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Spoken Giants Signs Estates Of Bob Hope & Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz

Spoken Giants Signs Estates Of Bob Hope & Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz

Spoken Giants, the first royalties administrator for spoken-word content, is expanding its roster, announcing Wednesday that it’s signed the estates of Bob Hope and Desilu (Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz) as well as Gabriel Iglesias, Larry the Cable Guy, Elayne Boosler, Jackie Fabulous, Eddie Pepitone, Nephew Tommy, Jeff Dye, and Todd Barry.

Previously announced members include the Don Rickles estate, the Ralphie May estate, Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Dan Cummins, Gerry Dee, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, Kathleen Madigan, Leanne Morgan, Theo Vona and hundreds of others representing thousands of individual comedy works.

Spoken Giant was created in 2019 by former BMI executive Jim King and the founders of comedy record label 800 Pound Gorilla, Ryan Bitzer and Damion Greiman, to address the fact that online stores, streaming services and other delivery platforms don’t compensate spoken word creators as the authors of their works as they do for musicians and songwriters. The

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