Downtown Music

Downtown Music The Home of Extraordinary Songs

Downtown Music Publishing represents nearly 100 years of popular music from around the world. Originally founded in 2007, we are the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture. With a deep appreciation for the craft of songwriting and immense respect for those who practice it, our diverse client roster includes the likes of John Lennon & Yoko Ono, George Gershwin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Jimmy Napes, Hans Zimmer, Tori Amos, John Prine, The Kinks, One Direction, Mötley Crüe, Shaggy, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Santigold, among others.

Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs, representing nearly 100 years of popular music. Downtown is the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture. Downtown Music Publishing is wholly owned by Downtown Music Holdings, which also owns New York-based Downtown Music Studios and Songtrust — the world’s largest technology platform for songwriting and music publishing royalties, that powers global royalty collection from over 120 territories and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

General Manager: Justin Kalifowitz

🎺 Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. of the Miles Davis Estate are hosting an Instagram takeover for the iconic jazz lege...
05/23/2020

🎺 Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. of the Miles Davis Estate are hosting an Instagram takeover for the iconic jazz legend's birthday, with a coronavirus care package giveaway that includes a new Miles Davis face mask! Tune in on May 26 from noon to 4pm PT.

05/22/2020

Heads up: Downtown Music Publishing is taking a day off! Self-care is important, which is why we've decided to officially close all of our global offices this Friday, May 22, so that we can all take a much needed and well-deserved break. Our #NewMusicFriday campaign will resume next week, but look out for drops by The 1975, deadmau5 & The Neptunes, Neon Trees, El Camino Acid, Roo Panes and more in the meantime!

We're excited to announce our acquisition of Good Soldier Songs, covering over 350 works by a diverse roster of songwrit...
05/14/2020
Downtown Acquires Good Soldier Songs and Welcomes The 1975

We're excited to announce our acquisition of Good Soldier Songs, covering over 350 works by a diverse roster of songwriters and artists, and an active agreement with The 1975 — including the band’s publishing catalog and upcoming album, ​Notes on a Conditional Form​.

Downtown Music Publishing has acquired Good Soldier Songs including The 1975’s publishing catalog and upcoming album, ​Notes on a Conditional Form.

ICYMI: we added new 🎶 by Young Thug & Chris Brown, White Denim, Mae Muller, El Michels Affair, Victor Le Masne, Rhye, RA...
05/11/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

ICYMI: we added new 🎶 by Young Thug & Chris Brown, White Denim, Mae Muller, El Michels Affair, Victor Le Masne, Rhye, RAC, Rui, KISEKI, Cold War Kids, The Aces, RockMafia, Roo Panes, Benny Sings, Tania Gallardo ft. fiction., Asher Angel, Lo Lind, Sioux Sioux, Hael_Music, Keelan Donovan, Vampsy, and VIMALA to our Fresh Cuts playlist on #NewMusicFriday.

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

🎶 We added new songs by HER Music, Lance SkiiiWalker ft. Nick Hakim, Coi Leray ft. Fetty Wap, Evie Irie, Willie Peyote f...
05/01/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by HER Music, Lance SkiiiWalker ft. Nick Hakim, Coi Leray ft. Fetty Wap, Evie Irie, Willie Peyote ft. Shaggy, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Tinie ft. Tion Wayne, taka perry, Milo Meskens, Souly Had ft. Melii, KATIE, Mikey Dam ft. fiction., NEEDTOBREATHE, Clare Dunn, Claire Guerreso, Lulleaux ft. Kid Princess, Lou Kerins, Ellrod & Jung Youth, TEA, Naïka, Floyd Wonder, RIZ LA VIE, 13, and Kill the Buzz & ÆMES Music ft. Yton to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

🎶 We added new songs by Wiz Khalifa, Cautious Clay, Nick Hakim, RockMafia, RAC, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Larkin Po...
04/24/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Wiz Khalifa, Cautious Clay, Nick Hakim, RockMafia, RAC, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Larkin Poe, Darby, The Washboard Union, Tim Dugger, AWOLNATION, Welshly Arms, Kacey Musgraves, Daniel Tashian, Roo Panes, SIRI, GOT7, Snareskin, Tom Nash, Justin Adams, and Nuala to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

04/24/2020
Downtown Turns 13

Last week, we turned 13! While the quarantine is preventing a proper B-Mitzvah, we still managed to celebrate. Thank you to clients The War and Treaty, The Miles Davis Estate, and おとぼけビ~バ~ - Otoboke Beaver for the birthday wishes. Even though we had to do it remotely, we're still grateful to celebrate with our entire Downtown Music Holdings crew.

"Green Onions" Written by: Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Lewie Steinberg, Stephen Lee Cropper Performed by: Booker T. & the M.G.’s Published By: Downtown DMP ...

🎶 We added new songs by Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, RJD2, Young Chop, Sumbuck ft. Savann...
04/17/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, RJD2, Young Chop, Sumbuck ft. Savannah Conley, Eliott, Kamauu, Fakear ft. Alex Metric, Ouai Stéphane, Deee-Lite, Phillip Michael Scales, Hael_Music, GLOWE, Kill the Buzz & ÆMES Music ft. Yton, and Sherman to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

In case you missed any of our Remote Access instrumental playlists to keep you company while working from home, check ou...
04/13/2020
Remote Access: A Work-From-Home Playlist Series

In case you missed any of our Remote Access instrumental playlists to keep you company while working from home, check out the full series on our blog — along with other recent playlists to boost your mood while we all do our part to #FlattenTheCurve.

Downtown Music Publishing's instrumental playlist series to aid in social distancing and help flatten the curve while while working from home.

🎶 We added new songs by Shaggy, Cautious Clay, Neon Trees, Stapleton, Rudi Zygadlo, The Orielles, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tap...
04/10/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Shaggy, Cautious Clay, Neon Trees, Stapleton, Rudi Zygadlo, The Orielles, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tapawingo, Esterly, Jung Youth, Emily Rowed, Claire Guerreso, BSOD, 13, JP THE WAVY, Animal Island, Abhijeet Srivastava, and Federico Albanese to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

The one and only John Prine, as remembered by Downtown Music Holdings CEO Justin Kalifowitz.
04/09/2020
Justin Kalifowitz Remembers John Prine

The one and only John Prine, as remembered by Downtown Music Holdings CEO Justin Kalifowitz.

Downtown Music Holdings CEO Justin Kalifowitz remembers John Prine.

🎶 We added new songs by RJD2, Nick Hakim, Phish, Cautious Clay, RAC, Deee-Lite, Tara Thompson, David Benjamin Music, Jan...
04/03/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by RJD2, Nick Hakim, Phish, Cautious Clay, RAC, Deee-Lite, Tara Thompson, David Benjamin Music, Janieck, Billy Raffoul, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, EDDIE, B1980 and Midnight Kids to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

Vol. 3 of our Remote Access playlist series features timeless jazz, soul, funk, blues, and some classic rock 'n' roll in...
04/01/2020
Vol. 3: Soul Food, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

Vol. 3 of our Remote Access playlist series features timeless jazz, soul, funk, blues, and some classic rock 'n' roll instrumentals from across the ages to help spark your creativity while working from home — including cuts by Booker T Jones, Charlie Parker, CHRISTIAN SCOTT QUINTET, Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Herbie Hancock, Hiatus Kaiyote, James Blood Ulmer, Lee Allen, Miles Davis, Neue Grafik, and Phony Ppl.

Vol. 3 of our Remote Access playlist series to aid in social distancing features soulful jazz, funk, blues and a few classic rock 'n' roll instrumentals from Downtown's catalog to help spark your creativity while working from home.

🎶 We added new songs by Jessie Reyez, OneRepublic, Mapei, Vedo, Nine Inch Nails, GREEN MONTANA, Grace Ackerman, AWOLNATI...
03/27/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Jessie Reyez, OneRepublic, Mapei, Vedo, Nine Inch Nails, GREEN MONTANA, Grace Ackerman, AWOLNATION, Ellrod, Hael_Music, Jung Youth, Gavin Haley & Yung Pinch, Kailee Morgue, GOOSE, GLOWE, TS Graye, and Jo Blankenburg to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

With Downtown employees working from home to help flatten the curve, we're dropping the second edition of our Remote Acc...
03/23/2020
Sonic Waves, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

With Downtown employees working from home to help flatten the curve, we're dropping the second edition of our Remote Access playlist series — this time featuring pulsing beats from across the electronic music spectrum to help you power through your work while social distancing — including tracks by Apparat, Chase & Status, The Chemical Brothers, Com Truise, David Spinelli, deadmau5, Deee-Lite, Douran, Jamie xx, Major Lazer, Mason, Moderat, Neue Grafik, Ouai Stéphane, Rhye, taka perry, Tycho, Victor Le Masne, and VIMALA.

The second edition of our Remote Access playlist series features atmospheric, rhythmic, and pulsing instrumentals from Downtown's catalog and roster of electronic DJs and producers — designed to help you concentrate and power through your work while social distancing.

🎶 We added new songs by John Legend, Baxter Dury, Neon Trees, Luidji, Eyez, Esterly, Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Deee-Li...
03/20/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by John Legend, Baxter Dury, Neon Trees, Luidji, Eyez, Esterly, Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Deee-Lite, SACHI ft. Naïka, Low Steppa ft. Reigns, Bleeker, Julian Gray, MOTi ft. Æmes & Sirprice, and Douran to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

Downtown employees are working from home to do our part in flattening the curve, so we're releasing a series of playlist...
03/17/2020
Lay Lo-Fi, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

Downtown employees are working from home to do our part in flattening the curve, so we're releasing a series of playlists to aid in the social distancing process. Our first installment of Remote Access features smooth, soulful beats to help you relax and focus while working remotely — with music by Blue Lab Beats, Casiio, Domu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Johnnybgood, Nash B, Ninjoi., Oddisee, Palomo Wendel, Phony Ppl, RJD2, SAN HOLO, Sebastian Kamae, Sporting Life, and Trackademicks.

The first installment of our Remote Access playlist series to aid in social distancing features smooth, soulful beats from Downtown's catalog to help you relax and focus while working from home.

Molly Neuman, President of our sister company Songtrust, addresses how the music industry can better advocate for its wo...
03/12/2020
How the Music Industry Can Do Better for Female Songwriters and Producers (Guest Column)

Molly Neuman, President of our sister company Songtrust, addresses how the music industry can better advocate for its women creators in this piece for Variety.

March is International Women’s Month, in which we recognize women everywhere and the advancements that have been made for female rights and representation. However, equity and balance in gender rep…

Happy #InternationalWomensDay from Downtown! ICYMI, listen to our #WomensHistoryMonth playlist — featuring music from ou...
03/08/2020
Women's History Month, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

Happy #InternationalWomensDay from Downtown! ICYMI, listen to our #WomensHistoryMonth playlist — featuring music from our catalog by badass women from around the globe.

A playlist celebrating the work of badass female artists and songwriters from the Downtown catalog — including legendary icons and some of today's most exciting emerging talent from around the globe.

🎶 We added new songs by Blacc Zacc ft. DaBaby, NCT 127, Niall Horan, Lauv, Zdot ft. Grizzy & Stickz, Elle Winter, Millie...
03/06/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Blacc Zacc ft. DaBaby, NCT 127, Niall Horan, Lauv, Zdot ft. Grizzy & Stickz, Elle Winter, Millie Turner, Jordie, U.S. Girls, Joel Adams, and Kate York to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

Just in time for #InternationalWomensDay this Sunday, here's a playlist celebrating the work of badass female artists an...
03/05/2020
Women's History Month, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

Just in time for #InternationalWomensDay this Sunday, here's a playlist celebrating the work of badass female artists and songwriters from our catalog — including music by legendary icons and some of today's most exciting emerging talent. #WomensHistoryMonth

A playlist celebrating the work of badass female artists and songwriters from the Downtown catalog — including legendary icons and some of today's most exciting emerging talent from around the globe.

🎶 We added new songs by Medasin ft. Cautious Clay, Evie Irie, Jonas Blue ft. Paloma Faith, Deee-Lite, Boston Bun, GREEN ...
02/28/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by Medasin ft. Cautious Clay, Evie Irie, Jonas Blue ft. Paloma Faith, Deee-Lite, Boston Bun, GREEN MONTANA, Tycho, ren, Charlotte OC, 13, SVNF8, and Maison Ware to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

02/28/2020
Phony Ppl - Fkn Around ft. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Video]

Closing out our #BHM playlist, for its final spotlight, we're jumping right up to the present with Phony Ppl's "Fkn Around" featuring Megan Thee Stallion. After backing her for a memorable Tiny Desk Concert in December, the band joined forces with Hot Girl Meg once again to release the "bouncy banger" — which was previewed during their set. As noted by NPR Music, "After the first verse/chorus, the adoring crowd was singing along as if they'd known the song for years."

Happy #BlackHistoryMonth from Downtown, and take a listen to more music by Black creators on our playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Phony Ppl - Fkn Around ft. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Video] Stream "Fkn Around ft. Megan Thee Stallion" on all platforms: https://phonyppl.ffm.to/fknarou...

02/26/2020
The War and Treaty- Down To The River

For our next #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight, we're bringing it forward to 2017 with The War and Treaty's "Down to the River" from their EP of the same name. Consisting of a woman born to sing and an army veteran whose career began with performing in memoriam to his unit’s fallen soldiers, this husband and wife duo met sharing a festival stage and have been making music together since. Listen to the song and more on our #BHM playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Music Video for The War and Treaty's "Down To The River".

02/24/2020
Mos Def - History ft. Talib Kweli

Today's #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight goes to Mos Def, who reunited with his Black Star group mate Talib Kweli to record the aptly-titled track "History" over J Dilla production for his 2009 album The Ecstatic. The autobiographical song references the MCs' respective histories, as well as their classic debut as a duo. Listen to "History" and more on our #BHM playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Music video by Mos Def performing History. (C) 2009 Downtown Music, LLC. Downtown Records is a trademark of Downtown Music, LLC.

🎶 We added new songs by X Ambassadors, BTS, Elohim, Willie Nelson, Kamaiyah, Mae Muller, Esterly ft. Jung Youth, Mason, ...
02/21/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by X Ambassadors, BTS, Elohim, Willie Nelson, Kamaiyah, Mae Muller, Esterly ft. Jung Youth, Mason, David Spinelli, Oshins & Leslie Powell, Kathleen, Call Me Loop, King Calaway, Tim Hicks, BlackGummy & EDDIE, C.H.A.Y., MANDA, Claire Guerreso, Sjowgren, Will And The People, and Lo Lind, Kyan Palmer & Nicopop. to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

02/21/2020
50 Cent - Many Men (Wish Death) (Dirty Version) [Official Video]

💎 I’m the diamond in the dirt that ain’t been found
I’m the underground king, and I ain’t been crowned 👑

In 2003, the Darrell “Digga” Branch co-produced anthem and fan favorite "Many Men (Wish Death)" from 50 Cent's celebrated debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin' was released. Listen to it on our #BlackHistoryMonth playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Best of 50 Cent: https://goo.gl/PgrRic Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/o954jF Music video by 50 Cent performing Many Men (Wish Death). (C) 2003 Shady Records/...

With a rich musical history centered around its storied venues, our latest Postcards playlist arrives from Paris — featu...
02/19/2020
Postcards: Paris

With a rich musical history centered around its storied venues, our latest Postcards playlist arrives from Paris — featuring music by some of our French-speaking roster, including David Spinelli, Fakear, GREEN MONTANA, Keren Ann, Luidji, Neue Grafik, Ouai Stéphane, and Victor le Masne, as well as Douran and VIMALA of Allo Floride Live.

Music by a mix of Downtown artists, songwriters, and producers representing Paris — a city with a storied musical history centered around its famed venues.

02/18/2020
Shaggy - Boombastic (Official Music Video)

Kingston, Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-bred Shaggy cut his teeth DJ’ing clubs in the New York dancehall scene before joining the United States Marine Corps — serving four years, including two tours of duty in the Middle East as a part of Desert Storm — and honing his craft while enlisted. His global stardom reached new heights in 1995, when he released the Platinum, top 10 classic “Boombastic” from his album of the same name. Listen to it on our #BlackHistoryMonth playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Listen to more from Shaggy: https://Shaggy.lnk.to/Essentials Discover more about Mr Boombastic here: http://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/shaggy Follow Shag...

🎶 We added new songs by SAM SMITH, Cold War Kids, YOKE LORE, David Benjamin, Ed Struijlaart, Calvin Harris, Arner, Katie...
02/14/2020
Fresh Cuts, a playlist by Downtown Music Publishing on Spotify

🎶 We added new songs by SAM SMITH, Cold War Kids, YOKE LORE, David Benjamin, Ed Struijlaart, Calvin Harris, Arner, Katie Gately, and more to our Fresh Cuts playlist. #NewMusicFriday

Downtown's latest hits and future classics, updated regularly.

💕 Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way 🗽For Valentine's Day, we're taking it back to 1994 with the Biggie classic "Juicy" ...
02/14/2020
Why this Biggie track is the greatest hip-hop song

💕 Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way 🗽

For Valentine's Day, we're taking it back to 1994 with the Biggie classic "Juicy" — one of the most important songs ever created. But don't take our word for it. A 2019 BBC Music poll of music journalists, critics, artists and industry experts revealed that it is generally considered the greatest hip-hop song of all time. Co-produced by The Trackmasters (Cloud 9 Music), "Juicy" is featured on our #BlackHistoryMonth playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

Why has The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut Juicy topped BBC Music’s poll of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time? Sowmya Krishnamurthy explains.

Our next #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight is on Garland Jeffreys' New York City anthem "Wild In The Streets." Garland speaks...
02/12/2020
GARLAND JEFFREYS: THE KING OF IN BETWEEN

Our next #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight is on Garland Jeffreys' New York City anthem "Wild In The Streets." Garland speaks about the song, its legacy and his accomplished career in this 2019 interview. Listen to it and more on our #BHM playlist: bit.ly/downtownbhm

The talented singer, songwriter and performer was friends and collaborators with both Lou Reed and John Cale before embarking on a solo career that has spanned more than four decades. Though the biracial Brooklyn native ended his live music career with some celebrated shows at the City Winery in NYC...

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Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs. Representing nearly 100 years of popular music, Downtown is the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture — including John Lennon, Booker T. Jones, George Gershwin, Mötley Crüe, Mos Def, Tori Amos, Hans Zimmer, John Prine, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Jimmy Napes, Cautious Clay, Stella Donnelly, and The War and Treaty, among others.

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