Licensing Information on Kansoma Music Corp Copyrights

Kansoma Music Corp was created by Bobby Poe in the 1950's as a publishing company and record label. Bobby Poe, Jr. now carries on the tradition of Kansoma Music Corp since the passing of his father in 2011. Kansoma Music Corp publishing companies and/or associated record labels include Chartbuster Music Corp/Chartbuster Records, Fiasco Music, Kansoma Records, Try Records, Manchester Records, Soultime Records and Pop Music Records.

Recording artists associated with Kansoma Music Corp copyrights include Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats, Big Al Downing, Fats Domino, The Chartbusters, The British Walkers, Mr. Dynamite and The Dynamite Orchestra, Jimmy Jones and many others.




Listen to a sample of Kansoma Music Corp copyrights from ReverbNation:












We are pleased to note that several Kansoma related copyrights have been placed with a variety of record labels over the years. For information or to license Kansoma Music Corp copyrights, email Bobby Poe, Jr. at:

bp@kansoma.com

The Harry Fox Agency is the exclusive agent for Kansoma Music Corp. For Mechanical Licenses on Kansoma Music Corp publishing copyrights, contact The Harry Fox Agency. Contact Bobby Poe, Jr. at Kansoma Music Corp for Master Use Rights and Synchronization Licenses on Kansoma Music Corp/Kansoma Records copyrights. Performance royalties for Kansoma Music Corp copyrights are administered by BMI.

Please note that Kansoma Music Corp purchased back (in the mid-1960's) all White Rock Records and Mustang Publishing copyrights for various tracks by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats, Big Al Downing and Bobby Brant and The Rhythm Rockers. These tracks are also administered by The Harry Fox Agency and BMI.




Popular Kansoma Music Corp and/or Kansoma Records copyrights include:

"Rock and Roll Record Girl" by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats (for Master Use Rights and Master Use Synchronization Licenses only - publishing was assigned to Acuff-Rose Music, which was acquired by Sony/ATV Music Publishing)

"Rock and Roll Boogie" by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Be My Love" (Theme to the SPEED Channel biography of Lee Petty) by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Let's Have A Ball" by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Down On The Farm" by Big Al Downing with The Poe Kats (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Piano Nellie" by Bobby Brant and The Rhythm Rockers (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Oh Babe" by Big Al Downing (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Miss Lucy" by Big Al Downing (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Mr. Hurt Walked In" by Big Al Downing with The Anita Kerr Singers (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Tears On My Pillow (Pain In My Heart)" by The Corlettes (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"How Do You Feel" by The Corlettes (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Love Doctor" by Phil and Marie (featuring Phil Flowers) (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"It's Up To You" by Phil Flowers (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Heartbreak Hill" by Fats Domino (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Mary, Oh Mary" by Fats Domino (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"The Land Of Make Believe" by Fats Domino (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Come On Over" by Fats Domino (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"I Met The Girl I'm Going To Marry" by Fats Domino (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Snap My Fingers" by Jimmy Jones (for Mechanical Licenses and Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Sh'Mon" by Mr. Dynamite (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

"Sh'Mon Part 2" by The Dynamite Orchestra (for Mechanical Licenses, Master Use Rights and Master Use/Publishing Synchronization Licenses)

Please note that this list does not include all Kansoma Music Corp copyrights and that in some cases Kansoma Music Corp shares publishing rights with other publishers.




Popular Kansoma Music Corp/Kansoma Records artists include:

Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats (Master Use Rights for all recordings)

Bobby Brant and The Rhythm Rockers (who were Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats recording under a new name, Master Use Rights for all recordings)

Big Al Downing (Master Use Rights for all recordings originally on White Rock Records and Kansoma Records)

The Chartbusters (Master Use Rights for all recordings through exclusive arrangement with Chartbuster Music Corp and Chartbuster Records)

The British Walkers (Master Use Rights for all recordings)

Mr. Dynamite and The Dynamite Orchestra (Master Use Rights for all recordings)




Kansoma Music Corp copyrights can be found on releases by these fine labels:

Ace Records/Kent Records

Acid Jazz

Bear Family Records

Landslide Records

Pop Music Records

Repertoire Records

Rhino Records

Rounder Records

Shout! Factory/HighTone Records

Sundazed Records

Turkey Mountain Records

Universal Music Canada

Warner Bros. Records

The Best of Kansoma Music Corp on Spotify

Videos by Kansoma Music Corp Artists

"Rock and Roll Boogie" by Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats. From "The Rockabilly Collection", which contains 17 remastered and original tracks from the 1950's. Available on iTunes, Amazon and other fine digital retailers!



"She's The One" by The Chartbusters. From the "She's The One EP", featuring 4 remastered and original top songs by the band, packaged like a 1960's EP single. Available at iTunes, Amazon and other fine digital retailers!



Some Background on Bobby Poe, Sr.

The Poe Kats

Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats - Rockabilly Hall Of Famers and Kansas Music Hall of Famers from the 1950's - were a groundbreaking act that featured legendary piano player Big Al Downing and renowned lead guitarist Vernon Sandusky. The late, great Big Al Downing went on to become a Number 1 Country star. Vernon Sandusky was the leader of the British Invasion-era band The Chartbusters in the 1960's and starting in the 1970's was Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Clark's lead guitarist for over 20 years. Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats were inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame on March 7th, 2009!

Bobby Poe

Bobby Poe went on to become an artist manager and producer in the 1960's. In the late 1960's "The Poe Kat" founded the respected music industry publication "Pop Music Survey". Starting in 1972, Bobby Poe presented 25 annual "Pop Music Survey" Radio/Record Conventions, which lasted until his gala retirement Convention in 1996. Bobby Poe passed away after a two year battle with throat cancer in January of 2011.

White Rock Singles

Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats' debut single - "Rock and Roll Record Girl", backed with "Rock and Roll Boogie" - is highly prized by collectors. Released in 1957 by legendary Dallas DJ Jim Lowe on his White Rock Records label, the single became a Number 1 record in the state of Texas.

Early Bobby Poe

The Poe Kats were also Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson's touring and/or backing band and various members can sometimes be found on her early singles, including the Rockabilly classic "Let's Have A Party". "Let's Have A Party" was first recorded by Elvis Presley for his film "Loving You" and was known simply as "Party". Wanda's version was recorded around the same time (when she and Elvis were dating) and featured The Poe Kats' Big Al Downing on piano, Vernon Sandusky on lead guitar and Joe Brawley on drums. Also on the session were Buck Owens on rhythm guitar (who was just starting his career) and Skeets McDonald on bass. It took a couple of years - until 1960 to be exact - for "Let's Have A Party" to become a Pop hit and one of Wanda's signature songs.





Visit the Kansoma Music Corp Amazon aStore to buy CDs and DVDs featuring The Chartbusters, Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats, Big Al Downing, Wanda Jackson, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, filmmaker/actor Tom Hanks and other great artists with a connection to Kansoma Music Corp and its copyrights! Also available is Bobby Poe's autobiography about his early days in the music business!








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