North Hudson Music is a worldwide music publishing administrator whose well-curated catalogue includes works written and performed by The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Fergie, Robin Thicke, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Tupac, P. Diddy, The Pussycat Dolls, Armand van Helden, and many others.
It was founded in 2000 by Helen Yu, the Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer, who is also a veteran entertainment attorney helming the Yu Leseberg Law Firm. North Hudson Music provides expert copyright management, royalty collection and copyright reversion services that always put the creators/writers and copyright holders’ interests first — ensuring that they receive the music publishing royalties to which they are entitled.
Protecting the Rights of Clients
North Hudson Music is driven by simple imperatives: to keep creators, songwriters, and producers in control of their copyrights. North Hudson Music seeks to empower its clients and collect and license as much of the royalty income they’re entitled to as possible. North Hudson Music’s experienced team is adept at analyzing and collecting worldwide income (even when there are complex rights involving various parties and heirs). It is also experienced in reviewing statements to ensure that works have been properly accounted and tallied based on the clients’ contractual ownership shares and pre-agreed rates. This confirmation helps to promptly correct any accounting errors for creatives.
North Hudson Music prides itself on a holistic approach to music publishing administration. Its copyright administration goes the extra mile in collecting and educating its clients. The administrator has also devised various strategies to protect copyrights and maximize royalty income, while avoiding common pitfalls that decrease revenue collection for the client.
North Hudson Music: U.S. and International
As it is a global music business, each country’s complexities, rules, payment calculations are carefully navigated by North Hudson. The team is proud to be a bastion of stability and insight for creators, songwriters, and producers who prefer to focus on what they do best: creating great music. In the years since its founding, North Hudson Music has never wavered from its commitment to advocate on behalf of its creatives.
North Hudson Music works with a network of international partners in each major territory of the world to ensure that its clients’ copyrights and other intellectual property rights are secure no matter where they choose to publish. The team further ensures that their clients receive the international royalties to which they are entitled (but too often do not receive).
Thanks to founder Helen Yu’s extensive experience in intellectual property law and her background as a respected entertainment attorney, North Hudson Music creatives know they’re in expert hands. She is a fixture at music conferences both in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her clients have also earned profiles in the most iconic music and pop culture driven publications in the music industry, including Billboard magazine, Variety, Music Connection, Rolling Stone, Spin, Fader, and others.
North Hudson Music’s in-house expertise always puts its clients in control of their own intellectual property and copyrights. With a commitment to frank, responsive communication at every stage of the relationship, North Hudson provides a degree of high-touch service that competitors simply can’t match. It’s no wonder that North Hudson Music’s highly personal services have the highest satisfaction ratings — just ask any of the company’s longtime clients.