Artist, Product and Catalogue Management

Photo credit: Alan PerryTo help develop and maximise the potential of artist product, Judgeday have proven expertise in both rights and royalities management and product marketing and placement. This is particularly relevant to developing the potential of neglected product.

Judgeday carries out on-going research into global marking opportunities and developing trends, and has a growing network of relationships demanding access to available resources.


Catalogue Management

Judgeday has a proven track record in the both delicate and competitive negotiations for the effective licensing of catalogue resources. This work demands close liaison with record companies and constant dialogue with regards to re-issues, compilations and new releases.

Contractual negotiations are often unusually complex, but it is an area of the business that Judgeday recognises as extremely important, working closely with experts in the field and investing considerable time to cover every last small detail.

Judgeday maintains a comprehensive database of each catalogue, which includes information regarding song use and play lists. It is able to manipulate such information so that artists and artist estates remain aware of which songs are being played and how much artist income will arise from the catalogue.

It is also worth mentioning the complexities of accountancy, VAT and tax issues that impact upon this area of the business and Judgeday’s ideal position with regards to its ability to provide constructive consultative support.

Various master use & synchronisation deals including:

  • La Gabbianella e il Gatto - songs by David Rhodes 1998

  • Puckoon soundtrack by Pól Brennan 2002

  • Thin Lizzy tracks used for The Simpsons

  • Capital One Credit Card, Shanghai Nights and Dancing Stage Fever for PS2

Case Studies

Photo credit: York TillyerDavid Rhodes

David Rhodes has been Peter Gabriel’s guitar player for over 20 years. In addition to this he has worked with Talk Talk, Paul McCartney, T-Bone Burnett, Robert Plant, Roy Orbison and others.

In 2009 David recorded a solo album ‘Bittersweet’ and Judgeday began managing him as a solo artist. Working together Judgeday and David Rhodes looked at this project in a different way. David began putting together a live show, playing his album tracks as a solo performance. Using only a laptop and 1x guitar, a far cry from the enormous rigs, pedals and touring parties. In May of 2010 Judgeday put together a European Tour for David, seeing in France, Germany and Italy. Then in the summer of the same year Judgeday secured David the support slot, opening for Cindi Lauper who was touring her new album ‘Memphis Blues’ across the United States. Both tours were a great success.

To coincide with the live dates in Germany Judgeday secured a release for David’s album in Germany with C.A.R.E Records.

David is currently working on new material; a potential new live show as a three-piece band and negotiations have began with promoters for David to return to Italy.

Photo credit: Denis O'Regan & Nigel MilkThin Lizzy

Judgeday has recently been involved in actively repackaging the Thin Lizzy catalogue. This has involved the creation of an ‘Endorsed by the members of Thin Lizzy’ branding and our first project, the launch of Thin Lizzy’s Greatest Hits package, which achieved No 3 in the BBC Radio One Top 40 album chart.

Since then an official Thin Lizzy website has been created as an authenticated outlet for related content. The company is currently working on merchandising potential and is focusing on the importance of endorsed products that help artists and estates limit the impact of illegal or pirate material.

Photo credit: Keenan Neighbors