Concord Music Publishing Signs Sleeping At Last

Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Ryan O’Neal, best known by his moniker, Sleeping At Last, whose stirring songs have been featured in more than 100 popular TV shows and films. The multifaceted worldwide agreement, effective immediately, includes publishing rights for future works as well as his full master catalog of originals and covers.

“I am thrilled and honored to begin this new chapter with Concord,” said Ryan O’Neal. “The depth, experience and ingenuity of their team will be such an incredible support to me and my music!”

Ryan O’Neal is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and performer who has been creating music under the name Sleeping At Last since 1999. The artist is a sought-after composer whose music has been featured on popular TV series including “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Criminal Minds,” “Jane The Virgin,” as well as 42 songs featured in “Grey’s Anatomy” alone. Two versions of the Sleeping At Last song “Turning Page” appeared on the Gold certified soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

Sleeping At Last is also known for creating beautiful covers of popular songs which are frequently sought after for sync, including advertisements for major brands. His cover of The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” was featured in Budweiser’s “Lost Dog” Super Bowl XLIX commercial, and his cover of Bob Dylan's “Make You Feel My Love” was featured in the popular Mercedes-Benz “Snow Date” ad. Sleeping At Last's music has also been featured in advertisements for Ralph Lauren, McDonalds, Publix, Panasonic, Snapchat, Securian Financial, Nationwide and more. He most recently was commissioned by Ryan Reynolds to score his new children’s show “Bedtime Stories with Ryan.”

“Absolutely thrilled to welcome Ryan [O’Neal] to Concord,” says Brooke Primont, EVP Synchronization at Concord Music Publishing. “I’ve admired his work for a longtime and I’m in awe of his music’s ability to connect with the screen. My team is excited to dive into his catalog and we’re looking forward to the collaboration across our global creative teams.”

Sleeping At Last has written, produced and released more than 20 albums and EPs, garnering more than 2.8 billion streams and 1 platinum and 3 gold RIAA certified singles. Since 2013, he has been working on a long-form concept project, Atlas, a series of original music released in multiple chapters over the course of many years. Atlas: I (30 songs inspired by the origins of the universe) was completed in early 2014, Atlas: II (25 songs inspired by involuntary human development) was completed in 2019, and the final chapter, Atlas: III (explores voluntary human development)is currently in process.