Mojo Music & Media has acquired the catalogs of Bob Morrison and Jerry Reed. Here are the full details.
Mojo has acquired a 50% interest in the publishing catalog for songwriter Bob Morrison. It also acquired the writer share, artist and record royalties of Jerry Reed. Mojo previously acquired the publishing catalog of Jerry Reed, so this gives them complete control of his works.
The Morrison deal brings 76 country and pop chart singles under Mojo control. Some of those hits include:
- Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ For Love”
- Kenny Rogers’ “Love The World Away”
- Conway Twitty’s “Don’t Call Him A Cowboy”
- Highway 101’s “Whiskey If You Were a Woman”
- The Chicks’ “Tonight the Heartache’s On Me”
The Reed acquisition features 50 charting singles spanning three decades. Hits in that catalog include “Amos Moses,” “Guitar Man,” “A Thing Called Love,” “When You’re Hot You’re Hot,” and “East Bound and Down.” In the three years during which Mojo has owned Jerry Reed’s publishing catalog, the company’s creative team has landed multiple sync deals for his music.
Those deals include “I Feel For You” in NBC’s Good Girls, “East Bound and Down” in a national advertising campaign for Hyundai, and “When You’re Hot You’re Hot” in summer season spots for Chevrolet.
“Our joint venture with Bob Morrison and 360 legacy deal with Jerry Reed’s daughters underscore Mojo’s commitment to partnering with the most beloved and influential songwriters and writer/artists in every genre,” says Mark Fried, Mojo’s Co-Founder and CEO.
“Bob and Jerry, through their envelope-pushing writing, musicianship and drive, helped country music win millions of new fans and expand its influence in film and television and we’re proud to have already begin revitalizing their songs and amplifying their collective achievements,” Fried continues.
“I’ve had the good fortune to work with great music people,” says Bob Morrison. “I have the same feeling about the folks at MOJO. They’re real song fans, we’ve got a true partnership, and I’m really excited about the adventure we’re about to go on.” Morrison moved to Nashville in 1973 and set his sights on songwriting. Morrison’s songs have won more than 40 ASCAP Country Awards. He was named the PRO’s Songwriter of the Year in 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1982.
The Morrison and Reed deal follows a series of major acquisitions for Mojo. Those include some of country music’s most respected songwriters including Terry McBride, Tom Shapiro, George Teren, and Pat McManus.