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Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, Dies Aged 77

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,

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

Phil Gornell Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

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

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

Charlotte Haining Signs Exclusive Deal with Kassner Music

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.

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, Morricone took up

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

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

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

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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