Music legend Bruce Cockburn pacts with Carlin America subsidiary for publishing
by Jim Bessman

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26 January 2012 - Major independent music publishing organization Carlin America's new subsdiary Rotten Kidddies Music, LLC has acquired the songs of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Bruce Cockburn.

The Ottawa native, whose well-known political and environmental activism is often reflected in his songs, has released over 30 albums in his celebrated career and is among Canada's most influential musicians. Key songs in his catalog include the hits Going To The Country, Wondering Where The Lions Are, If I Had A Rocket Launcher, Lovers In A Dangerous Time, People See Through You and the environmental anthem If A Tree Falls; his compositions have been recorded by the likes of Chet Atkins, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffet, Judy Collins, Dan Fogelberg, The Jerry Garcia Band, k.d. lang and Anne Murray.

Also renowned for his guitar play, Cockburn has composed for television and films, credits here including the opening and closing themes for the international children's TV series Franklin.

"We are so pleased and excited to welcome Bruce Cockburn to the Carlin roster," said Carlin America president/CEO Caroline Bienstock, whose New York-based company also publishes John Sebastian, Jim Steinman, AC/DC, Billie Holiday, James Brown and Stephen Sondheim.

She added: "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."

Cockburn's career began in 1965 when he joined The Children, the first of several groups before he became a featured regular on Canada's popular 3ís A Crowd music TV series and recorded his 1970 self-titled debut solo album.

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

~ from The Examiner - by Jim Bessman.

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