Nashville-based independent publishing company Mojo Music & Media has acquired a 50% stake in songwriter Bob Morrison’s publishing catalog.
The company also acquired the share of writer, artist and recording royalties from writer, artist and actor Jerry Reed.
As Mojo previously owned Reed’s publishing catalog, the company says this additional acquisition gives it “full control over the legacy of the icon’s works.”
Morrison deal brings 76 country and pop singles, including standards such as Johnny Lee looking for loveKenny Roger’s love the worldConway Twitty’s Don’t call him a cowboy, Highway 101 whiskey if you were a woman and the chicks Tonight the heartache is on me.
Reed’s acquisition includes 50 singles spanning three decades, including Amos Moses, Guitarist, A thing called love, When you’re hot, you’re hot and East and down.
In the three years that Mojo has owned Reed’s publishing catalog, the company says its creative team has landed multiple syncs, including I sympathize in NBC’s Good Girls, East and down in a national advertising campaign for Hyundai and When you’re hot, you’re hot in the summer season spots for Chevrolet.
Guitarist will also appear in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic.
The acquisition by Mojo Music follows the December 2021 purchase of Irish songwriter and producer Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee’s entire publishing catalog for an undisclosed sum.
The Morrison and Reed deals also follow a series of acquisitions by Mojo over the past year of country music songwriters such as Terry McBride, Tom Shapiro, George Teren and Pat McManus.
“Bob and Jerry, through their songwriting, musicality and drive, have helped country music gain millions of new fans.”
Mark Fried, Mojo
Mark Fried, Co-Founder and CEO of Mojo, said, “Our joint venture with Bob Morrison and our 360 Legacy Agreement with the daughters of Jerry Reed underscores Mojo’s commitment to partnering with authors- most beloved and influential composers and writers/artists across all genres.
“Bob and Jerry, through their songwriting, musicality and drive, have helped country music gain millions of new fans and expand its influence in film and television and we are proud to have already began to revitalize their songs and amplify their collective accomplishments.”
“I had the chance to work with great musicians. I feel the same way about the folks at MOJO.
Bob Morrison, added: “I had the chance to work with great musicians. I feel the same way about the folks at MOJO.
“They are real song fans, we have a real partnership and I’m really excited about the adventure we’re going to have.”
“It means a lot to us!”
Lottie Zavala (Reed’s daughter)
Lottie Zavala, Reed’s daughter, said: “Seidina and I are so grateful to Mark and everyone at Mojo for loving dad and wanting to keep his music and his memory alive.
“It means a lot to us! And we couldn’t be more excited about all the media projects we’re working on together to make sure his songs and his story continue to entertain and inspire future fans.The music industry around the world