Publishing

We occasionally receive requests about how to get permission to use Kirsty songs in some project or other.  This page presents a reference list of all Kirsty’s songs (including just for completeness other people’s songs).

At the foot of the page are some links to the assorted publishing companies.  As you might imagine, these change all the time with takeovers, name changes and so on, it’s a best estimate culled from web searches at this point in time . . .  the idea is to save you having to scour the web for contact details.

You’ll still have to do the legwork of contacting the rights holders in the first instance yourself (note that if a song is co-authored, you will have to do this for each publishing company shown).  Once you’ve managed to contact the relevant people and have come to a satisfactory agreement for use, they can advise further and will contact Kirsty’s family for final approval.  Then you can use the track!  Phew.

Disclaimer: it’s probably not nearly as simple as that . . .

  • Phonographic Copyright Ⓟ indicates the copyright holder of the recording.
  • Copyright © indicates a copyright holder. Can be for images, logos, lyrics, layout, liner notes, and anything else using the © symbol or the term ‘Copyright’.
  • Copyright Control means there is no publisher known for the composition(s) featured on a release. It is used in lieu of there being a known publisher.

List of Songs

Alegría (MacColl, Ruffy)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

Am I Right? (MacColl, Stuart)

A New England (Bragg)
BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records
Ⓟ & © 1984 Stiff Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ 1991 BBC (live acoustic duet with Billy Bragg)
  • Ⓟ BBC 1991, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version featuring Billy Bragg)
  • Ⓟ BBC 1995, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

All I Ever Wanted (MacColl, Crenshaw)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Belwin Mills Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

All The Tears That I Cried (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal MCA Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

Angel (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd

Annie (MacColl)

As Long As You Hold Me (Bragg)
BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Ⓟ 1995 Touchstone Pictures/ The Estate of Kirsty MacColl

Autumngirlsoup (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

Bad (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1994, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Berlin (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1983 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Big Boy On A Saturday Night (MacColl, Nevin)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd.
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

Boys (MacColl, Lloyd)

The Butcher Boy (Traditional)
Copyright Control
Ⓟ 2005 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl

Camel Crossing (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 2003 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Can’t Stop Killing You (MacColl, Marr)
Marr Songs Ltd./ Universal Music Publishing Ltd./ Ocean Songs Ltd./Chrysalis Music Ltd. Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1994, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Caroline (MacColl)
Greatpress Ltd./ EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1995 ZTT Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1995, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Celestine (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

Children Of The Revolution (MacColl, Marr)

Clock Goes Round (MacColl)

Closer To God? (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Clubland (MacColl)
Greatpress Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine (A. McGarrigle, Tatartcheff)

Count On Me (MacColl, Nevin)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal MCA Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 2005 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl/ Mark Nevin

Dancing In Limbo (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Darling, Let’s Have Another Baby (Berk)

  • Ⓟ BBC 1991, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version featuring Billy Bragg)

Days (Davies)
Carlin Music Ltd./ Davray Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Dear John (MacColl, Nevin)
Greatpress Ltd./ EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal MCA Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 2005 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl/ Mark Nevin

Designer Life (MacColl, Crouch)
Ocean Songs/EMI Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

Don’t Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim! (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1989, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Don’t Go Home (MacColl, Nevin)
Greatpress Ltd.
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

Don’t Go Near The Water (Jardine, Love)

Don’t Run Away From Me Now (MacColl, Rambow)
Greatpress Ltd./ Copyright Control
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1989, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

El Paso (Robbins)

The End Of A Perfect Day (MacColl, Marr)

England 2 Colombia 0 (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd.  Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

  • Contains a sample from “Tendras Tu Castigo”, performed by Conjunto Casino, by arrangement with EGREM

Fabulous Garden (MacColl)

Fairytale Of New York (MacColl)
Perfect Songs Ltd.
Ⓟ 1987 Warner Music UK Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Stragegic Marketing UK

Falling For Faces (MacColl, Edmonds)

La Fôret De Mimosas (MacColl)

Fifteen Minutes (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Originally Ⓟ 1989

Free World (MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1995, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Golden Heart (MacColl, N. MacColl)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd.
Ⓟ 2000 V2 Records Ltd.

Good For Me (Knight, MacColl)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd./ Copyright Control
Ⓟ 2000 V2 Records Ltd.

Halloween (MacColl, Nevin)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ MCA Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

Happy (MacColl)

Hard To Believe (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

The Hardest Word (MacColl, H. MacColl)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

He Thinks I Still Care (Lipscombe, Duffy)

Head (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

He Never Mentioned Love (MacColl, Finer)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Copyright Control
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

Here Comes That Man Again (MacColl, Glenister)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd.  Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

He’s On The Beach (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records
Ⓟ & © 1985 Stiff Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1995, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

I Am Afraid (Couse)
Originally released as being published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal MCA Music Ltd., at the time the original publisher was not known to be otherwise.  Actual publishing details not known.
Ⓟ 2005 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl

I Don’t Need You (MacColl)

I’m Going Out With An Eighty Year Old Millionaire (MacColl)

Innocence (MacColl, Glenister)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Peter Glenister
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

In These Shoes? (MacColl, Glenister)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd., Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

  • Contains a sample from “Spanish Grease”, performed by Willie Bobo & Mel Lastie, courtesy of Polygram Records Inc. / Verve Records , by arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets/ Acoreco Music/ Adoremel Music Inc

Irish Cousin (MacColl, Nevin)

I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)

I Want Out (Hodgson, Peters, Colton)
Copyright Control/ MCS Music Ltd./ Pendulum Management Ltd.
Ⓟ 1983 Warner Brothers (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK

Just One Look (Payne, Carroll)

Just One Of Those Things (Porter)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1990 King Cole Inc.

Just Woke Up (MacColl, Ruffy)
Greatpress Ltd.  / Reverb Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Goffin, King)
Screen Gems/ EMI Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

King Kong (MacColl)

Last Day Of Summer (MacColl, Nevin)
Universal/ MCA Music Ltd./ Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing,  Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd

Libertango (Piazzolla, Reynolds, Wilkie)
Eaton Music Publishing
Ⓟ 2003 The Daisy Label Ltd.

London Bridge Is Falling Down (Winsford, MacColl)
De Vine Music Co./ Copyright Control
Ⓟ 2005 Virgin Records Ltd.

Lying Down (MacColl, Glenister)

Mambo de la Luna (MacColl, Glenister, Ruffy)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd., Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

  • Contains a sample from “Sazonado”, performed by Chappottin
    courtesy of RCA/BMG by arrangement with BMG/Termidor Publishing
  • Contains a sample from “Avance Juvenil”, performed by Israel Lopez, by arrangement with EGREM

Man With No Name (MacColl)

Manhattan Moon (Chevron)
Copyright Control
Ⓟ 2005 Bendigo Music

Maybe It’s Imaginary (MacColl)

Mexican Sofa (MacColl, Edmonds)

Miss Otis Regrets (Porter)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1990 King Cole Inc.

Mother’s Ruin (MacColl, Glenister)

My Affair (MacColl, Nevin)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal MCA Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1994, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

My Way Home (MacColl)

Não Esperando (MacColl, Glenister)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd., Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

No Victims (MacColl)

The One And Only (MacColl, Nevin)

Things Happen (MacColl, Gouldman)

One Good Thing (MacColl, Glenister)

Other People’s Hearts (MacColl, Povey)
Chrysalis Music Ltd./ Gavin Povey/ MCPS Ltd.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Over You (MacColl)

Patrick (MacColl)
Ocean Songs Ltd./ Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1984 Stiff Records Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records

Perfect Day (Reed)
Screen Gems/ EMI Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1995 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl

Please, Go To Sleep (MacColl)

Please Help Me, I’m Falling (Robertson, Blair)
Carlin Music Ltd./ Don Robertson Music Corp.
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Queen Of The High Teas (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Quietly Alone (MacColl)

The Real Ripper (MacColl, Edmonds)

Rhythm Of The Real Thing (MacColl., Climie)
Chrysalis Music Ltd./ Climie To The Moon Music
Ⓟ 1983 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Roman Gardens (H. MacColl, Povey)
Stiff Music Ltd./ Perfect Songs Ltd.
Ⓟ 1985 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Sail Away (Newman)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1998 Warner Music UK Ltd.

See That Girl (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Shutting The Doors (MacColl, Shaw)

Sleepless Nights (MacColl)

Soho Square (MacColl, Nevin)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd

Sticked and Stoned (MacColl)
Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 2005 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Still Life (MacColl, Rambow)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Philip Rambow
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

  • Ⓟ BBC 1989, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Sun On The Water (MacColl, Glenister)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 2005 The Estate of Kirsty MacColl/ Pete Glenister under license to Virgin Records Ltd.

Teenager In Love (MacColl)

Terry (MacColl, Povey)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Ltd./ Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records
Ⓟ & © 1983 Stiff Records Ltd.

There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (MacColl, Rambow)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.

  • Ⓟ 1991 BBC (live version)
  • Ⓟ BBC 1991, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

They Don’t Know (MacColl)
Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records
Ⓟ 1979 Stiff Records Ltd.

Things Happen (MacColl, Gouldman)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd.
Ⓟ 2000 V2 Records Ltd.

Titanic Days (MacColl, Nevin)
Greatpress Ltd./ EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Universal  MCA Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of ZTT Records Ltd.
Ⓟ 1994 ZTT Records Ltd

Tomorrow Never Comes (MacColl, Nevin)
Ocean Songs/ Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd.
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd.

Touch Me (MacColl, Glenister)

Treachery (MacColl, Gouldman)
Ocean Songs/EMI Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

  • Contains a sample from “Yo Soy El Punto Cubana”, performed by Celina Gonzalez, courtesy of EGREM, by arrangement with EGREM/ Edimusica

Tread Lightly (MacColl, Glenister)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Peter Glenister
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

Turn My Motor On (MacColl)

Until The Night (MacColl, Johnstone)

Us Amazonians (MacColl, Glenister)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd., Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

Walk Right Back (Curtis)
Ⓟ 1991 BBC

  • Ⓟ BBC 1991, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Walking Down Madison (MacColl, Marr)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Ⓟ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

We’ll Never Pass This Way Again (MacColl)

What Do Pretty Girls Do? (MacColl, Glenister)

  • Ⓟ BBC 1989, Ⓟ & © 1998 Hux Records Ltd. (live version)

Wrong Again (MacColl)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing
Ⓟ & © 2000 V2 Music Limited

You And Me Baby (MacColl, Marr)

You Caught Me Out (MacColl, Briquette, Crowe)
Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd./ Chrysalis Music Ltd./ Simon Crowe
Ⓟ 2005 Stiff Records Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Union Square Music and Stiff Records

You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby (Morrissey, Marr)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd./ Copyright Control
Ⓟ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.

You Know It’s You (MacColl, Nevin)
Ocean Songs/Chrysalis Music Publishing,
Ⓟ 1993 ZTT Records Ltd

You Still Believe In Me (Wilson, Asher)
Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd.
Ⓟ 1981 Polydor (UK) Ltd.   Licensed courtesy of Universal Licensing

Some publishing links

  • BMG Rights Management,  8th Floor, 5 Merchant Square, London W2 1AS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 214 1200, incorporating Union Square Music, Stiff Records and Chrysalis Publishing
  • Ocean Songs Ltd., 64 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8TB (previously known as Greatpress Ltd. until 1999)
  • Blue Mountain Music Ltd, 8 Kensington Park Road, London W11 3BU.  Tel: 020 7229 3000 incorporating V2 Music Limited.
  • EMI Music Publishing Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5SW, incorporating EMI Harmonies Ltd. (previously Belwin Mills Music Ltd.), Tel: 0203 059 3059
  • Universal MCA Music Ltd., 20 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1AH. Tel: 020 7835 2001
  • Warner Chappell Music Ltd.,  the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group
  • Marr Songs Ltd., MSE Business Management llp, 4th Floor, London W1F 8ZJ
  • Carlin Music Corporation, Iron Bridge House, 3 Bridge Approach, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8BD. 020 7734 3251
  • Davray Music Ltd., 84-86 Tottenham Court Road, London N8 7EE
  • Perfect Songs Ltd., Sarm Music Village, 185 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1PG
  • The Estate of Kirsty MacColl can be contacted via this website.