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ABOUT US

Lastrada is a family-owned business that has been active in the music publishing business for over 40 years. Lastrada controls copyrights in over 5,000 Pop, R&B, Country, Dance and Hip-Hop songs from the 60’s, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's and 10's. Among the songwriting and recording talents represented in the Lastrada catalog include hits by Jimmy Webb, Beyonce, 2Pac, Roger Troutman, Lakeside, Neil Sedaka, Glen Campbell, Shalamar, Barbra Streisand, Jim Croce, Captain & Tennille, Whitney Houston, Will Smith, Jay-Z, The Carpentars, Babyface, Pitbull, The Whispers, The 5th Dimension, Zapp, India Arie, 'N SyncFlo Rida and Brick.  The Lastrada catalog features over 250 #1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 and Grammy Award-winning hits covering all genres and spanning the last 6 decades in music.

The focus of Lastrada's efforts begins with the premium Lastrada places on the songs in its catalog and Lastrada’s ability to generate interest in the catalogs it administers. In the last year alone, Lastrada's songs have appeared in dozens of commercials (Dre Beats, Re/Maxx, Weight Watchers, Chick-Fil-A, Svedka Vodka, Volkswagen, Pepsi), motion pictures (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Days Of Futures Past, Django Unchained, Pixels, Ride Along 2), television shows (True Blood, Clear History, Entourage, The Newsroom, Parks & Recreation, Fresh Off The Boat, Mike & Molly) and video games (Grand Theft Auto V, DJ Hero, Lips Uno, Rap Star). Through its combination of standard copyrights, perseverance and above-board dealing, Lastrada has undergone a transformation into one of the most active independent publishers.

Lastrada has also created a niche for itself in the area of prime master recordings of Pop and R&B artists.  Among the more prominent artists are Jim Croce, William DeVaughn, Duke Ellington, Ike & Tina TurnerLakeside, Shalamar, Dynasty, Zapp, and Roger Troutman.  Currently, Lastrada has interests in over 1,000 master recordings and its catalog is growing.

In addition to the traditional avenues for song exploitation, Lastrada’s position as the exclusive administrator for 3rd party ‘sampling’ of the BMG Chrysalis Music and Kobalt Music Group publishing catalogs and for a host of independent record companies affords Lastrada regular access to advertising agencies, movie companies, television studios, record labels, producers and artists throughout the world to promote Lastrada's songs. Through its administrative efforts and the ease with which Lastrada conducts business with 3rd party licensees, Lastrada’s catalog has become a small jewel in the music publishing world.

For more information concerning Lastrada, the songs in Lastrada's catalog, the availability of songs for licensing, or the services that Lastrada provides to 3rd parties, browse our site, contact us by e-mail (S.Moelis-LEC@optimum.net or LMoelis-LEC@optimum.net), or call us at 516.569.1995.