Brooklyn-based Mother West has grown from a small indie label and recording studio to a full-service boutique music catalog, offering music licensing for film and television, publicity and promotions, customized distribution, online sales, music production, artist management and music supervision. With an impressive roster of artists and composers under it's belt, Mother West has worked with an array of folks in various capacities including The Magnetic Fields, The Bones of J.R Jones, Aarktica, Kris Gruen, The Davenports, Tim Myers, Imani Coppola, Soko and many others. Some of the recent additions to the roster include New York City's Mother Feather and Benjamin Cartel, as well SoCals Eva and The Vagabond Tales and Seattle's Motopony. A recent partnership with Charleston, SC based management and production company Class Pet led by Dan McCurry, MonoStereo Distribution and OneRPM has expanded what we offer our artists with management, distribution and label services.
Originally founded by musicians Charles Newman and Paul Casanova, Mother West was named after the sign on the deli downstairs from their studio and was created to release their debut record Noreally Thanks from their band PLEASE in 1994. This led to a song in the cult classic film and on the platinum selling Empire Records soundtrack, and was the company's foray into placing music into films. Since then, and under the helm of Newman, the company continues to grow it's catalog and develop it's community of artists.
In 2016 Mother West partnered with Los Angeles-based publisher Defend Music to represent the publishing and sync licensing for the Mother West catalog, with Kobalt Music handling worldwide administration.
In 2018 our music supervision efforts have expanded with the new film "All These Small Moments' starring Molly Ringwald, Jemima Kirk and Brian d’Arcy James premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, and being picked up and released by MGM/Orion Pictures in January 2019. We served as music supervisor and score producer on the film and have several featured songs from our artists appearing in it. At the SXSW Film Fest 2018 we led the music supervision and score efforts, including custom music for the award wining feature film "Monday" which was written and directed by Alejandro Montoya Marin and is part of director Robert Rodriguez's "Rebel Without a Crew" TV series. We are currently supervising the film “Millennium Bugs” written and directed by Montoya Marin as well.
To see some our recent and featured work click over to our reel here.