YMU launches publishing joint venture Reaktor Music with producer and songwriter Mark Ralph

Artist management company YMU Music and award-winning producer/songwriter Mark Ralph are launching a new joint-venture music publishing company called Reaktor Music.

The company says it will discover, mentor and nurture “exceptional” songwriting and production talent.

Mark Ralph, a long-time management client of Phil Morais and Iain Watt at YMU Music, runs his own West London studio complex, Club Ralph, and plans to use those facilities as a base for songwriters to write, record and collaborate.

Ralph has worked with artists across a wide range of genres including Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Jax Jones, Becky Hill, Usher, Tom Walker, Clean Bandit, Georgia, James Arthur and Rudimental, among many others.

He is currently working with the likes of James Arthur and collaborating again with Years & Years, co-writing and producing their forthcoming third studio album, which is due later this year.

Releases Ralph has collaborated on have resulted in five UK No.1 singles and over 10 billion streams to date.

YMU Music says that it will work closely with Ralph providing expertise and resources to support and fund signings to the new company with Sony Music Publishing providing global administration services.

The first signing to Reaktor Music has been announced as producer/songwriter Dennis White. After leaving school, White released music on a number of labels including Bedrock, Renaissance and Anjunadeep before teaming up started with Sasha in 2012.

He has since written and produced for many artists across a range of labels including Ministry Of Sound, Kompakt, and Late Night Tales alongside remixes for Atlantic, Domino and Decca.

“Reaktor Music is all about finding exceptional producers and songwriters and helping them realise their ambitions.”

Mark Ralph

Mark Ralph said: “Reaktor Music is all about finding exceptional producers and songwriters and helping them realise their ambitions.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to work closely with them, to share my experience and if needed to be a mentor where I can .

Added Ralph: “We have great facilities which provide a brilliant environment in which to collaborate & share creative ideas and enjoy success together.

“Phil, Iain and the team at YMU are the perfect partners because we know each other so well already and I know they will add real value to this new venture.

“Dennis White is a wonderful first signing for us , he is a superb talent who already has an impressive track record and I’m very excited about helping him achieve the success he deserves.”

“Dennis White is an exciting first signing and a real statement of intent for Reaktor Music.”

Phil Morais,  YMU

Phil Morais, Director at YMU said: “Mark has a brilliant eye for talent and has always been a willing and enthusiastic supporter of other producers and songwriters.

“This new venture will give him the opportunity to help discover and develop that talent with YMU providing the resource and additional expertise to ensure that all of our signings potential enjoy creative and commercial success

“Dennis White is an exciting first signing and a real statement of intent for Reaktor Music.”

“There is no reason why Reaktor Music can’t become a hit factory, which will result in a consistent stream of success for the writers and producers we represent.”

Iain Watt, YMU Music

Iain Watt, Managing Director of YMU Music said: “I’ve worked with Mark for many years and have always been impressed with his passion for championing other producers and songwriters.

“He is naturally collaborative and has set up us his studio complex in a way that encourages and supports the sharing of creative ideas.

“There is no reason why Reaktor Music can’t become a hit factory, which will result in a consistent stream of success for the writers and producers we represent.”Music Business Worldwide