Downtown Music Publishing
Justin Kalifowitz joined Downtown Music LLC in 2007 to form Downtown Music Publishing as a full-service music publisher and copyright administrator. In just under two years, Kalifowitz has developed a writer roster that includes such diverse names as Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, British writer/producer Trevor Horn and Afro-Beat legend Femi Kuti.
The Company now publishes over 8,000 song copyrights recorded by artists ranging from Aretha Franklin and The Isley Brothers to Miley Cyrus and Leona Lewis. DMP also represents many writer/artists signed to affiliate labels Downtown Records and Mercer Street Records including Cold War Kids, Carla Bruni and Sanitgold. The Company also serves as the exclusive publishing administrator for a number of digital media, film production and other independent publishing companies including Check Your Pulse, The Film Department, Perfect Songs and RCRD LBL.
Prior to joining Downtown, Kalifowitz spent six years as Head of A&R at Spirit Music Publishing where he was named to Billboard's "30 Under 30" Top Executives List and previously held A&R and Marketing positions with Virgin Records and RCA Music Group.