And as the publisher of songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come,” it’s not that we have anything against Frank…
Quite simply, our goal was to create a service-oriented business that allowed us to partner with great songwriters and at the same time collaborate with the broader media and technology industries.
We originally opened our doors in New York City, assembling a team of like-minded, passionate entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in music, media and tech.
Over the past seven years, we have established offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, and Amsterdam, maintaining one of the most favorable song-to-staff ratios in the industry.
The creative partnerships we develop with our songwriter clients is at the heart of our business. Beyond writing for popular recording artists, we also offer our clients the opportunity to craft original works for a variety of film, television, advertising, & video game productions. The success of our songwriters has led Billboard Magazine to repeatedly rank Downtown as one of the top ten music publishers in the United States.
Through Songtrust, our in-house technology division, we have developed proprietary applications that power the Downtown administration and creative platforms. We also provide publishing operations for businesses including CD Baby and The Orchard. In 2011, we launched the world’s first self-service royalty collection platform for emerging songwriters and artists, bringing the previously offline and undemocratic process of global royalty collection into the 21st century.
Today, the Downtown catalog includes over seventy years of popular song, film score and musical theatre. We proudly represent the works of such diverse and accomplished songwriters as John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Cy Coleman, The Kinks’ Ray Davies, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, Seal, Carla Bruni, Ellie Goulding, Santigold, Neon Trees and One Direction.
As the music industry continues through this unprecedented transition, we are committed to serving the long-term music publishing needs of world-class songs and songwriters.