Communion Publishing re-signs deal with Kobalt, appoints Tom Prové as GM

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London-based independent Communion Publishing has hired a new General Manager – Tom Prové – while re-signing its longstanding admin partnership with Kobalt Music.

The publisher is part of the Communion Music Group that also includes Caroline/UMG distributed label Communion Records (Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bear’s Den, Lucy Rose, Dan Croll) and live promoter Communion Presents (George Ezra, Maggie Rogers, Michael Kiwanuka, James Bay, Jack Garratt, Daughter).

Communion Publishing has enjoyed a successful 12 months, with a UK No.1 album from Catfish and the Bottlemen, and a UK Top 10 album from Ivor Novello-nominated Bear’s Den.

Its roster also includes new Communion Records artists Joseph J. Jones and Banfi, long-time Communion collaborator Matthew and the Atlas, and two fresh signings: established UK band Peace (pictured), and new prospect MarthaGunn.

“We are thrilled to have Tom Prové join the team – he is a talented and thoughtful publisher, and the perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve at this exciting time for our company.”

Jamie Emsell, Communion

Tom Prové was previously GM at Touch Tones Music Ltd.

Communion Managing Director Jamie Emsell said: “As well as happily renewing our long term publishing partnership with Sas, Nick and the great team at Kobalt, we are very pleased to be able to welcome into the Communion family Peace, an established UK live act who are writing the best songs of their career, and MarthaGunn, a young band from Brighton with huge potential.

“We are also thrilled to have Tom Prové join the team – he is a talented and thoughtful publisher, and the perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve at this exciting time for our company.”

Kobalt’s Chief Creative Officer Sas Metcalfe said: “Communion Publishing has established themselves as a true music-loving company.

“As their roster has grown, they have maintained high standards of quality and credibility. We are proud to continue working with them and being a part of their vision and success.”Music Business Worldwide

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