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Music Publishing News Roundup 10.19.16

Legendary British songwriter Rod Temperton has passed away at age 66. Often referred to as “The Invisible Man,” Temperton’s catalog includes many of Michael Jackson’s classic hit, such as “Thriller,” “Off the Wall,” and “Rock With You,” as well as songs performed by Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, and...
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