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Lovelane Music Group presents “QUIET HOME – THE SEA SHELLS”

HISTORY OF LOVELANE

Lovelane Music Publishing was founded in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, by Motor City native Sammy Kaplan. Kaplan aspired to capture the essence of Detroit R&B, blues, and funk. His father, Morris Kaplan, founded Danceland Records in the late 1940s. Lovelane Music Publishing is now an established California Corporation. Lovelane has since specialized in Publishing, Licensing, Advertising, Internet/FM Radio, and Film/Television placement.

Lovelane Music’s initial artist and writer roster included John Lee Hooker, Candy Johnson, Tony Blues Lewis, Tommy J. Jefferson, Rose Nelson, Morris Kaplan, Jerry O, Mitch Ryder, The Sea Shells, The Soulmates, Tom & Jerry O, Roy Cohen, Tom Moers, Barbara Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Gerald Alston, Joe Farrell, and Richard “Popcorn” Wylie.

In addition, the famous Funk Brothers (James Jamison, Bennie Benjamin, Robert White, Eddie Bongo Brown, and Jack Ashford) were a part of the recording process on all Lovelane Music demos and records. From this foundation emerged the great sound of the Boogaloo. Sammy has also made a recent foray into Hip Hop by signing writers and artists from Victor Newman to Nick Speed and into jazz, as he publishes compositions by John Fumo and Kenny Hirsch. Most importantly, as Sammy will attest, Lovelane Music Publishing represents a commitment to the sound of Detroit and Los Angeles. ​

Sammy boldly moved in 2021 by inviting Ron Cobert, a successful advertising and entertainment creative and executive, to create a new corporate structure and website, lovelanemusicgroup.com. This new company owns and houses the music catalogs of Lovelane Music, which includes BOOGALOO MUSIC CO, KAPLAN MORRIS R., KAPLAN SAMUEL STUART, LOVELANE MUSIC PUBLISHING, and MYSTICAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS. Cobert’s expertise in business affairs, branding, media, and tech proved invaluable to developing the new corporate structure. 

Since the creation of Lovelane Music Group, new additions to the brand have emerged, including increased streams, placements for commercials, feature films, and TV, an online shop of branded apparel and accessories, visual content, and a new TV series called Danceland. The Lovelane brand has seen a rise in awareness, and the legacy of Lovelane Music is intact. According to Sammy Kaplan, “Ron is family. He’s like a son I never had. Knowing him for years, his character, and his accomplishments, I am honored to have him in the mix.” With Ron Cobert’s expertise, Lovelane Music Group will continue to be in the music industry for years.

Still, it all started with his father, Morris Kaplan, who founded Danceland Records in the late 1940s. Danceland Records, from 1948-1951, recorded the likes of John Lee Hooker, Candy Johnson, Tony Blues Lewis, Tommy J. Jefferson, and Rose Nelson. Later, Jerry O, Mitch Ryder, The Sea Shells, The Soulmates, Tom & Jerry O, Roy Cohen, Tom Moers, Barbara Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Gerald Alston, Joe Farrell, and Richard “Popcorn” Wylie. In addition, the famous Funk Brothers (James Jamison, Bennie Benjamin, Robert White, Eddie Bongo Brown, and Jack Ashford) were a part of the recording process on all Lovelane Music demos and records.

From this foundation emerged the great sound of the Boogaloo. Sammy has also made a recent foray into Hip Hop by signing writers and artists from Victor Newman to Nick Speed and into jazz, as he publishes compositions by John Fumo and Kenny Hirsch. But, most importantly, as Sammy will attest, Lovelane Music Publishing represents a commitment to the sound of Detroit and Los Angeles.

MUSIC LICENSING VALUE

Lovelane Music has been able to have his catalog featured in films such as “Remember The Titans” (Denzel Washington), “The Bachelor” (Chris O’Donnell), “Bones” (Snoop Dogg), “Resurrecting The Champ” (Samuel L. Jackson), and “Yards” (James Caan, Faye Dunaway) “Browns Requiem,” “Thick As Thieves,” “Bitter Sweet,” “Keep The Faith Baby,” “Her Minor Thing,” “Semi-Pro(DVD),” “Urban Roots,” “The Wayshower,” “Blaze You Out,” “Sous La Niege(Under The Snow),” “On The Road (Based on the best-selling novel by Jack Kerouac),” “Cesar Chavez” (Michael Pena, John Malkovich), “Get On Up: The James Brown Story,” “Death Race:2050” (Roger Corman), “Moonlight” (Academy Award Winner 2017), and “Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot” (Amazon Studios); “Shots Fired” (FOX) featuring the song “Gonna Buy Me A Shotgun” & “Lord Have Mercy” by Tony Blues Lewis, “American Horror Story : Freak Show” featuring “Southside Saturday Night” & “Ebony Jump” by Candy Johnson, “Wayne County Ramblin’ Blues” by John Lee Hooker, and “Lazy Daisy Blues” by The Goldtones.