Thursday, August 23, 2018


STAX Records legend David Porter's Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, announced that it has acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC, a company which specializes in music synchronization and licensing of music into film, TV, advertising, trailers and promos.  The acquisition will give Heavy Hitters Music access to the post STAX catalog of Hall of Fame Songwriter David Porter, in addition to a deep bench of emerging songwriters signed to the MIME Music Worldwide publishing company.

The stock purchase of Heavy Hitters Music, based in Glendale, CA, fits into the growth strategy of Made in Memphis Entertainment, by bringing strong industry relationships in the licensing of music for film, television and advertising. “The reputation strength of Heavy Hitters Music in general, and Cindy Badell-Slaughter, in particular, made this acquisition a no brainer” said David Porter, CEO of Made in Memphis Entertainment. Through this acquisition, Heavy Hitters Music will be able to continue to meet the licensing needs of its Artist clients, while having the opportunity to now expand the range of retail, radio, touring and brand partnership opportunities available to these artists. 

Cindy Badell-Slaughter, President of Heavy Hitters Music stated that “what this means for Heavy Hitters Music and MIME songwriters, composers and artists, is that together we are stronger.  We will have a wider variety of expanded licensing opportunities in sync, as well as added label services through MIME’s distribution channels covering terrestrial and digital radio, retail and digital distribution.  Bill and I, and our Heavy Hitters Music team, will continue to run Heavy Hitters Music. All day-to-day operations will remain the same.”

“This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to bring a great brand under the MIME banner, offer sync as an additional service to our distribution clients as well as solidify our core publishing team” said George Monger, Director of Business Development for Made in Memphis Entertainment. “The acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to offer comprehensive label services to independent artists and labels. Made in Memphis Entertainment is looking for other synergistic elements to their overall business strategy.

About Made in Memphis Entertainment and Heavy Hitters Music 
Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is a vertically integrated entertainment company comprised of a record label, commercial recording studios, traditional music publishing,  production music companies, distribution,  record label services and venture investment in  music technology platforms that democratize the landscape for the benefit of independent artists and labels. To learn more information about Made in Memphis Entertainment visit

Heavy Hitters Music, based in Glendale, California, has been a lead provider of vocal and instrumental songs serving the Film, TV and Advertising industry since 1992.  As a true pioneer in the business of providing independent artist music and songs to the film and television industry, it is one of the first catalogs assembled specifically for the purpose of providing great indie songs that "work to picture."To learn more information about Heavy Hitters Music visit

The Made In Memphis and Heavy Hitters Music team
L-R George Monger, Sarah Schriner, Tony Alexander,
Cindy Badell-Slaughter, Elizabeth Eason, Bill Slaughter