PEN Music Group, Inc. has signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with superstar Olivia Newton-John and her Zargon Music (ASCAP). The deal excludes Australia and New Zealand but encompasses all works written by Newton-John (including her song "Love Is A Gift" which won an Emmy® in 1999). The signing also gives PEN synch rights to all masters owned by ONJ Productions, Inc., which includes the majority of her classic catalog of LP's originally released by MCA/Universal, including the hit titles Come On Over, Don't Stop Believin', Totally Hot and Physical among numerous others.
The deal is a strategic fit to PEN's existing worldwide administration deal with legendary songwriter/producer John Farrar, Olivia's long-time producer and collaborator. PEN has achieved great success with John, especially with his classic song "Magic" (originally from Xanadu) which PEN placed in both the hit FOX series Glee and in a national Macy's branding campaign that has been running since August 2010.
Michael Eames, President of PEN, says of the deal, "I am so pleased to expand upon our success with John Farrar by adding Olivia's songs and masters to our catalogue. We now are able to offer some of Olivia's classic pop hits as one-stop all-in licenses. Olivia is a worldwide superstar who continues to be a vibrant musical talent and we couldn't be more pleased that she has entrusted PEN with her music assets."
The Olivia Newton-John/John Farrar partnership continues as the Farrar-penned composition "Weightless" (co-written with his son, Max Farrar) has been recorded by Newton-John and will be featured in the upcoming film A Few Best Men, in which she also appears as a co-star.
For further information, licensing and media inquiries, please contact Michael Eames at PEN Music Group, Inc. (818-766-9200, ext. 101, email@example.com).