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Downtown inks strategic partnership with Next Era Music Publishing

Next Era Music Publishing, “The Biggest Independent You Have Never Heard Of”, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Downtown Music Publishing. Downtown Music’s publishing administration services – which also include Songtrust, and Sheer Publishing Africa – is home to over 360,000 songwriters and almost 5 million copyrights under management. Downtown Music Publishing will represent the Next Era catalogue worldwide for administration and collection.


The strategic partnership marks a significant milestone which will allow the boutique publishing house to streamline collection and administration as well as drive unique opportunities for its creators and partners.

The female-led Next Era Music Publishing has become known for its commitment to fostering the growth and success of its writers. It represents legendary works such as Juicy, Getting Jiggy Wit It, I’ll House You as well as established writers such as The Track Masters, Laidback Luke and next-generation stars such as Young Ellens and Merow.

With an extensive catalog of diverse and influential music, Next Era has grown into a champion of breaking boundaries for its clients. This latest move aligns with Next Era’s dedication to nurturing local talent and promoting cultural diversity on a global scale.

“We are very excited about the endless possibilities that this partnership with Downtown Music Publishing brings to the table,” said Olga Heijns of Next Era Music Publishing. “This collaboration not only strengthens our commitment to supporting artists globally but also opens up exciting prospects for the vibrant music scene in the Netherlands.”

Andrew Bergman, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings adds: “’With Downtown Music Publishing already working across the Next Era catalog in North America, we look forward to expanding and continuing our relationship with Olga and the Next Era team on a more global scale.”

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