Clouds Hill Notes is pleased to announce that it has acquired the catalogue of Rodríguez- López Productions, Omar Rodríguez-López’s record label master and publishing rights, including a partnership with Wise Music Group to handle the catalogue publishing of Grammy winning band The Mars Volta.
Coinciding with the recent release of Omar Rodríguez-López’s Clouds Hill Tapes, a triple- album of music recorded at the Hamburg recording studio that has been his refuge and inspiration for many years, Music producer, CEO and founder of the Clouds Hill Group Johann Scheerer felt:
“It’s about the right time to announce the acquisition of the RLP catalogue and The Mars Volta publishing now. After being Omar Rodríguez-López’s friend and business partner for such a long time, I am honoured and proud that he decided to also entrust me with this catalogue. Our HQ in Hamburg is now responsible to push this unique catalogue back into everyone’s minds.
The Rodríguez-López Productions catalogue acquired by Clouds Hill includes numerous solo albums by Omar Rodríguez-López, De Facto, Antemasque and more.
The transaction for The Mars Volta catalogue was managed and negotiated by Clouds Hill Notes, supported by its Co-publisher Wise Music Group on elements of the deal.
Jeffrey Duncan, Executive Vice President, Wise Music Group (United States of America): “We are delighted to welcome The Mars Volta’s catalogue to the Wise Music Group. Their unique canon is singular and timeless, and we are privileged to provide our global expertise and musical home to this celebrated catalogue.”
Michael Ohst, Group Head of Pop & Managing Director, Wise Music Group (Germany): “We have followed the career of The Mars Volta with great interest and are very enthusiastic to represent the catalogue of a band with such lasting stylistic influence and musical say.”
Omar Rodríguez-López team was led by Matt Ash and Stuart Gili-Ross of Raw Power Management. Matt Ash: “We’re delighted to be working with Clouds Hill as they assume the role of stewards for Omar’s life’s work and also with Wise Music on the Publishing of The Mars Volta’s incredible catalogue.“
Stu Gili-Ross added: “It’s an honour for us to be representing a body of work as influential as Omar’s catalogue with Rodríguez-López Productions and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.“
To celebrate the kick-off of the collaboration “Tremulant” (EP) by The Mars Volta will be available on all known streaming platforms.