Bucks Music Group has signed an administration agreement with These Are Songs Ltd – the new publishing company from the executives behind This Is Music Ltd.
This Is Music Ltd is a boutique management company representing artists and producers. Among the company’s current clients are producers James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz) and Paul White (Danny Brown, Jamie Woon); composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of Survive (Stranger Things, Spheres, Butterfly); and artists such as Bicep, Simian Mobile Disco, Roosevelt and Ross From Friends.
The company is run by Managing Director Oli Isaacs, Director Lisa Marxen and Senior Manager Simon Gold.
“We want to be involved in making music at the highest level, and publishing is another great way to do that”
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Oli Isaacs said: “Historically, we have not signed a lot of artists for management because we believe in taking time to develop projects from the ground up – but we wanted to find a flexible way to work dynamically with more of the exciting new writers and producers we come across.
“We want to be involved in making music at the highest level, and publishing is another great way to do that. When we were introduced to the team at Bucks, we immediately felt that they were the right people to partner with in order to build something truly excellent. We are very much looking forward to working with them.”
Bucks Music Group Managing Director Simon Platz said: “Oli, Lisa and Simon have a great reputation and track record when it comes to finding and developing exciting new talent as managers. We’re sure they’ll be equally successful in publishing. They share the same approach and philosophy to service and creative A&R as we do here at Bucks, so we’re happy to bolster their efforts with this agreement.”
Picture caption: Anthony Hippsley (Creative A&R Manager, Bucks Music Group); Lisa Marxen (Director, This Is Music Ltd); Sasha Richards (Assistant Manager, This Is Music Ltd); Simon Gold (Senior Manager, This Is Music Ltd); Oliver Isaacs (Managing Director This Is Music Ltd), Jonathan Tester (Head of Creative Sync and Licensing, Bucks Music Group)Music Business Worldwide