrecords

DOOMIN SUN FEST IS TODAY

05/18/2021

Who knew Corona Beer and Snoop are keeping up with cool Zamrock from the 70s? Now Again Records did!

Nice placement for Amanaz “Easy Street” AND the album cover for Africa in this TV commercial for Corona Extra. High Fives!

Who is this band Amanaz? Amanaz was a Zamrock band founded in 1973 in Kitwe, Zambia. The group released their only album, the acclaimed Africa, in 1975. Amanaz drew influences from American and British rock of the late 1960s-early 1970s, especially the music of Jimi Hendrix, and from traditional Zambian music, identifiable in Watson Lungu’s drumming and Keith Kabwe’s vocals. The band’s name is the acronym of “Ask Me About Nice Artists in Zambia.” (Thanks Wikipedia for writing this for us so we did not have to)

The casual listener will know Amanaz from the song “Khala My Friend.”

Snoop Dogg

#defendmusicinc #musicbusiness #excellence #defendmusic #admusic #synclicensing #musicpublishing #sync #zamrock #nowagain #amanaz

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New Music release! Lady Wray released her single, ‘Through It All’ from her upcoming album, Piece of Me. Produced by @elmichelsaffair via @bigcrownrecords
New sync alert! South Side season 2 is now airing episodes 1-3 and we have a lot more music this upcoming season. Congrats to our clients, ‘Could Have Been’ by Lee Fields & Sugarman & Co ‘I Got Love’ by Bobby Oroza ‘Rogers’ by Brainstory
New music this Friday! ‘Solid Ground,’ the soul and funk debut album from the Grease Traps is available now
New sync placement for the Kid Cudi fans! The Kid Cudi documentary, ‘A Man Named Scott’ airs tomorrow on prime video. Catch ‘Make the Road by Walking’ by the Menahan Street Band
New sync placement! The trailer for the anticipated season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher is out now. Congrats to our client, Daniel Lynas for the ‘Monster’ song feature. Also, congrats to Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver. High fives ‘fam’!
#GRAMMYs Voting is critically important because the power, privilege, and prestige of recognizing music’s creators is in the hands of our @RecordingAcademy members. If you're a #RecordingAcademy voting member don’t forget to vote! Don’t sleep on it. Tell your friends. We need as many voting members to vote as possible! This year is the first year with the new awards process. Educate yourself if you are unsure at Grammy dot com. #excellence
New sync! Watch On My Block season 4 to catch 2 of our clients’ songs this season, now airing on Netflix. “Merry Christmas To You” by Kelly Finnigan & “Christmas Crawl” by Ural Thomas & The Pain
Out today, the beautiful 3 x LP at the Daptone Super Bowl R***e Live at the Apollo. Recorded on December 5th 2014, at the Applo. What a special time in music that was for us all. Repost from @daptonerecords • This Friday 🙌 All photos by @isaacsterling. #daptonerecords #daptone20th #sharonjones #charlesbradley #naomishelton
New sync alert! “Cult of Me” by MNDR is now featured on the second season of The L Word Generation Q. Episode airs tonight on Showtime. “Cult of Me” is co-written by Defend’s own David Gross of @homevideoband
New sync alert! Thanks to Google for including “Hell To Be You Baby” by MNDR on Google Pixel’s ad. This fun upbeat song fits great with this ad. A beautiful team effort, thanks to @thegreatergoods_co & @kobaltmusic “Hell To Be You Baby” is co-written by Defend’s own David Gross of @homevideoband
What an honor to be apart of the Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon PBS documentary about Muhammed Ali. He is the original GOAT. “Freedom” by Beyoncé, “Pass Me By” by Dharon Jones & the Dap Kings, & “I’ll Take the Long Road “ by Naomi Shelton are in the movie. A true family affair and we are amongst many friends in the soundtrack which included Charles Bradley, Budos Band, El Michels Affair & Run the Jewels amongst many other stellar choices. Check out the soundtrack in our link in bio