MINDER MUSIC LIMITED is an independent UK Music Publishing Company which was started in the 80's by JOHN FOGARTY and BETH CLOUGH.
The Company has built up a number of copyrights which it owns and controls throughout the World. The catalogue comprises an eclectic mix of works from the 1920's music hall classic “LAUGHING POLICEMAN” all the way to the silky FM sounds of ACE’S “HOW LONG”, via many R&B classics originally recorded by THE GAP BAND ("OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD", "OUTSTANDING", etc.), FATBACK BAND ("I FOUND LOVIN'", "BUS STOP", etc.), JIMMY CASTOR ("IT'S JUST BEGUN", "TROGLODYTE", etc.). etc.
MINDER continues to add to it’s roster with recent acquisitions of Classics such as the Worldwide hit "DENIS" by BLONDIE.
In addition, MINDER also administers catalogues of copyrights such as ABC CIRCLE/ AMERICAN BROADCASTING MUSIC and BOB SEGER’S GEAR PUBLISHING CO., as well as the fabulous SCHROEDER catalogue which spans classics from the 50's-60's recorded by SINATRA, GENE PITNEY, BOBBY VEE and the KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL himself, ELVIS PRESLEY.
MINDER is a fierce protector of copyrights and has been successful in various infringement actions, most notably, in a major action against Dr. DRE, winning over $1.5m in damages.
MINDER’s associate entities MINDER RECORDS and PUBLISHED BY PATRICK operate separately. MINDER RECORDS owns an important catalogue of MASTER RECORDINGS - see separately under MINDER RECORDS - MASTER RECORDINGS
PUBLISHED BY PATRICK is a separate Publishing Entity which owns and administers various copyrights - see separately under PUBLISHED BY PATRICK.
JOHN FOGARTY (centre) with BMI AWARD WINNING songwriters JONAH ELLIS (L) and RAYMOND "OUTSTANDING" CALHOUN (R)|
JOHN FOGARTY started his career in the music business as accountant for ROD STEWART’s Management Company - GAFF MANAGEMENT. After that, John worked briefly with accountants GOLDBERG RAVDEN looking after the affairs of the BAY CITY ROLLERS and HOT CHOCOLATE amongst others. Shortly after that John decided to form his own company, CAVALCADE, which jointly promoted concerts in JAPAN with Japanese partners for major artists such as ROD STEWART, BLONDIE, FLEETWOOD MAC, CHEAP TRICK etc.
BETH CLOUGH joined CAVALCADE as an assistant and progressed to help set up and run the Publishing Division when JOHN decided to go into Music Publishing and formed MINDER MUSIC LIMITED in 1985.
|18 yr. old PATRICK FOGARTY (MINDER) and BETH CLOUGH (R) Creative Director at MINDER meet|
legendary AHMET ERTEGUN (R.I.P) at the ATLANTIC RECORDS New York Offices.
2MUCH and Jenny Clough at ASCAP URBAN AWARDS - most performed song ICE CREAM PAINT JOB|
JENNY CLOUGH, former CFO of major concert promoters and agents SOLO GROUP of Companies (representing ROLLING STONES, DAVID BOWIE, CELINE DION and others) joined the MINDER MUSIC GROUP in 2002 following the sale of her SOLO shareholding to CLEAR CHANNEL.
MINDER MUSIC opened an office in SOUTH AFRICA - MINDER MUSIC AFRICA C.C. MINDER AFRICA is run by PAT CLOUGH. This is an exciting territory which is expanding rapidly now. MINDER AFRICA represents ABC & BOB SEGER’s GEAR PUBLISHING
together with its own catalogues for this territory.
MINDER MUSIC AUSTRALIA , MINDER MUSIC ITALIA, MINDER MUSIC SCANDANAVIA AND MINDER MUSIC ISRAEL have also been set up to represent MINDER'S catalogues in these territories.
In the USA MINDER MUSIC’s Affiliate TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS MUSIC INC. have opened an office on Sunset Boulevard where it pushes it's catalogue for Syncs with Film and Television companies as well as Video Games.