Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars signs music publishing deal

Mötley Crüe guitarist and songwriter Mick Mars has signed a worldwide, multi-year administration agreement with Imagem Music USA.

Mars, whose signature guitar sound has become a staple of American rock music, co-wrote some of Mötley Crüe’s greatest hits including “Girls Girls Girls,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” and “Dr. Feelgood.”

“Owning my own publishing is something that I am very proud of,” Mars says in an Aug. 22, 2012, news release. “I am happy to bring Richard Stumpf and everyone at Imagem on board to administer those rights worldwide.”

“Mick defines an era of musical history and to me is the Godfather of Sunset Strip guitar rock,” says IMU president Stumpf. “He is rooted in, and has a continued passion, for the blues and his riffs are legendary. It is a great honor to welcome such a creative force to the Imagem Music family.”

Imagem Music is the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group, the world’s largest independent music publisher. Home to the Elvis Presley and Sammy Cahn catalogues, as well as such talent as Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis, Anna Nalick, Steve Robson, Jens Gad, Temper Trap, Hesta Prynn, Bombay Bicycle Club and more, Imagem Music has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and the Netherlands, and exclusive agents all over the world. For more, visit:

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