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 Walker and Stephen Mangan and the second series was streamed over 19 million times, becoming the third most watched drama series on BBC iPlayer in 2020. Olivia contributed 13 original songs across series 2 and series 3, including “Faultline”, which closed the show’s finale and was subsequently played on BBC Radio 2 by Claudia Winkleman, Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. The album compiling all of Olivia’s music from the third series reached #2 on the iTunes charts in April 2022.
Olivia began her career as a singer-songwriter and her initial breakthrough occurred in 2008, when a placement on the cult MTV show The Real World landed her a record deal in the US with the Vagrant label. Numerous syncs across various US television shows would follow, including Grey’s Anatomy, Arrow, The Ghost Whisperer, 90210, Melrose Place and About a Boy amongst others.
Olivia has also written with other artists, which resulted in the 2015 collaboration “Bird” with Billie Marten. Marten’s recording was heralded as Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World and Jo Whiley’s New Favourite Thing. The song was also placed in Netflix’s Virgin River and famed supernatural teen drama The Vampire Diaries.
“I love the history of Kassner Music and what they stand for. It really feels as if I have found a home with people who actually appreciate the craft of songwriting. To be able to build a relationship with Brian and get his insight on what I am capable of as a writer makes me feel like my best work is yet to come”, says Olivia Broadfield.
“We are incredibly proud to represent Olivia as an artist and songwriter. Her recent work writing bespoke songs for the BBC drama The Split is exceptional. We are delighted to be a part of her next chapter and look forward to helping take her creativity to new heights”, says Brian Mahoney, Head of A&R at Kassner Music.
Listen to more of Olivia’s music via our Spotlight playlist above.
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