Los Angeles, August 15, 2011 — Independent music publishing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by artists such as Def Leppard, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has announced news from two of its in-house writers. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music.
pigFACTORYâ€™s writer Ali Pierre, who is exclusively signed to the company, has co-written the new Jordin Sparks single â€œI Am Woman,â€? which she recently performed on â€œAmerican Idol.â€? This song was co-written with multi-platinum artist/writer Ryan Tedder and producer Inflo.
In addition, pigFACTORY writer CJ Vanston and Def Leppardâ€™s Phil Collen have co-written a song called â€œItâ€™s All About Believing,â€? which has just been released on Def Leppardâ€™s Walmart exclusive album â€œMirrorball.â€? Long time songwriting partners, Vanston and Collen also worked together on their
digital music label, moodahmusic.com, which will debut in the Fall 2011.
ABOUT ALI PIERRE:
One of today’s newest and most inspiring songwriters & recording artists, Ali Pierre was born in Palma De Mallorca (Ibiza Islands), and was raised in many parts of the world. From Paris to London and Austria to Brazil, he learned many different cultures and styles of music at a very young age. He moved to Denver at the age of 9, and was introduced to the sound of the American Pop Culture and Hip-Hop.
As Ali grew older, his hobby for listening to music turned into a passion. He decided he to become a recording artist and songwriter and because of his cultured background, Ali wanted to embrace everything he picked up as a young boy traveling around the world.
Currently Ali is working with some big names, including artist and Grammy Award nominated Songwriter/Producer Ryan Tedder (One Republic, Beyonce, Leona Lewis), David Bal4 (T-Pain) and Dapo (Justin Bieber, John Legend, David Archuleta). Aliâ€™s single â€œLive It Upâ€? is charting in Brazil after being included on the top-selling dance compilation â€œElectro Hits Vol. 7â€? which features hits from artists such as Katy Perry, Flo Rida and Ke$ha.
ABOUT CJ VANSTON:
CJ Vanston is a multi-Grammy Award nominated producer, film composer, keyboard player and songwriter. He 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 is also the keyboard player in the legendary group Spinal Tap.
ABOUT PIGFACTORY MUSIC PUBLISHING:
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 clientsâ€™ song catalogues with the publishing rights societies, and collects â€˜at sourceâ€™ 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 www.pigfactory.com