Mojo Music & Media announced Tuesday that Sick Trick co-founder guitarist and lead lyricist Rick Nielsen has a 50% interest in the publishing catalog.
“I missed the opportunity to find a publisher who actually knew all my songs and had a vision of how to keep them alive for another thousand years or more,” Nielsen said in a statement. “Mark it and mark it!” He added, referring to Mojo co-founder and CEO Mark Fried. “We’re waiting for all the noise we’ll make together.”
Nielsen has been involved in almost all of the 400-plus compositions recorded since the founding of Seal Trick, including “I Want You to Want Man,” “Dream Police” and “Surrender” in the mid-1900s. Recording and touring continued for a quarter and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
“Plus for the last four decades,” Fried said, “Rick Nielsen has been teaching a master class on how to compose junk, melodic pop-punk music. He and his cheap trick bandmates, 20 studio albums and thousands of shows to the most dedicated fans in history. The Pipers have done so while somehow influencing almost every Well-Rock, Arena Pop and heavy metal band. . “
Mojo said he is working with Nielsen on film, TV, drama and retail projects, as well as long-term plans to use his song catalog through sinks, covers and samples.
Mojo is an independent publishing and legacy marketing company that represents 20,000 songs, including rock band cuts such as KISS, REO Speedwagon, Jeff Beck and Marilyn Manson, country music recorded by Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney and other esteemed seniors. , Dean Martin and Peggy Lee.