JP JONES SIGNS EXCLUSIVE SONGWRITING DEAL WITH KASSNER MUSIC9 October 2012
Kassner Music has announced the signing of artist/songwriter JP Jones to an exclusive, worldwide music publishing agreement.
Jones first came to the attention of the industry as the frontman of British rock band Grace, who signed to EMI and released the album Detours| in 2006. After the band split up in 2008, Jones began a solo career that led to him teaming up in 2009 with Chrissie Hynde to form JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys|. They released the album Fidelity!| in 2010 on their own label La Mina and toured the US, performing in a number of festivals including Lollapallooza.
Following the completion of his tours with Hynde, JP has been developing his first solo release. Tentatively titled Son of Jack, it features the production talents of former Beth Orton and Nick Cave collaborator Victor Van Vugt.
While progressing the album, Jones has also been working with various writers to develop songs for other artists. Already a combination with the team at Metrophonic Studios and the artist Nell Bryden| yielded the track Sirens|, which was placed on the Radio 2 A-list and was personally endorsed by none other than Gary Barlow. Further cuts are expected in the near future.
Charlie Pinder, Head of A&R at Kassner Music said, “JP is a huge talent and his work to date indicates a songwriter of rare promise. He constantly pushes himself on to greater heights and is totally dedicated to his craft. I am delighted to welcome him to the Kassner Music roster.”
JP Jones said, “What struck me most when I met Charlie, David, Alex and the team at Kassner Music was their passion for music and for songwriting in particular. I love the fact that they are a family company and that they still care so much about what they do. I know I’m going to love working with them.”