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 MBE, and provide administrative and creative support to new writers signed to the company.
Amongst some of the most significant works comprised in the deal is David’s 2008 hit “Insomnia” and several tracks from his 2010 Top 20 UK album ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’. “Insomnia”, written by David and acclaimed songwriter Jim Beanz, was the lead single from his 2008 greatest hits compilation. It reached the Top 20 in several European countries at the time of release and was later covered by South Korean R&B singer Wheesung in 2009.
Other notable contributors that are featured in the repertoire include Burna Boy, Tinchy Stryder, K-Trap, Bonnie Pink and Erick Morillo.
Colin Lester OBE, Founder/Chairman at JEM Music Group, says: “Given how much I value songs and songwriters, I’m really excited to be working with Kassner Music who share the same ethos and care for music as we do. Not only will we be looking together at opportunities for songs in the current JEM Music Publishing catalogue, but we are actively looking to sign and work with new and developing writers”.
Alex Kassner, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Kassner Music, says: “We are delighted to be working with Colin and Jack to promote songs written by the iconic Craig David and to empower their efforts to grow the JEM publishing catalogue. Colin’s track record speaks for itself and we have no doubt that he and Jack will bring to the JEM roster exciting new songwriters, whose talents we can help to develop.”