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Halloween Business Nothing To Be Scared Of: Spirit CEO

Reports of the death of Halloween seem to be pretty much exaggerated this year.

At least that’s the not-so-scary take on the business of the holiday from the CEO of the country’s largest dedicated retailer specializing in Halloween merchandise.

Steven Silverstein, president of privately owned Spencer Gifts, the novelty gift retailer that also operates some 1,400 Spirit Halloween seasonal stores is feeling good about business this year. “There’s no doubt in my mind we’re going to see Halloween this year and we are expecting it to be comparable with last year” in terms of the retailer’s business.

“But of course it’s going to be different, we’re spending a lot more time in our homes and a large component of Halloween this year is going to be celebrated at home.”

Silverstein compared

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Spirit Music Group Acquires Master Recordings Of Music Superstar Tim McGraw

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Spirit Music Group, one of the world’s leading global independent music publishing companies, today announced it has acquired a number of Tim McGraw’s master recordings.

Tim McGraw’s singles and albums routinely top the charts, making him one of music’s biggest superstars. Marking the country icon’s 17th chart topper, Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth set landed a number one debut on the Billboard Country Albums chart last week. The acquisition deal with Spirit encompasses masters for three of McGraw’s albums: Two Lanes of Freedom (2013), Sundown Heaven Town (2014) and Damn Country Music (2015). The albums were released by Big Machine Records and feature some of McGraw’s top hits, including his #1 GRAMMYÒ-winning hit “Highway Don’t Care” and his #1 single “Humble & Kind” which were also certified triple platinum last week, moving McGraw’s total career RIAA certifications to 75 million. “Highway Don’t Care”

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Tim McGraw Sells Master Recordings for Three Albums to Spirit Music

Spirit Music Group has picked up the master recordings of three Tim McGraw albums, the publishing company announced Wednesday. The albums being acquired all date back to McGraw’s first stint on the Big Machine label in the mid-2010s, and include the No. 1 country hits “Humble and Kind,” “Highway Don’t Care” and “Shotgun Rider.”

Spirit, a global powerhouse in music publishing, acknowledged in its announcement that “partnerships encompassing master recordings are rare for a music publisher,” but noted that it had also done the same with portions of the catalogs of classic rocker T. Rex and contemporary singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.

The masters bought by Spirit are for the albums “Two Lanes of Freedom” (2013), “Sundown Heaven Town” (2014) and “Damn Country Music” (2015), the three collections McGraw released with Big Machine Records after he got out of a decades-long, increasingly contentious deal with Curb Records. As part of his newfound

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‘Truck Yeah’: Spirit Music Group Acquires Some of Tim McGraw’s Master Recordings

Spirit Music Group has acquired several of Tim McGraw’s master recordings in a deal announced Wednesday (Sept. 9). The agreement covers the masters for three of McGraw’s albums: 2013’s Two Lanes of Freedom, 2014’s Sundown Heaven Town and 2015’s Damn Country Music, all released by Big Machine Records. Hit singles encompassed by the deal include “Highway Don’t Care,” “Humble & Kind,” “Shotgun Rider” and “Truck Yeah.”

While master recording deals are rare for publishers, Spirit also represents both masters and publishing rights for a portion of the catalog of T. Rex via Marc Bolan as well as the masters and publishing for most of Ingrid Michaelson’s catalog.

The acquisition of McGraw’s master recordings follows Spirit executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron’s 2019 formation of Lyric Capital Group, through which they took ownership of Spirit and secured a $350 million recapitalization.

“There are few artists in any genre

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