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pigFACTORY Music Signs Multi-Grammy Award Nominated CJ Vanston, Producer/Film Composer/Keyboard Player/Songwriter, to its Publishing Roster

Los Angeles, March 28, 2011 — Independent publishing and licensing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by artists such as Fatboy Slim, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has signed multi-talented writer CJ Vanston. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music.

Said Mr. Haldeman, “CJ Vanston is a multi-Grammy Award nominated producer, film composer, keyboard player and songwriter. He is the keyboardist in Spinal Tap and has just co–written and produced the lead single for the upcoming Def Leppard album. Are you kidding? We’re thrilled to have him in the pigFACTORY family (as he bangs his head and throws up devil-horns)!â€?


CJ Vanston has written with songwriters such as Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Barry Mann, Bernie Taupin, Tony Jo White, Kool Kojak, Amy Powers, Michael

Jay and Chesney Hawkes, along with a wide range of other co-writers. CJ has attended many writer camps around the world, including Miles Copeland’s Marouatte Castle and Icefusion in Iceland.

CJ has composed music for all four of Christopher Guest’s suite of movies; “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best In Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” and “For Your Consideration,” in addition to scores for “Almost Heroes,” “Slingshot,” and songs for “Sweet Home Alabama,” and many others.

He has also been musical director/keyboardist on World Tours for Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Spinal Tap in over 40 countries. As a session keyboardist and arranger, CJ has worked on over 200 albums with such major artists as Prince, Celine Dion, Chris Botti, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, ‘NSync, and many more.

CJ’s producing has ranged from Joe Cocker’s “Heart & Soul,” an album with a rich sound including full orchestra, to Spinal Tap’s 2010 Grammy Nominated “Back From The Dead,” a head-banging, mind numbing rock record. The song “A Kiss At The End of the Rainbow,” from “A Mighty Wind,” produced by CJ, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song in 2004.

Recently CJ produced and co-wrote a new album for Steve Lukather (Toto), and is currently producing albums for Spanish diva Veronica Romeo and a debut album for Canadian artist Kristina Helene. CJ has also co-written and
produced the new single for Def Leppard, out in 2011.

In addition, CJ and Phil Collen (Def Leppard) have announced the creation of their digital music label,, which is set to debut in spring 2011.


pigFACTORY Music Publishing specializes in the international placement of music in film, television, film trailers, advertising, and videogames, and in the collection of publishing royalties worldwide. To that end, the company leverages an advanced digital publishing system to proactively exploit its clients’ music catalogues and track music publishing royalties on a global scale. The company represents top songwriters, artists, record producers, labels, and publishers, with a roster of over 250,000 songs, including an extensive selection of classic hits.

pigFACTORY is one of the few independent publishers in the international marketplace to affiliate directly with a large number of royalty societies throughout the world. Via its direct memberships and partnerships, and by using state-of-the-art royalty software, pigFACTORY quickly and accurately registers its clients’ song catalogues with the publishing rights societies, and collects ‘at source’ in most major international territories.

The U.S. headquarters of pigFACTORY is 8075 W. Third Street, Suite # 540, Los Angeles, CA, 90048. The phone is 323/653-1200, and the website is