Revolution Songs

Revolution Songs Revolution Songs is a family company that helps songwriters and artists have long, fulfilling careers with their greatest songs.

Revolution Songs is built on the legacy of two of the first great American independent music companies, Chess Records and Arc Music Publishing. Co-founders Marshall & Jamar Chess, Juan Carlos Barguil, and Daniel Gross are continuing the family’s legacy by providing a hands-on approach to music publishing coupled with expert copyright administration and a special focus on synchronization licensing. Contact us to learn more

RevSongs has been nominated for 'Best Sync Usage' at the A2IM Libby Awards for our placement of Wax-tailor's "Positively...
04/25/2014

RevSongs has been nominated for 'Best Sync Usage' at the A2IM Libby Awards for our placement of Wax-tailor's "Positively Inclined" in the global Motorola Moto-G campaign with Le Plan! We are very humbled to be alongside ATO Records' Alabama Shakes "You Ain't Alone" in Dallas Buyers Club by District Music, Subpop's Beach House "Take Care" in Blue Is the Warmest Colour: La vie d'Adèle, Matador Records' Cat Power Sun "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in Apple's iPhone 5s ad, Ninja Tune Official's The Cinematic Orchestra "To Build A Home" in a Guinness ad, Anti Records Grinderman "Hyper Worm Tamer UNKLE Remix)" in a Nike Free 5.0 online ad, and Mute Records' JUNIP "Line of Fire" use in the Breaking Bad series finale trailer video by Bank Robber Music. Congrats to all and good luck! Watch our spot here http://youtu.be/VunSqD1MOjE and view the full list of nominees via Billboard: http://bit.ly/1gXkeQZ

We're happy to announce that Mainland has joined RevSongs! Their recent album was recorded in Austin, TX and produced by...
04/24/2014

We're happy to announce that Mainland has joined RevSongs! Their recent album was recorded in Austin, TX and produced by Spoon's Jim Eno. Check out songs and their Death+Taxes interview here: http://bit.ly/1k9bmeG

Global smoke out day is 4/20! We've been building a fun reggae catalog, including the sample to the recent Nas track "Th...
04/22/2014

Global smoke out day is 4/20! We've been building a fun reggae catalog, including the sample to the recent Nas track "The Don" ("Dance Inna New York" by Super Cat). Check out our chill tracks and get in the vibe. Happy Holidaze!

Super Cat "Dance Inna New York"
http://youtu.be/3xoxqcP28bo

04/10/2014
MLC - Save Retirement

Australian financial services firm MLC released this great spot a couple weeks ago featuring the late Riz Ortolani's "Baci a Parigi," watch here: http://bit.ly/1euOuBP

Right now there's a few things that could put your dream retirement in jeopardy - Australia's $1 trillion dollar superannuation shortfall for one. At MLC, we...

Mean Creek released their new album 'Local Losers' AND a new music video for the awesome track "My Madeline" today. Lead...
04/08/2014
Mean Creek - "My Madeline" Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Mean Creek released their new album 'Local Losers' AND a new music video for the awesome track "My Madeline" today. Lead singer Chris Keene is one of the nicest and most genuine dudes we've ever met. This album rocks hard! Pick it up and support Old Flame Records

You've banged your head to Cool Town. You've pumped your first to Johnny Allen. Now, on the release date of the new album Local Losers, enjoy a video for

04/04/2014

So glad it's friday. And springtime in NYC. That means it's nearly time for free outdoor concerts!!

Stereogum got excited about this new release from Old Flame Records, they said "It's a pleasant compendium of skewed sun...
04/02/2014
Turn To Crime - "Sunday's Cool" (Stereogum Premiere)

Stereogum got excited about this new release from Old Flame Records, they said "It's a pleasant compendium of skewed sunshine and wonky rhythms, and you really ought to check it out." We're excited too!

In keeping with their Ann Arbor roots, the Brooklyn power trio Awesome Color kicked out three albums of fiery Detroit-inspired garage rock jams for Thurston

We want to celebrate Free Cone Day with Ben & Jerry's! Thanks Motive for providing the soundtrack for this annual treat ...
03/20/2014

We want to celebrate Free Cone Day with Ben & Jerry's! Thanks Motive for providing the soundtrack for this annual treat and to COPILOT who handled music supervision http://youtu.be/4pVLlM1Qqe0

03/18/2014

It's hard to believe another SXSW is in the books. It was great seeing so many great bands in person but especially Swimming Potty Mouth Vic and Gab Mean Creek Carousel Cloud Nothings and Ings. Thanks to all our awesome friends and partners!

Mick Jones, Diplo, Frank Ocean. and Paul Simonon collaborated with Converse and sampled a classic track from the RevSong...
03/10/2014
Frank Ocean + Mick Jones + Paul Simonon + Diplo - "HERO"

Mick Jones, Diplo, Frank Ocean. and Paul Simonon collaborated with Converse and sampled a classic track from the RevSongs catalog: "Pain in My Heart" by The Dells. Listen to the result here:

"Hero", from Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo is the latest track from Converse's Three Artists. One Song series. Fran...

03/05/2014
Dreaming in Blue - Spring '14

Check out the sweet new 7 For All Mankind video featuring "Sunlight" by Yuno on Old Flame Records http://youtu.be/P6Hf-XpxWuk

Inspired by breathtaking California dreamscapes, Dreaming in Blue explores the beauty of brilliant ocean blues and the warmth of the desert sands as captured...

If you'll be in Austin for #SXSW check out RevSongs' official showcase with Old Flame Records and Bar None Records featu...
03/03/2014

If you'll be in Austin for #SXSW check out RevSongs' official showcase with Old Flame Records and Bar None Records featuring our old buddies Mean Creek, Swimming and Dead Stars alongside new friends The Front Bottoms, Ezra Furman and Eros and the Eschaton

Download NPR Music's #SXSW 2014 mp3 mix featuring tracks from Potty Mouth, Swimming and Old Flame Records alums Cloud No...
03/03/2014
The Austin 100: A SXSW 2014 Mix

Download NPR Music's #SXSW 2014 mp3 mix featuring tracks from Potty Mouth, Swimming and Old Flame Records alums Cloud Nothings

For 30 days starting March 3, download or stream 100 hand-picked songs by artists worth discovering at this year's music festival.

Happy Valentine's Day! Head over to MTV IGGY and hear some of the ten flavors of love, including our own Potty Mouth
02/14/2014
10 Flavors of Love: A Valentine’s Playlist

Happy Valentine's Day! Head over to MTV IGGY and hear some of the ten flavors of love, including our own Potty Mouth

Is Valentine’s Day just for lovers? Or, can it be a day in which we celebrate the many forms of love that exist outside the bounds of a monogamous relationship? Is it weird to give a Valentine to your pet? Or your favorite barista? Here are ten songs that cover various shades of lovey-dovey...

Really excited that Pitchfork added Potty Mouth's new video for "Black and Studs" to their Down is Up column
02/05/2014
Down Is Up 15: Rokk í Reykjavík , Belgrado, Potty Mouth

Really excited that Pitchfork added Potty Mouth's new video for "Black and Studs" to their Down is Up column

The French producer and Yeezus collaborator talks to Carrie Battan about the ways in which making music is like acting, how frat culture took over electronic music, and why he has no tolerance for bullsh*t.

We're saddened to share that our client, legendary film composer Riz Ortolani, passed on last week at the age of 87.
01/29/2014
Italian Composer Riz Ortolani Dead At 87

We're saddened to share that our client, legendary film composer Riz Ortolani, passed on last week at the age of 87.

ROME - Italian soundtrack composer Riz Ortolani, who won a Grammy for his "Mondo Cane" theme "More," and whose wide range of music for movies was featured in three Quentin Tarantino films and on th...

Happy Holidays from our family to yours
12/23/2013

Happy Holidays from our family to yours

Wow! Thanks to Kick Kick Snare for calling Carousel their fave artist/group of 2013!! http://www.kickkicksnare.com/2013/...
12/20/2013
Kick Kick Snare - [BEST OF 2013] Favorite Solo Artist/Group: Carousel

Wow! Thanks to Kick Kick Snare for calling Carousel their fave artist/group of 2013!! http://www.kickkicksnare.com/2013/12/18/best-2013-favorite-solo-artistgroup-carousel/

Carousel, duo of Kevin Friedman & Jackson Phillips, have captivated us with their lush electro-pop sound since discovering them in September 2011, but it was this year that Carousel proved they are one of the most reliably brilliant bands making music. They possess an almost superhuman ability to cr...

Shark? received a great Pitchfork review today - "a perfect balance of punk form and function"
12/13/2013
Shark?: "Fingers"

Shark? received a great Pitchfork review today - "a perfect balance of punk form and function"

For a band whose name is a literal ambiguity, Shark? are remarkably good at making themselves clear. The Brooklyn quartet ...

congrats Potty Mouth!!
11/26/2013
Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2013

congrats Potty Mouth!!

Back in June, we named Massachusetts all-female, pop-leaning four-piece Potty Mouth a Band To Watch, writing that the band is expanding the conversation about what it means to be a a forward-thinking feminist band ... intentionally crafted but not outwardly political, in touch with the legacy of rio...

Listen to Billboard's exclusive song premiere of Carousel's new single "Into the Night"
11/19/2013
Carousel, 'Into The Night': Exclusive Song Premiere

Listen to Billboard's exclusive song premiere of Carousel's new single "Into the Night"

Carousel, a promising electro-pop duo based in Los Angeles, stepped out in August with their hypnotic debut EP "Palms," and are already ready to re

Tune in to FX Networks American Horror Story: Coven and hear Nyzzy Nyce "Brand New" tonight at 10pm
11/13/2013

Tune in to FX Networks American Horror Story: Coven and hear Nyzzy Nyce "Brand New" tonight at 10pm

TURN UP! American Horror Story is using my record "Brand New" in tonight's episode. It airs at 10PM EST on FX. #HMG #ItsNyzzy

A must - read from Leo Burnett Worldwide and BuzzFeed
11/11/2013
How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

A must - read from Leo Burnett Worldwide and BuzzFeed

Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-frie...

Good old Uncle Phil with the inimitable Etta James #tbt
11/07/2013

Good old Uncle Phil with the inimitable Etta James #tbt

Mean Creek new video just premiered by Stereogum mocking Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" vid, check it out http://bit.ly/17...
10/07/2013

Mean Creek new video just premiered by Stereogum mocking Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" vid, check it out http://bit.ly/17c8vcs

09/27/2013

Shark? is in the new Grand Theft Auto V and their new album is streaming via Stereogum - check out their tunes here http://bit.ly/15ZUdyx

09/25/2013

Sweet fancy moses, Pitchfork just gave Potty Mouth's new album a 7.8! "...expanding the idea of 'pop-punk' in 2013." Hell yes.

Congrats to Potty Mouth on their new album HELL BENT, in stores now! Read the interview over at ELLE Magazine (US) http:...
09/18/2013

Congrats to Potty Mouth on their new album HELL BENT, in stores now! Read the interview over at ELLE Magazine (US) http://bit.ly/188FXnm and buy the album from Old Flame Records here: http://bit.ly/169uVk0

Thanks to The Huffington Post for shedding light on music publishing!
09/09/2013
10 Things You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Music Publishing Partner

Thanks to The Huffington Post for shedding light on music publishing!

The term "Publishing Administration" gets thrown around a lot in the music industry, and if you're a songwriter, it's critical that you understand what it means, how it works, and what your options are.

09/03/2013

Proud to share that Vic and Gab's "Love of Mine" will be on MTV Catfish: The TV Show tonight at 10pm EST. Last week's episode was NUTS, can't wait for tonight!

NPR Music just called Potty Mouth's HELL BENT "one of the best rock albums of the year. For real." Stream it now, and bu...
09/03/2013

NPR Music just called Potty Mouth's HELL BENT "one of the best rock albums of the year. For real." Stream it now, and buy it 9/17 on Old Flame Records http://n.pr/1dLHxAG

tonight is gonna be rad
08/22/2013

tonight is gonna be rad

Tonight!

08/20/2013

The brand new video for Motive's "Burn Down Brooklyn" just premiered! Nylon Guys Magazine says "This track feels like ’90s rock to us in all of the best ways" http://bit.ly/1cXXZxj

Potty Mouth gets another look from Pitchfork... listen to "Black and Studs"
08/14/2013
Potty Mouth: "Black and Studs"

Potty Mouth gets another look from Pitchfork... listen to "Black and Studs"

Potty Mouth's "Black and Studs" is far and away the least '90s-infused cut on their new LP Hell Bent (out ...

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