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Becky Hill’s Sophomore Album ‘Believe Me Now?’ Soars to #3 on the UK Official Charts

10 Jun 2024

Two-time Brit Award winner Becky Hill's latest album 'Believe Me Now?' was released on 31st May via Polydor Records and features the singles "Outside Of Love", "Right Here" and "Multiply" and album tracks "Linger" and "Keep Holding On", all co-written by Charlotte Haining. On 7th June, the LP peaked at #3 in the UK, making…

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Remembering Music Icon Larry Page

26 Apr 2024

We are saddened by the news that music manager, record label owner, producer and singer Larry Page has passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Australia. Page was a significant figure in the history of Kassner Music, introducing a variety of acts to the company in the 1960s via Denmark Productions Ltd,…

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Songwriter and Recording Artist Nathan Sykes Signs Worldwide Deal with Kassner Music

17 Jan 2024

Kassner Music is excited to announce that it has signed a worldwide publishing deal with songwriter and recording artist Nathan Sykes.Nathan initially found fame as a member of The Wanted, who achieved 10 UK Top 10 singles and three UK Top 10 albums between 2010 and 2013 and earned numerous accolades including two Brit Awards.The…

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‘This Life’ Achieves #1 Status in the UK

4 Dec 2023

On 1st December, Take That earned a ninth UK album #1 with 'This Life', claiming the biggest first-week sales for a British act in 2023 according to the Official Charts Company.  Released on EMI Records, the album features five songs co-written by Ben Mark Weaver, namely "March Of The Hopeful", "The Champion", "Time And Time Again", "One More…

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Busted Storms to the Top of the UK Albums Chart

29 Sep 2023

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Busted released a ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ collection, comprising an array of high-profile collaborators including Jonas Brothers, James Arthur, McFly, You Me At Six and The Vamps on 15th September. A week later, the album stormed to the top of the UK Albums Chart, securing the #1 position.Featured on the LP is…

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Kassner Music Adds New Selection of Craig David Works to Its Catalogue

11 Aug 2023

Kassner Music is excited to share the news that it now represents six songs from Craig David’s double Platinum-selling second studio album ‘Slicker Than Your Average’, on behalf of our client JEM Music Publishing. The songs included in the agreement are “Slicker Than Your Average”, “Fast Cars”, “Eenie Meenie” and “Personal”, together with the singles…

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Joseph Wander Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

23 Jun 2023

Kassner Music is thrilled to share the news that it has signed songwriter and producer Joseph Wander to an exclusive global publishing deal. Joseph began his musical career as an engineer for Miloco Studios, working with a wide range of popular artists including The 1975, Frank Ocean, Kasabian, Disclosure and Sampha. Joseph then gradually moved…

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Writer-Producer Jem Godfrey Signs Deal with Kassner Music

3 Mar 2023

Kassner Music is excited to announce a deal to represent the pop catalogue of Ivor Novello award-winning composer and musician Jem Godfrey, who co-wrote the worldwide #1 smash hit “Whole Again” by British girl group Atomic Kitten and “That’s My Goal” by the winner of X-Factor Series 2, Shayne Ward. Released in 2001, “Whole Again”…

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Producer Nigel Lowis Signs Global Deal with Kassner Music

10 Feb 2023

Kassner Music is delighted to announce the signing of a worldwide publishing deal for the 90s catalogue of songwriter and producer Nigel Lowis. Nigel is best known for his 30-year association with soul singer Dina Carroll and has sold over 17 million records during the course of his prestigious career. In 1993, Nigel co-wrote and…

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Kassner Music Acquires U.S. Rights in Tommy Boyce Catalogue

27 Jan 2023

Kassner Music is delighted to announce the acquisition of the song catalogue of prolific songwriter Tommy Boyce for the territory of the United States from his widow Caroline, in partnership with long-standing client Cherry Red Songs. Best known for a hugely influential songwriting and artist partnership with Bobby Hart, Tommy was the co-creator of an…

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New Syncs Round-Up Q3 and Q4 2022

16 Dec 2022

As 2022 draws to a close and the holiday season approaches, we reflect on some of our favourite syncs of Q3 and Q4 this year: “Bewildered and Blue”, Laurel Aitken - Industry Season 2 episode 1 of HBO drama series Industry used the song “Bewildered and Blue”, written and recorded by Ska artist Laurel Aitken. “Hambone”, Red…

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Charlotte Haining’s Songwriter Page and ‘Written By’ Playlist Is Now Live on Spotify

18 Nov 2022

Taking you through her impressive and vast song catalogue, you can now listen to all of Charlotte Haining’s co-writes via her ‘Written By’ playlist on Spotify and find out more about her highest streamed hits and hidden gems via her official songwriter page. Amongst the most notable songs featured on the page is her latest…

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Olivia Broadfield Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

24 Oct 2022

Kassner Music is proud to share the news that it has signed an exclusive publishing administration agreement with Olivia Broadfield, the creator of the soundtrack to series 2 and series 3 of the highly esteemed BBC One drama The Split. Written by Emmy award-winner Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour), The Split starred Nicola…

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Kassner Music Signs Global Admin Deal with JEM Music Publishing

30 Sep 2022

Kassner Music is proud to announce that it has entered into a worldwide agreement with JEM Music Publishing, an enterprise run by leading artist manager Colin Lester OBE and his son Jack. Under the deal, Kassner Music will represent JEM’s existing catalogue, which includes various songs recorded and written by celebrated British artist Craig David…

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Kassner Music Signs Worldwide Deal with Ben Mark Weaver

22 Jul 2022

Kassner Music is delighted to announce that it has signed a worldwide publishing deal with songwriter and producer Ben Mark Weaver, best known for co-writing several UK Top 20 hits for international phenomenon Take That including “Giants” (UK #13), “Up All Night” (UK #14) and the #1 song “These Days”. “These Days”, the lead…

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New Syncs Round-Up Q1 and Q2 2022

1 Jul 2022

With 2022 in full swing, here is a selection of sync placements from Q1 and Q2 this year: “Forever Young”, The Monochrome Set – Archive 81 Season 1 episode 3 of Netflix's supernatural mystery-horror series Archive 81 featured The Monochrome Set's "Forever Young", co-written by Thomas Hardy and Ganesh Seshadri. “Place Your Hands”, Reef – NHS Food…

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Robin Taylor-Firth Signs with Kassner Music

15 Apr 2022

Kassner Music is delighted to announce that it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with famed songwriter and producer Robin Taylor-Firth, best known as the co-writer of the international hit “You’re Not Alone” recorded by Olive and for a 30-year association with trip-hop pioneers Nightmares on Wax. After a brief spell as a recording…

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Remembering Tabby and Bunny Diamond from Reggae Group the Mighty Diamonds

8 Apr 2022

Donald “Tabby” Shaw and Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, from the legendary reggae trio the Mighty Diamonds, tragically passed away last month within three days of each other. Lead vocalist Tabby, along with harmony vocalists Bunny and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson, formed the iconic group in 1969. Combining Rastafarian influences with Motown-inspired harmonies, they were innovators of the…

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Kassner Music Signs Singer-Songwriter Charlie Simpson to Worldwide Publishing Deal

16 Nov 2021

Kassner Music is excited to announce the signing of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Simpson to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal that includes all of his major back catalogue hits and his new solo album ‘Hope Is A Drug’, set to be released in April 2022. Charlie is best known as the lead guitarist and…

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Jack Bessant Introduces ‘Brother Thunder’ EP as a Limited-Edition Vinyl

4 Nov 2021

Kassner Music is proud to be working with Jack Bessant on his solo material alongside the catalogue of hits that he created as the bassist of the platinum-selling UK rock band Reef. On 26th October, Jack introduced his latest solo work, the ‘Brother Thunder’ EP, as a limited-edition vinyl together with a host of merchandise…

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Kassner Music Signs Reef to Worldwide Publishing Deal

29 Oct 2021

Kassner Music is proud to announce the signing of platinum-selling rock act Reef to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal that includes the band’s highly anticipated new album, ‘Shoot Me Your Ace’, the title track of which is released today. Reef are a British rock band from Glastonbury formed in 1993 whose present line-up comprises frontman Gary…

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Oscar-winning Songwriter and Lyricist Leslie Bricusse Dies Aged 90

19 Oct 2021

British composer Leslie Bricusse has sadly passed away aged 90. His illustrious career spanned over 60 years and credits include penning the theme songs for the James Bond classics Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice, composing the scores of Dr Dolittle (1967) and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and writing the lyrics for…

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Glovebox Songs Takes over the Full Song Catalogue of Mississippi MacDonald

27 Sep 2021

Kassner Music client Glovebox Songs has acquired the rights to all six Mississippi MacDonald albums plus his brand-new LP, ‘Do Right, Say Right’, due to be released on 19th November. “I Was Wrong” is the most recent single from the upcoming record, out now on all streaming platforms. The London-based soul and blues artist has…

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Tangerine Records Release ‘True Genius’ Box Set, the Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

10 Sep 2021

In celebration of what would have been Ray Charles’ 90th birthday, Tangerine Records, the label he founded in 1962, has released the box set ‘True Genius’, a definitive collection of his works. Featuring 90 newly remastered recordings spanning Ray’s legendary career, this six CD package includes 16 iconic hits represented by Kassner Music. Click…

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Transistor Music Takes over the Full Song Catalogue of John Howard

31 Aug 2021

Kassner Music client Transistor Music has made a substantial addition to its roster in the form of piano-playing singer-songwriter John Howard. The exuberant glam, pop and folk artist reignited his musical career after his 1973 album, ‘Kid In A Big World’, originally released on CBS Records, was reissued in 2005 and received hugely positive reviews.…

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Becky Hill’s Debut Album ‘Only Honest On The Weekend’ is Out Now

27 Aug 2021

"My Heart Goes (La Di Da) (feat. Topic)" - written by Charlotte Haining, Josh Wilkinson, Linus Nordstroem, Victor Bolander and Becky Hill "Perfect People" - written by Charlotte Haining, Bryn Christopher, Matthew Coleman, Luke Fitton, Becky Hill One of the UK’s hottest artists, Becky Hill, released her highly anticipated debut album ‘Only Honest On…

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Ella Henderson’s “Risk It All” is Out Now

20 Aug 2021

Written by: Charlotte Haining, Lewis Thompson, Rob Harvey, Ella Henderson UK #1 charting artist and singer-songwriter Ella Henderson teamed up with the House Gospel Choir and Just Kiddin to release the epic single "Risk It All" on 20th August. Another co-write by Charlotte Haining, this uplifting pop song entered Spotify's New Music Friday UK at…

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In Conversation with Adam Mitchell

19 Jul 2021

"Adam Mitchell's ability to write in a diversity of styles is only possible because of his solid grasp of the fundamentals of great songwriting." Paul Stanley - KISS Meet multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer and musician, Adam Mitchell, whose songs have been recorded over 150 times in different languages and genres by legendary artists including KISS, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Merle Haggard, Bonnie Tyler and Waylon Jennings. During this…

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‘Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over’ is in Theatres and Virtual Cinemas Now

14 Jul 2021

No Wave filmmaker Beth B’s documentary about the provocative and rebellious musician Lydia Lunch premiered at New York’s IFC Center on 30th June to a sold-out audience. With theatres and virtual cinemas showing the film across the US, Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over has been chosen as The New York Times Critic’s…

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“Always On My Mind ft. Charlotte Haining” is Out Now

9 Jul 2021

Written by: Charlotte Haining, Lewis Thompson, Rob Harvey, Karen Harding, Shane Codd Irish superstar Shane Codd follows up his global smash hit debut single with a brand new release, “Always On My Mind ft. Charlotte Haining”, out now on all digital platforms. Co-written by Charlotte Haining and featuring her irresistible vocals, the infectious dance-pop…

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New Releases Round Up

30 Mar 2021

2021 is already off to a flying start with our writers having contributed to an array of highly anticipated releases. Here is a round-up of their top songs from January through to March: JANUARY Robots In Disguise: The Singles and Remixes. Writers: Sue Denim and Dee Plume 15th January 2021 marked the 20th anniversary since Robots…

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Remembering Memphis Songwriter and Producer Stan Kesler

22 Jan 2021

Respected songwriter and producer, Stan Kesler, who was a key figure in the birth of birth of rock ‘n’ roll, sadly passed away in October last year at the age of 92. The Memphis musician heightened the successes of a range of rock and soul artists including Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.…

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RiD 20th Anniversary: The Singles and Remixes Ultimate Album Package

15 Jan 2021

Electropunk girl band Robots in Disguise, made up of singer-songwriters Dee Plume and Sue Denim, gained popularity in the 2000s with their catchy pop tunes and ferocious girl power. The creative duo were avid live performers with Dee on guitar, Sue on bass and both singing harmonies. Between 2000 and 2011, the pair released four…

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Celebrating British Vocalist Matt Monro

1 Dec 2020

“If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough."Frank Sinatra On 1st December we celebrated what would have been beloved British vocalist Matt Monro’s 90th birthday and…

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BROCKHAMPTON’s “Sugar” Co-Writer and Producer, Chuks Chiejine, Signs with Kassner Music

21 Sep 2020

Kassner Music is delighted to announce that it has signed London based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chuks Chiejine, to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Chuks is best known for co-writing the track “Sugar” for US alternative hip-hop collective, BROCKHAMPTON. Currently standing at over 276 million streams on Spotify alone, “Sugar” became a viral TikTok sensation…

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Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, Dies Aged 77

11 Sep 2020

Jamaican reggae legend, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, has sadly passed away at 77. Frontman of group Toots and the Maytals, multi-instrumentalist Toots was a charismatic, soulful performer and giant of Jamaican music for almost 60 years. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown and Otis Redding, and a contemporary of Bob Marley,…

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

18 Aug 2020

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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Phil Gornell Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

14 Aug 2020

Kassner Music is excited to announce that it has signed L.A. based British songwriter, producer and mixer Phil Gornell to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Phil has spent over a decade producing, writing, engineering and mixing records for some of the biggest names in pop and rock music. His versatility has led him to write…

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Sweet N Sour Songs x Cherry Red Records

9 Aug 2020

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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Charlotte Haining Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

21 Jul 2020

Kassner Music is excited to announce that it has signed songwriter and artist Charlotte Haining to an exclusive global publishing deal. Charlotte began her musical career working alongside a host of recognised dance DJs and producers, writing the topline for their productions and lending her captivating vocals in the studio and often at live performances.…

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Oscar-winning Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

6 Jul 2020

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, Morricone took up…

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Kassner Music and The Ray Charles Foundation

1 Jun 2020

“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

17 Apr 2020

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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Alan Walker releases new single “Heading Home”, co-written by Magnus Bertelsen

1 Apr 2020

Internationally recognised DJ and super-producer Alan Walker has released the music video for his new single “Heading Home” today. A long-standing fan favourite from his live shows and the final chapter in the ‘World of Walker’ trilogy, the sentimental, chilled and somewhat moving song, described as having “late-night drive-time vibes”, has been in high demand…

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Junior Giscombe Signs Deal with Kassner Music

27 Jan 2020

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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Selena Gomez’ album ‘Rare’ reaches No.1 in Australia and America

24 Jan 2020

""Rare” is one of the best pop albums to be released in recent memory" Jen Aswad, Variety On 10th January, Selena Gomez released her third studio solo album, ‘Rare’ on Interscope Records. Her song "Let Me Get Me", track listing No. 8, was co-written by Norwegian songwriter Caroline Ailin, signed to Arctic Rights Management and represented by…

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Mura Masa’s “Deal Wiv It” Featuring Slowthai is Out Now!

17 Jan 2020

Introducing Mura Masa and Slowthai's second collaboration, "Deal Wiv It”. The punk-rap track was first released as a single on 7th November last year at which time the music video reached 100k YouTube views within the first 24 hours of release and was a top trending YouTube video in its first weekend. The punchy song…

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New York Graffiti CD is Out Now, featuring Marcie Blane’s “Bobby’s Girl” and Ernie Maresca’s “Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)”

4 Dec 2019

“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 a 4-disc CD, it explores the extensive history of american pop songs from the late 50s to late 60s with the name…

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Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” Reaches No. 2 on the UK Official Charts

11 Nov 2019

Norwegian singer-songwriter Caroline Ailin, signed to Arctic Rights Management / BMG, has experienced huge success with her songwriting and penned hits for legendary artists around the globe. Her most iconic song to date is the Dua Lipa triumph "New Rules" that went to number 1 in the UK and dominated the charts internationally. In the last two years, a steady stream…

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Kassner Music’s 75th Anniversary

28 Oct 2019

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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In Conversation with Claire

14 Oct 2019

Meet multi-award winning songwriter Claire Rodrigues-Lee, the mastermind behind some of the Asian market’s biggest hits of recent times including Red Velvet’s “Candy” and the Girls’ Generation tracks “Indestructible” and “It’s You” (from the No. 1 album Holiday night). Claire was introduced to the huge opportunities that exist for placing songs in the Asian market…

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Kassner Music Acquires Song Catalogue Of Funk & Soul Legend Leon Haywood

6 Sep 2019

Kassner Music has made a strong addition to its roster with the song catalogue acquisition of funk, R&B and soul sensation Leon Haywood, an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He rose to fame in the 70s with the seductive lyrics and hypnotic groove of his sensual song "I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You” (1975).…

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Nicolette, Co-Writer of Massive Attack’s “Sly” and “Three”, Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

25 Jul 2019

“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

13 Mar 2019

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…

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