October 16, 2018

Milbank Advises on Acquisition of Major Music Publishing Catalog


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised affiliates of Morgan Stanley in connection with the acquisition of the music publishing catalog of over 100 songs written or co-written by a five-time Grammy award-winning writer and producer, including such titles as “Uptown Funk” and “Just Give Me a Reason,” which both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and “Girl on Fire,” which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Milbank also advised on a $50 million bridge loan in connection with the catalog acquisition.

The team was led by Global Leveraged Finance partner Jerome McCluskey and Intellectual Property special counsel Nathaniel Browand with assistance from associates Yoon Hyun (Allison) Cho and Anya Andreeva. The Global Corporate team was led by partner Brett Goldblatt and associates Natalie Chitayat and Kimberly Covington.