Dear Jan – We have always paid royalties to Billy Roberts, and only Billy Roberts, as the author of the song. We would have no reason to pay anyone else. Thanks for making the site, it is very informative.
Sincerely, Evan Cohen, Third Palm Music, Los Angeles
We represent copyright proprietor, Third Palm Music, which is the successor-in-interest to Third Story Music. Third Palm Music is the sole and exclusive worldwide copyright owner of “Hey Joe” written by Billy Roberts. I enjoyed your website and thank you for your work. I thought you might want to have our information, so people seeking to license “Hey Joe” can contact us. Thanks again for your efforts. Kindest regards.
Joanne J. Terrell
Cohen and Cohen, 740 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038, USA