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Alex Kassner Is Newly Appointed As Publishing Director Of PRS For Music

Following the PRS 2020 AGM held virtually in August, we are proud to announce that Alex Kassner, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Kassner Music, has been elected to the PRS Board. Combining over fifteen years of legal and commercial experience and a fiercely independent mindset, Alex is currently serving as Chairman of the […]

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Sweet N Sour Songs x Cherry Red Records

Kassner Music client Cherry Red Records has acquired Sweet N Sour Songs, the publishing arm of London-based late 70s/80s independent label Safari Records, as part of a wider deal that also sees Cherry Red take control of Safari’s master recordings. Safari Records was most notable for its extended chart success with Toyah, including the top […]

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Oscar-winning Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

Italian maestro Ennio Morricone has sadly passed away aged 91. Morricone’s extraordinary contribution to music includes the unforgettable symphonic scores and atmospheric soundtracks for films such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Thing, The Mission, La Cage Aux Folles, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables and The Hateful Eight. Born in Rome in 1928, […]

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Kassner Music and The Ray Charles Foundation

“Music to me is like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing; I don’t get tired of music” – Ray Charles Kassner Music is proud of its continuing association with The Ray Charles Foundation, a charity set up in 1986 by the music icon after whom it is named. The Ray Charles Foundation is “dedicated […]

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Roots Rocker Comes to President

President Records is an independent record company known for signing an array of successful artists such as The Equals and KC & The Sunshine Band throughout its renowned 63-year history. As part of the Kassner Music group of companies, the catalogue today includes albums by Rick Wakeman, Matata and Robots In Disguise as well as […]

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UK Soul and Pop singer-songwriter Junior Signs Exclusive Deal With Kassner Music

Kassner Music is proud to have signed an exclusive deal with British singer-songwriter Junior. One of the pioneers of modern UK soul and pop music, Junior is best known for his transatlantic hit “Mama Used To Say”, which reached the UK Top 10 and Billboard Top 30 in 1982 and propelled him to that year’s […]

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New York Graffiti CD is out now, featuring Marcie Blane’s “Bobby’s Girl”

“New York Graffiti Is a Study Of American Pop Music During The Time It Exploded Into a Record Industry…” Mark Stratford, Recording Catalogue Manager (President Records) New York Graffiti is more than just your usual 4-disc compilation, it explores the extensive history of American pop songs from the late 50s to the late 60s. Its […]

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Kassner Music celebrates their 75th Anniversary in collaboration with PRS for Music

Kassner and PRS for Music co-hosted a dinner to celebrate Kassner Music’s 75th Anniversary! With moving speeches from Managing Director David Kassner and PRS Chairman Nigel Elderton as its centrepiece, the event marked a proud milestone for the company and its seven decades of timeless songs. Kassner Music is home to some of the most celebrated songwriters of all […]

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Nicolette, co-writer for Massive Attack’s “Sly” and “Three” Signs Deal With Kassner

“A strange and singular talent…excellent” – The Guardian “A rare enigma, prepare to be dazzled” – Muzik Kassner Music is delighted to announce that it has penned an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with singer-songwriter Nicolette, an undeniable talent and one of the most remarkable voices of the 90s. Born in Scotland and raised in Nigeria […]

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Chicago House Producer and DJ Joe Smooth Signs Deal With Kassner Music

Kassner Music is proud to announce that it has acquired the song catalogue of renowned producer and DJ, Joe Smooth. Having gained worldwide acclaim for his music during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Smooth is widely recognised as one of the great innovators of house music. The self-taught musician started composing at the young […]