The Quincy Jones Music Publishing catalogue is home to over 1,600 titles spanning five decades of music covering numerous musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock-n-Roll, Brazilian, Alternative and Hip-Hop. Over the years, such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Jordan, Lesley Gore, Barbra Streisand, Billy Eckstine and Tony Bennett have recorded our songs. We remain a presence in today’s market by way of such artists as Michael Jackson, 98°, Tevin Campbell, K-Ci & Jo Jo, George Benson, Ivan Lins, S.W.V., Vanessa Williams, Patti Austin, The Manhattan Transfer, James Ingram, Barry White and Ray Charles. Our current roster of talent includes lyricists, composers, musicians, performers and producers.
Check out our “Songwriters” section and find out who the major players are.
In addition to having this select group of current writers, QJMP also retains controlling interest in the catalogue of many writers and artists.
The R&B music of Portrait continues to attract audiences in all outlets, including commercials, films, soundtracks, and extensive radio airplay. Their top 5 hit “Here We Go Again” still garners interest from the public and industry professionals alike.
QJMP also houses the catalogue of songwriter and performer Michael Been. Michael reunited with his former band, The Call, with the release of the album “To Heaven and Back”. Because his music and lyrics are so distinctly visual, QJMP has focused placement of his catalogue on television and in feature films, and we anticipate a demand for his characteristic sounds far into the future.
Another artist continuing to impress the music community with her style and versatility is QJMP lyricist Tina Harris. She has had her songs recorded by such artists as Terence Blanchard, Chaka Kahn, The Pointer Sisters and Heart, and has songs featured in the films “School Daze”, “Kalifornia”, “Bed of Roses” and “Sugar Hill”. A native of London, Tina spends a great deal of her time overseas enjoying success with cuts on several European artists including Freya, Roch Voisine and Judith Berard.
Singer/Songwriter Siedah Garrett, whose creative history with Quincy is long and varied, has a good portion of her catalogue with QJMP. Garrett’s extensive archives feature the memorable songs “Man In The Mirror” and “Keep The Faith”, both recorded by Michael Jackson, as well as the inspirational “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)” performed by Tevin Campbell.
Gospel/ R&B lyricist and artist, Juanita Wynn, helped pave a new road in the often-traveled world of contemporary gospel music. With insightful lyrics and trend setting vocal arrangements, Juanita has helped catapult artists like Virtue, Fate, Sarah Von Davenport and Ben Tankard into the limelight. With a vast catalogue of her songs, we expect to procure many more covers in the near future.
The catalogue of R&B producer and writer Marc Kinchen is one of QJMP’s more recent acquisitions. Well known internationally for his remixes, Marc concentrates primarily on writing and producing. He has placements with Chantay Savage, LV, Trina and Tamara and S.W.V.
Both our current artists and catalogue songs enjoy a strong presence in film and television. Quincy’s composition “Soul Bossa Nova”, written in 1962, still works wonders today as the opening credit song in the hit movies “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”. We have songs featured in the critically acclaimed film “Jackie Brown” directed by Quentin Tarrantino, as well as “Wag The Dog” directed by Barry Levinson, and “Criminal Intent” starring the late Tupac Shakur. QJMP songs can also be heard in the films “Sprung”, “B.A.P.’s”, “The Players Club” and “Bowfinger”. We are featured on both the soundtracks of the “Austin Powers” series, “Little Vampires”, “Center Stage”, “To The Max”, “Sprung”, “Steel”, “Phat Beach”, “B.A.P.’s”, “The Players Club” and “Jackie Brown”.
Quincy Jones Music Publishing has hosted a multitude of special projects. We recently produced a Hip-Hop sampler entitled “Phatman”. This inventive CD has brought QJMP’s catalogue to the attention of numerous Hip-Hop artists and record companies. It features catalogue songs with great grooves that have been sampled by R. Kelly, Tupac Shakur, Joe, Da’ Brat, Bobby Brown, Uncle Sam, Mobb Deep, DJ Quik, Jodeci, Mario Winans, Naughty By Nature and others. QJMP also produced a premium CD for Tommy Hilfiger Clothiers, with hits selected from the catalogue as well as a number of tunes by up-and-coming artists.
We’ve also enjoyed numerous placements in television and radio campaigns; most recently having been featured in spots for Nike, Blockbuster, Budweiser, Renault and Simons. Due to this success, we’ve produced a compilation of snippets from over 60 catalogue songs for advertisers, introducing the original QJMP-designed cartoon character Cleo the AdMan.
As is evidenced above, Quincy Jones Music Publishing retains its legacy as one of the most time-honored catalogues in music history. Our foremost objective is to continue making our mark on the music of today, while pushing forth with the imaginations and the sounds of tomorrow.