The Pullman Group, LLC has been a pioneer in many facets of the music industry, for many years. The Pullman Group, LLC’s areas of expertise cover many aspects of the music industry, which include, but are not limited to Music Publishing Rights, Royalty Advance Funding, Royalty Advance Consulting, Music Royalty Sales, Music Royalty Purchasing, Music Catalog Buying and Selling, the Purchasing of Music Rights, Intellectual Property (IP) Loans, IP Advances, IP Royalty Advances, Distribution Dates, and much more.
The Pullman Group, LLC's intrinsic knowledge of the "inner workings" of how these processes are accomplished, have allowed them to work with the largest and most successful, music entities in the world, such as BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, PRS, Universal Music Publishing, Universal Records, EMI, Warner-Chappel Music Publishing, Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music and Sony/ ATV Music Publishing, Sony/BMG, and BMG just to name a few.
The Pullman Group, LLC revolutionized the financial world when David Pullman and the Pullman Group, LLC created the "Bowie Bond" with rock icon, David Bowie. The Pullman Group, LLC went on to create a series of Pullman Bonds for some of the most legendary songwriters and recording artists with highly successful transactions including those for The Motown Hit Machine Holland Dozier Holland, R & B Royalty Ashford & Simpson, The Godfather of Soul James Brown and The Isley Brothers. Bowie Bonds and Pullman Bonds are registered trademarks of The Pullman Group, LLC
The Pullman Group, LLC is currently the most active buyer of writer's share in the music industry. We are actively buying writer's share of payments from music publishers, record royalties, performance income, BMI and/or ASCAP and/or other societies, mechanical and synchronization rights, record masters income as well as co-publishing without administration, passive income rights, publishing and any other music, entertainment and/or other intellectual property royalties.
David Pullman is a Lifetime Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
November 17, 2022 - Billboard - James Brown Estate, Primary Wave Hit With Massive Lawsuit Over $90M Catalog Sale
February 7, 2022 - Music Business World - "...the most memorable pioneer of bonds"
December 18, 2021 - Capital.com - “You cannot look away from the magnitude of these deals."- David Pullman
November 29, 2021 - Frazer Rice - David Pullman Podcast Featured Guest on the history and inventor of Pullman Bonds where it all began
October 22, 2021 - Billboard Bulletin - Big Money's Pouring Into Music - David Pullman Where Do We Go From Here?
September 16, 2021 - Music Business World - DAVID BOWIE’S ENTIRE CATALOG IS COMING TO WARNER MUSIC "he teamed with David Pullman to create ‘Bowie Bonds’ – the complexity/genius of which we’ll leave for another day..."
April 1, 2021 - Live For Music - David Bowie, Elon Musk, and David Pullman
March 30, 2021 - Reuters - Ed Sheeran must face plagiarism claim - Let's Get It On
October 9, 2020 - Bloomberg Law - Pullman vs. Sheeran Song-Theft Case Could Let Jury Hear for Itself, at Last
March 18, 2020 - YourStory - Riteband, the world’s first marketplace for music, inspired by Pullman Bonds.
January 15, 2020 - The Hollywood Reporter - Pullman Gets Ed Sheeran Ordered to Disclose Concert Income for Copyright Lawsuit
January 15, 2020 - "There is no 'right' to infringe." Federal Judge in Let's Get It On rules Pullman right to compel Ed Sheeran tour revenue. Read U.S. District Court Judge Louis Stanton's opinion HERE
November 1, 2019 - BBC - Pullman featured on finale episode of hit BBC show Get Rich Or Try Dying Music’s Mega Legacies
October 17, 2019 - AboveTheLaw.com - David Pullman noted for creating 'celebrity bond' - first to secure IP as loan collateral.
September 18, 2019 - Bloomberg - The Music Business Wants to Blow Up Copyright - "Pullman, who's best known for turning David Bowie's music royalty flows into 'Bowie bonds' in 1997, takes a long and gimlet-eyed view of the business. 'The publishing and record companies would love to be able to have stars infringe, because they can make more money this way,' he says."
August 16, 2019 - The Hollywood Reporter - The Trump Administration Picks a Side in Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Fight
August 16, 2019 - The Pullman Group, LLC weighs in and files amicus brief in Led Zeppelin case on deposit copy issue at 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals to protect all songwriters and creators: See Documents Filed
July 4, 2019 - Bloomberg - Famed music investor David Pullman discusses case: $100 Million ‘Let's Get It On’ Copyright Cases Halted for Zeppelin Appeal
July 3, 2019 - Law 360 - Ed Sheeran Trial On Hold For 9th Circ. Led Zeppelin Ruling
January 4, 2019 - Vanity Fair - A Jury Will Decide if Ed Sheeran Copied Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”
January 4, 2019 - People - Ed Sheeran Headed to Trial Over Claim That 'Thinking Out Loud' Copies Marvin Gaye Classic
January 4, 2019 - CNBC - Ed Sheeran set to face jury trial over allegation he copied Marvin Gaye
January 4, 2019 - NBC News - Ed Sheeran to face trial over Marvin Gaye plagiarism lawsuit
January 4, 2019 - CBS News - Ed Sheeran ordered to face lawsuit accusing him of plagiarizing "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
January 4, 2019 - Le Dauphiné - Ed Sheeran poursuivi pour avoir plagié Marvin Gaye ?
January 3, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report - Pullman Victory: U.S. Judge Orders Ed Sheeran to Face Marvin Gaye JPlagiarism Lawsuit
January 3, 2019 - Vulture - Judge to Ed Sheeran: Let’s Get It (This Plagiarism Trial) On
January 3, 2019 - Reuters - David Pullman - U.S. judge orders Ed Sheeran to face Marvin Gaye plagiarism lawsuit
January 3, 2019 - Stereogum - Ed Sheeran Must Face Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit
January 3, 2019 - Billboard - David Pullman Always Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Ordered to Face Marvin Gaye 'Let's Get It On' Plagiarism Lawsuit
January 3, 2019 - Consequence of Sound - UK singer is accused of lifting parts of Gaye’s "Let's Get It On" for his own song "Thinking Out Loud"
January 3, 2019 - Hollywood Reporter - Ed Sheeran Headed to Trial Over Claim He Copied "Let's Get It On"
January 3, 2019 - BBC - US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On
January 3, 2019 - SPIN - Judge Rules Ed Sheeran Maybe Plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”
January 3, 2019 - Evening Standard - Jury to decide if Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On
January 3, 2019 - The Daily News - David Pullman - Let's Get It On: Ed Sheeran ordered to face plagiarism lawsuit
January 3, 2019 - Perth Now - Sheeran ordered to face plagiarism lawsuit over 2014 track Thinking Out Loud
January 3, 2019 - The Guardian - Let's get it (this lawsuit) on: jury to rule on whether Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye
January 3, 2019 - El Financiero - Obligan a Ed Sheeran a enfrentar demanda por plagio a Marvin Gaye
January 3, 2019 - One America News Network - U.S. Judge Orders Ed Sheeran To Face Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit
July 26, 2018 - La Nación - El día en que David Bowie apostó al mercado y Wall Street le pagó US$55 millones por su música
July 3, 2018 - BusinessWorld - ‘Bowie Bonds’ creator, David Pullman, sues singer Ed Sheeran for copying Marvin Gaye hit
June 29, 2018 - CBS News - Ed Sheeran sued again for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"
June 29, 2018 - NY Post - Ed Sheeran slapped with $100M lawsuit over ‘Thinking Out Loud’
June 29, 2018 - Telegraph UK - Who is David Pullman, the 'Bowie Bonds' banker suing Ed Sheeran for $100m?
June 28, 2018 - Reuters - 'Bowie Bonds' creator sues Ed Sheeran for copying Marvin Gaye hit
June 28, 2018 - Newsday - Ed Sheeran sued again over similarities to Marvin Gaye classic in 'Thinking Out Loud'
March 16, 2018 - CNBC American Greed - David Pullman Interviewed: Hitching your wagon to a star? Beware of investing in showbiz
March 8, 2018 - Market Watch - People are paying $2,500 to go to a new exhibition about David Bowie
September 28, 2017 - Ultimate Classic Rock - 20 Years Ago: David Pullman Turns Bowie Turns ‘Bowie Bonds’ Into $55 Million Payday
October 7, 2017 - The Irish Times - David Bowie: A Life “All the people he chose to work with were very bright.”
October 24, 2016 - The Guardian - Gett off! Why Prince's archive is an act of defiance against pop industry capitalism interview with David Pullman
June 10, 2016 - MPR - Pullman Talks to MPR About Bowie Bonds/Prince
May 2, 2016 - MPR - Pullman Discusses the Prince Estate
February 18, 2016 - The Daily Beast - David Pullman: How to Bail Out Kanye West
February 1, 2016 - Music Business Journal - Bowie’s Bonds: An Appreciation
January 30, 2016 - Hollywood Take - David Bowie's $100 Million Estate
January 28, 2016 - CFA Institute: Pullman Enterprising Investor - Essential Listening: Bowie Bonds
January 19, 2016 - Bloomberg - Odd Lots: Meet the Man Who Turned David Bowie Into a Financial Product
January 18, 2016 - Business World - The Business of Being Bowie
January 16, 2016 - The Malaysian Insider - Bowie’s banker offers marketplace oddity in one-hit-wonder bonds
January 15, 2016 - Bloomberg - Bowie's Banker Offers Marketplace Oddity: One-Hit-Wonder Bonds
January 15, 2016 - Billboard - David Bowie, Businessman: A Deep Dive Into The Musician's Visionary Dealmaking
January 14, 2016 - Forbes - A Peek Into The David Bowie Estate: His Legacy Extends Beyond Music
January 14, 2016 - Rapid City Journal - 'Bowie Bond' was a unique financial instrument
January 13, 2016 - Billboard - The Whole Story Behind David Bowie's $55 Million Wall Street Trailblaze
January 13, 2016 - NPR - David Bowie Also Left His Mark On Wall Street
January 13, 2016 - International Business Times UK - Singer's 'Bowie Bonds' help family inherit £135m
January 13, 2016 - The Hamilton Spectator - David Bowie was 'financially astute'
January 12, 2016 - Financial Times - Bowie and the bond markets
January 12, 2016 - Daily Mail UK - Singer's smart deal means £135million legacy goes to wife and children
January 12, 2016 - Publishing Perspective - What Publishers Can Learn from David Bowie’s Legacy
January 12, 2016 - Philly.com - David Bowie, A Self-reinventor in finance and business
January 12, 2016 - The Dallas Morning News - Bowie Bonds
January 12, 2016 - SBS.com - 'Bowie Bonds' David Bowie was a financial revolutionary
January 11, 2016 - Financial Times - David Bowie and Finance
January 11, 2016 - Wall Street Journal - David Bowie: The Man Who Sold the World
January 11, 2016 - LA Times - David Bowie Bonds were a 'revolutionary businesss move'
January 11, 2016 - CNBC -'Bowie Bonds' blazed a trail through capital markets
January 11, 2016 - Slate - David Bowie, the Man Who Sold the World Securitized Rights to His Back Catalog
January 11, 2016 - Bloomberg - Bowie: The Man Who Sold Royalties and Brought Music to Bonds
January 11, 2016 - Fortune - Wall Street's Green Genie - Idiosyncratic Banker David Pullman
January 11, 2016 - World Market - David Bowie’s bond legacy
January 11, 2016 - Sud Oest - David Bowie: 10 choses que vous ne savez (peut-être) pas sur "l'homme cent visages"
January 11, 2016 - Le Figaro: Economie - David Bowie, le rocker qui a innové dans le monde de la finance
January 11, 2016 - Oregon Live - The business of being Bowie: Bloomberg View
November 27, 2011 Forbes - David Bowie: The Musical Pullman Featured
November 11, 2011 - Master shape-shifter. David Pullman Featured.
May 12, 2011 - The CEO Perception of a New Era of Wealth - David Pullman and Pullman Bonds Featured.
April 26, 2011 - Pullman Bonds and IP Securitzation.
May 16, 2010 - Pullman Bond Definition. Pullman Featured
April 24, 2010 - David Bowie biography by Marc Spitz: Review David Pullman Featured.
Sep 30, 2009 - David Bowie's Role in the Credit Crisis? Pullman featured.
July 31, 2009 - A Starring Role For IP? Pullman Bonds featured.
January 14, 2009 - Pullman Bonds. Pullman Featured.
January 13, 2009 - Is the recession David Pullman's fault? Pullman Featured.
August 2008 - Portfolio feature on David Pullman
May 2008 - LA Times featuring Pullman Bonds
May 2008 - Blender Magazine article 'Secret Millionaires' David Pullman Featured
April 2008 - BusinessWeek article features Pullman Bonds
April 15, 2008 - Detroit News - Motown feature Pullman Bonds
April 1, 2008 -GQ Article on James Brown, David Pullman Featured
Feb 27, 2008 -Black Enterprise Magazine Article featuring David Pullman
Feb 8, 2008 - New York Times Cover Story- Pullman Bonds Featured
April 20, 2007 - Customers and Capital - Feature on Pullman Bonds
May 2006 - Page Six New York Post - Pullman Featured
May 2006 - New York Times Business Week in Review - Pullman Featured
August 23, 2005 - Wall Street Journal - Bankers Hope For a Reprise Of 'Pullman Bonds'
Mar 11, 2005 - TheDeal.com - Pullman Group featured, Soft assets and hard cash
Feb 22, 2005 - Asset Securitization Report -David Pullman featured, Asset-based lenders on IP loans
February 14, 2005 - Bank Loan Report -Cover story David Pullman on IP Loans
February 11, 2005 - People Magazine Grammy Issue - Pullman Bonds and Ray Charles
January 29, 2005 - Financial Times -Pullman Bonds featured: Rock n' roll returns are here to stay
January 27, 2005 - Rolling Stone -David Pullman on Bob Marley Catalog. Marley Turns 60
February 14, 2003 - Pullman Victorious in Pullman v. Prudential et al. New York State Court of Appeals Decision.
July 1, 2002 - Billboard's "Backbeat" - David Pullman featured
June 21, 2002 - The Pullman Group,® LLC patents the Pullman Bonds™ Process.
March 18, 2002 - The Pullman Group,® LLC victorious over Prudential Financial, Inc. and wins on 31 of 33 counts for trial.
March 01, 2002 - Buyside Magazine - David Pullman featured
Jan. 29, 2002 - A Salute to Pullman Bond™ Legendary Songwriters to be featured on United Airlines' Center Stage in February
Sept. 2001 - Southwest Spirit Magazine - "The Man Who Sells Stars", David Pullman featured
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David Pullman is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Pullman Group,® LLC in Los Angeles, CA, where he heads all debt, structured finance and asset backed securitization arenas for the firm as the head of The Pullman Group® LLC. David has over a decade of experience on Wall Street, starting as a mortgaged-backed securities trader and working at primary dealers. David has traded, securitized and executed asset sales with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars. Following his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, David went on to the Wharton Graduate School of Finance.