Warner Music Group Corp.'s music publishing arm, Warner/Chappel (WCM), has acquired production music library company Non-Stop Music; WCM will begin joint marketing of the Non-Stop library to an expanded base of synchronization customers and
Warner/Chappell's other musical properties.
"We are thrilled to have this chance to expand WCM's vibrant
synchronization business with this exciting acquisition," says Dave
Johnson, CEO of Warner/Chappell. "Publishing has been one of the most
stable areas of the music industry in recent years, and with the rapid
proliferation and ubiquity of traditional and digital media, this
deal is an essential part of our strategy to create a more robust
"This is truly one of the brightest moments in our 26-year ride in
the production music library business," says Randy Thornton,
co-founder of Non-Stop. "We have been continually surprised and
thrilled by the strong reception we have gotten for our library from
our growing client list and look forward to being part of one of the
more forward-thinking music companies in the world."
"When Randy and I started this project so many years ago, we were
just two musicians with a crazy idea," says Non-Stop co-founder Bryan
Hofheins. "To be recognized this way and brought into the fold of
such a legendary publishing company takes us into the 'beyond our
wildest dreams' realm."
"We are thrilled to be part of the Warner Music family," says Mike
Dowdle, co-founder of Non-Stop Music and CEO of WCM's new production
music library division. "We look forward to building WCM's production
music business on Non-Stop's solid foundation through organic growth
and additional acquisitions."
Non-Stop Music co-founders Randy Thornton, Brian Hofheins and CEO
Mike Dowdle will run Non-Stop as a division of Warner/Chappell Music
and will report to Dave Johnson.