Raleigh Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal to represent the catalog of prolific hit songwriter Denise Rich. The catalog which spans the 80s, 90s, and 00s, is comprised of over 122 released songs. Notable catalog highlights include Grammy-nominated hit “Don’t Waste Your Time” by Aretha Franklin and Mary J Blige, UK #1 “Frankie” by Sister Sledge, “Candy”, a top hit for Mandy Moore, “Abrazar La Vida” a #1 song for Luis Fonsi and “Livin for Love” by Natalie Cole.
In addition to these, Denise’s songs have been recorded by a long list of legendary artists including Chaka Khan, CeCe Peniston, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Billy Porter, Phyllis Hyman, Anastacia, Jody Watley, Jessica Simpson, Allure, Marc Anthony, Martha Wash, Frankie Knuckles, Kathie Lee, Brenda K. Starr, Kelly Price, Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus), Tramaine Hawkins, Johnny Mathis, and Duncan Sheik.
“Her songs have become the soundtrack of our times mirroring our hopes and aspirations. We’re honored that Denise has entrusted us to represent her diverse catalog of modern standards,” says Peter Raleigh co-founder and partner of Raleigh Music Group.
“When I met with the Raleigh Music team, I knew instantly that their love and appreciation of songwriting matched mine! I am thrilled for our partnership and what is to come,” says Denise Rich.
Denise’s songs can be found in soundtracks for many tv shows and films including “The Hurricane” (1999), “Runaway Bride” (1999), “John Q” (2002), and “Chicago” (2003).
“These songs remain as relevant today as they were when originally written,” says co-founder Steven Storch. “We are excited by the opportunity to actively pitch and promote this remarkable catalog and its many recognizable songs for upcoming film, tv and brand advertising projects,” adds Steve.
Global Music Publisher, Raleigh Music Group, with offices in New York and Los Angeles was founded in 2016 by longtime music execs Peter Raleigh and Steven Storch. The company which prides itself on high-touch client services represents the iconic catalogs of Elvis Presley, George Gershwin, Anthony Newley, Bo Diddley, America, Lords of the Underground, Willy Deville, Lester Sill and Muhammad Ali. The company also publishes a select roster of contemporary artists, composers and producers including Republic records artist Baby Goth, composer Randy Edelman, Melissa Ferrick, Shawn James, Eliza Shaddad, Jack Larsen, Victor Internet, ISLAND and Mika Means.