peermusic is a global independent music publisher with 36 offices in 28 countries around the world (covering all 6 major continents). We have a rich and diverse musical heritage dating back to our inception in the USA in 1927. The international roster includes such notable catalogues from the likes of Buddy Holly, Donovan, The Carter Family, Hoagy Carmichael and David Foster, along with an extensive selection of Country and Latin standards. We were also the first company to publish songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things.
In 1932, peermusic UK was set up and run by local entrepreneur Tom H. Ward who, with his son Tom F. Ward, went on to establish peermusic offices around Europe with the London office based originally in Denmark Street (the legendary 'Tin Pan Alley').
The UK roster includes a combination of talented established and emerging songwriters, including: Adam Argyle (Newton Faulkner, Olly Murs, James Bay), Dele Ladimeji (Jay Sean, Melanie C, Arashi) and Luke Juby (Emeli Sandi, Professor Green, Izzy Bizu) as well as other established writers like Paul Herman, Roy Stride, John Reid and Chris Neil. Our current established artist roster consists of Public Image Ltd, Melanie C, Cradle of Filth and Ziggy Marley as well as upcoming acts like Ellie Rose, Cousin Marnie and JUDGE, to name but a few.
A cornerstone of our business is to develop and support promising new songwriters and artists. We are proud that Newton Faulkner and Adam Argyle are recent examples of our success.
As a company, we are not pigeonholed by a particular genre and this is evident from the variety of artists on our UK roster: Craig Leon (classical), FM (rock), Jeff Christie (pop), Adrian Munsey (classical), John Carter (pop) and TasteXperience (dance).
In addition, we represent a large catalogue of master recordings via our US-based affiliate, Peer Southern Productions Inc., as well as through acquisitions and agreements in the UK with companies like Sunny Records, Donovan Discs and our own label Spark Records, which was established in the 1960s.