Concord Music Publishing has inked a creative partnership with Guyanese-American music executive Ron André Elvis Telford (pictured) and his Creative Titans business.
The partnership will see Ron Telford work with Concord’s A&R team, led by EVP Worldwide A&R, Kim Frankiewicz.
Colombian songwriter and producer, Sebastian “Bassto” Zapata, is the first signing under this new venture.
After a year of collaborating with established music creatives across the USA and UK, Bassto has become a heavily sought-after producer and skilfully contributed on several hits in 2019 including Jorja Smith’s Be Honest (UK Gold Certified Single) and Koffee’s W (featuring Gunna).
Ron André Elvis Telford has held various roles across the music industry since 2008.
He and his team have put an emphasis on finding and procuring talent from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and territories outside of North America.
Last summer, Creative Titans signed Walshy Fire (of Major Lazer) to Concord Music Publishing.
“I’ve admired Kim’s spectacular approach to publishing and consider her one of the truest publishers in the industry.”
Ron André Elvis Telford, Creative Titans
Commenting on the deal, Ron André Elvis Telford, co-founder of Creative Titans, said: “I’ve admired Kim’s spectacular approach to publishing and consider her one of the truest publishers in the industry.
“The first day of interacting with the team at Concord in both the UK and US, I knew we would be able to mesh a fruitful business relationship – I felt at home.
“Adrian Johnson, Andrea Gomez, Noorez Rhemtulla and I are very excited to lend our A&R insight for song creation and be a champion for the writers that we publish collectively.”
“Ron has an instinctive ear like no other. To launch the venture with Sebastian is a real coup.”
Kim Frankiewicz, Concord
Kim Frankiewicz, EVP Worldwide A&R at Concord Music Publishing added: “We have loved working with Ron and his team on Walshy Fire.
“Our collaborative spirit has led to this new partnership where we will get to deepen our relationship. Ron has an instinctive ear like no other. To launch the venture with Sebastian is a real coup.”
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