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Atlas Music Expanding Scope of Audiovisual Reach With Munger Music Joint Venture

ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING is excited to announce the formation of a new joint-venture with MUNGER MUSIC, to aggressively pursue and develop music publishing opportunities through strategic partnerships with established as well as emerging audio-visual production companies involved in the creation of compelling content in all forms of audiovisual media, including film, television, and the rapidly-evolving new media platforms that are defining today's entertainment industry.

The venture will leverage the resources of full-service independent music publisher Atlas Music Publishing, including its deep & diverse roster of songwriters; growing catalog of classic & contemporary hit songs; and robust, global administration platform with the resources of industry veteran Chris Munger and his firm Munger Music.

Atlas executives Richard Stumpf (CEO) and Phil Cialdella (COO) bring to the venture a wealth of experience in this specialized realm of music publishing, having previously developed one of the leading film/tv client rosters in the industry for independent pubco Cherry Lane, whose heavyweight clients included Lionsgate, Marvel Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Weinstein Co., NFL Films, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), NASCAR, Pokemon / 4Kids Entertainment, Lakeshore Films, Icon Films, and many others.

Through his years of building AV properties and Executive Producing TV & Film content, Chris Munger will utilize his experience, expertise, and industry relationships to bring TV shows, films, and film & tv production companies into the fold of the new venture.

“The intrinsic and inherent value that music brings to all forms of audiovisual entertainment makes the relationship between music publisher and the creators of AV content one of immense mutual benefit. We are excited to build upon our strong relationships in this arena, and exploit the many opportunities that these close working relationships will engender” says Cialdella. “It’s also a specialized aspect of music publishing, that demands a high level of client service and platform knowledge that Atlas is best-suited for. Chris is a proven pioneer in the field, and brings tremendous value to the venture, allowing us to create an AV-publishing team that is unmatched in the industry. Both Rich and I have worked with Chris in the past, and we are really excited to embark on this new venture with him.”

Says Munger, “I’m very excited to be working with such a great, ambitious, and talented team that truly understands the future of the business."


Munger Music operates as a music branding, music supervision, consulting, third-party licensing and original composition company. Munger’s music branding division was paramount for the highly successful launch of the TV network Versus, which led into NBC Sports, NBC, MTV, MSG, NHL, VH1, NFL Super Bowl, Fuse, TV One, Comedy Central and more.

Munger Music is also the leading go-to company for publishing houses and individual music catalog owners to create new music catalogs for licensing purposes and new revenue streams. Chris Munger’s signature guitar sound led to his live music act, My World, which was commissioned by Chuck D of Public Enemy to co-write and record live tracks on Public Enemy’s albums New Whirl Odor and Beats and Places. Munger is always on the cutting edge of new technology, bringing companies like Audionamix to the US market, which launched the groundbreaking remix series for Universal/Verve “The First Ladies”, along with his new involvement in producing virtual reality music content. For additional information to go to and @mungermusicinc on Twitter.


Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market-minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger is not better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Madonna, Al Green, Booker T. and the MG’s, Otis Redding, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, KellyClarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Dr. Dre, BJ the Chicago Kid, T.I., Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly. The company boasts a roster of hitmakers that spans multiple genres, including Counting Crows, Van Halen, Toby Gad, Sean Garrett, Brian Howes, Dan the Automator, Mike & Keys,Matthew West and Ashley Gorley, as well as emerging artists Oshea, Alex Winston, Alex Vargas, TOTEM, and Secret Weapons, amongst others. Well-funded by a mix of long-term strategic and financial partners, with access to up to $400 million in capital, Atlas provides its writers with on-the-ground representation in every global territory, with its headquarters based in New York. For more information, visit For breaking news updates and behind-the-scenes information, follow @atlasmusicpub on Twitter.


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Andy Golden

(646) 502-5170



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