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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

We’re super excited and honored to welcome songwriter, producer, and artist Giraffage to the Defend Music family! Charli...
03/10/2022

We’re super excited and honored to welcome songwriter, producer, and artist Giraffage to the Defend Music family!

Charlie’s career began with his project, Robot Science, then Giraffage was born. Since then he’s remixed countless songs, toured the world, and released 3 LPs and EPs.
Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth have joined together to form Bodysync and their upcoming LP, Radio Active, drops April 15th

Thank you Charlie for putting your trust in us. Thank you also to his manager Chad from Brilliant Corners and his lawyer Jeff Koenig for making this deal happen.

New Music! Kendra Morris’ new album ‘Nine Lives’ is here, Congrats!
02/18/2022

New Music!
Kendra Morris’ new album ‘Nine Lives’ is here, Congrats!

New Client! We are excited and honored to welcome Elujay to the Defend Music family! Elujay is a prolific singer/songwri...
01/19/2022

New Client!

We are excited and honored to welcome Elujay to the Defend Music family!

Elujay is a prolific singer/songwriter/ producer/director whose music spans R&B, soul, dance, alternative and jazz. The 25-year-old Oakland artist is a living embodiment of what it means to seamlessly vacillate between multiple genres while still maintaining your foundational sound.
He Has released three critically acclaimed projects in the last five years which has led to three tours and multiple major TV placements. Be on the lookout for his stellar forthcoming album ‘Circmvnt’ coming out this Friday, January 21st!

Welcome Elujay!

New sync placement! ‘Witchoo’ by Durand Jones & The Indications will be featured on tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl, co...
12/02/2021

New sync placement! ‘Witchoo’ by Durand Jones & The Indications will be featured on tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl, congrats

New sync alert! An interesting story behind this placement of ‘Sleepy Brown’ by Rayana Jay & Mikos Da Gawd in this episo...
11/30/2021

New sync alert! An interesting story behind this placement of ‘Sleepy Brown’ by Rayana Jay & Mikos Da Gawd in this episode of Hightown. The character in this show is watching an older show with our song and needed new clearance for this episode, a sync within a sync!

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 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 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

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

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

Out today, the beautiful 3 x LP at the Daptone Super Bowl Revue 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 Revue 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. "Masterclass" from El Michels Affair featured in the Louis Vuitton's Men S/S Collection campaign. This i...
08/04/2021
Unreleased El Michels Affair music in the new @louisvuitton Men's S/S collection by @virgilabloh.

Music curation by @Benjib.

Starring @therealgza @mrgoldie @saulwilliams @issa_perica @caleb.femi @jimjoe @kandis_williams @thelmabuabeng @octa @lupefiasco @blackiechannn @julian.etw @shabakahutchings and @malikee

Creative direction by @virgilabloh

Choreography by @sadfornoreason

Film Directed by @mahfuzsultan

Director of Photography @philippe.lesourd.asc

Link in bio.

#bigcrownrecords #elmichelsaffair #louisvuitton #LVMensSS22

New sync alert. "Masterclass" from El Michels Affair featured in the Louis Vuitton's Men S/S Collection campaign. This is a great use for this song that fits the creative tone and mood of their campaign. 'Masterclass' releases on 9/2

El Michels Affair Louis Vuitton Benji B Big Crown Records
#defendmusic#defendmusicinc #musicbuiness #excellence #musicpublishing #sync #syncmusic #louisvuitton #elmichelsaffair

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

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We’re super excited and honored to welcome songwriter, producer, and artist Giraffage to the Defend Music family! Charlie’s career began with his project, Robot Science, then Giraffage was born. Since then he’s remixed countless songs, toured the world, and released 3 LPs and EPs. Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth have joined together to form Bodysync and their upcoming LP, Radio Active, drops April 15th Thank you Charlie for putting your trust in us. Thank you also to his manager Chad from Brilliant Corners and his lawyer Jeff Koenig for making this deal happen.
New Music! Kendra Morris’ new album ‘Nine Lives’ is here, Congrats!
New Client! We are excited and honored to welcome Elujay to the Defend Music family! Elujay is a prolific singer/songwriter/ producer/director whose music spans R&B, soul, dance, alternative and jazz. The 25-year-old Oakland artist is a living embodiment of what it means to seamlessly vacillate between multiple genres while still maintaining your foundational sound. He Has released three critically acclaimed projects in the last five years which has led to three tours and multiple major TV placements. Be on the lookout for his stellar forthcoming album ‘Circmvnt’ coming out this Friday, January 21st! Welcome Elujay!
New sync placement! ‘Witchoo’ by Durand Jones & The Indications will be featured on tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl, congrats
New sync alert! An interesting story behind this placement of ‘Sleepy Brown’ by Rayana Jay & Mikos Da Gawd in this episode of Hightown. The character in this show is watching an older show with our song and needed new clearance for this episode, a sync within a sync!
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