Carlin America Acquires Bruce Cockburn Catalog

07 FEB 2012

Carlin America announced Thursday the acquisition of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Bruce Cockburn's song catalog. Carlin Nashville will focus on the exploitation of the catalog in country and rock markets.

A native of Ottawa, Cockburn has recorded more than 30 albums throughout his career. He is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and esteemed songwriters of his time. His nine Top 10 singles include: "Going To The Country" (1970), "Wondering Where The Lions Are" (1979), "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" (1984), "Lovers In A Dangerous Time" (1984), "People See Through You" (1986) and "If A Tree Falls" (1988). Cockburn teamed with producer T Bone Burnett for albums Nothing But A Burning Light (1991) and Dart To The Heart (1994), which charted four and three singles each, respectively.

Cockburn's songs have been recorded by a wide diversity of artists such as Chet Atkins, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, Elbow, Dan Fogelberg, Jerry Garcia Band, George Hamilton IV, k.d. lang, Maria Muldaur, Anne Murray, Holly Near and Tom Rush, among others. Cockburn has also composed for television and films and wrote the opening and closing themes for "Franklin," the long-running popular children's television series.

"We are so pleased and excited to welcome Bruce Cockburn to the Carlin roster that includes such other music giants as John Sebastian, Jim Steinman, AC/DC, Billie Holiday, James Brown and Stephen Sondheim," says Carlin America President and CEO Caroline Bienstock. "Bruce has continued to be among the most prolific, versatile and important songwriters in popular music, and we are very eager to begin pursuing the many revenue opportunities his extensive catalog makes possible."

Of the new acquisition, Cockburn says: "The time seemed right to try to bring this music to the attention of a wider audience. When the people at Carlin expressed interest in buying the catalog it felt like the songs had found a perfect home. I'm looking forward to working with them."