The Professional Music Publishers’ Association (APEM) will honour Patrick Curley with its eighth annual Christopher J. Reed Award on Sept. 24, 2020, during the Pop Montreal festival.
A songwriter and lawyer, Curley is the founder and President of Third Side Music, a Montréal-based music publishing company with offices in Los Angeles.
Since 2005, Third Side Music has become one of North America’s most active and respected music publishing companies with a catalogue of more than 55,000 works by Canadian and international artists. The company, which also acts as a North American sub-publisher for a variety of partners, is especially recognized for its activities in the audio-visual music sector, and as a grantor of hundreds of music licences for films, TV series, advertising, videogames, etc.
Curley has been invited to participate in numerous international events such as MIDEM, CMJ, ALAI, Canadian Music Week (CMW), North by Northeast (NXNE), and the Paris Sync Summit, besides being invited to speak as an expert by McGill University, Trebas Institute, the Professional Music Publishers’ Association (APEM), and SOCAN. Originally from Jonquière, Québec, Curley is a committee member of the Mechanical Licensing Collective in the U.S. and, since 2014, a member of the Board of SOCAN, an organization he joined as a music creator in 1990.
Named after one of Canada’s most influential music publishers, who died in 2012, the Christopher J. Reed Award is presented annually to an outstanding music-publishing advocate who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the profession, as well as to copyright compliance and the rights of creators, and has made an exceptional contribution to the practice and recognition of the music publishing profession.