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For information concerning Lastrada, the songs in our catalog, the availability of songs for licensing, or the services Lastrada provides, contact us at: (516.448.7299) (516.459.7806)


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 Beyonce, Eminem, 2Pac, Roger Troutman, Lakeside, Neil Sedaka, Glen Campbell, Shalamar, Notorious B.I.G., 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 (Airbnb, Platinum Ice Cream Bars, Papa John's Pizza, Beats by Dre, L'Oreal, Weight Watchers, American Express, Hyundai, Sprit, Chick-Fil-A, Calvin Klein, Chrysler and Pepsi), motion pictures (Love And Monsters, Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Days Of Futures Past, Django Unchained, The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Venom and Uncle Drew), and television shows (Abbott Elementary, Young Rock, Day Shift, The Last Dance, POSE, South Park, Parks & Recreation, The Deuce, Ballers, All American and Snowfall). 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, Stevie B, Ike & Tina TurnerZappRoger Troutman and Duke Ellington.  Currently, Lastrada has interests in over 1,000 master recordings and its catalog continues to grow.

In addition to the traditional avenues for song exploitation, Lastrada’s position as the exclusive administrator for 3rd party ‘sampling’ of the BMG Rights Entertainment 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.