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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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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 to 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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Kassner Music Signs Exclusive Deal with Paul Weller Collaborator, Simon Dine

24 Aug 2020

Kassner Music is excited to announce that it has signed songwriter, producer and artist Simon Dine to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Having begun his music career as a journalist and label A&R in the late eighties, Simon’s first foray into releasing his own records was as a member of John Peel favourites, Adventures in…

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Alex Kassner Is Newly Appointed As Publishing 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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