German publisher Budde Music has inked a joint venture deal with Karma Songs, the publishing arm of UK-based writer/producer management company Karma Artists Management.
The new agreement, effective immediately, covers all future copyrights plus administration of the Karma Songs catalog – which includes works recorded by Andrea Bocelli, Diana Ross, Bananarama, and the 90’s Top 3 hit Escaping by Dina Carroll.
The first signing to the new JV is singer/songwriter Nick Bradley who is managed by Sound Collective.
Karma Artists Management was formed by partners Jordan Jay and Ross Gautreau in 2012.
The company’s roster of writers and producers – including Charlie Puth, One Republic, Zedd, David Guetta, Mabel, Tom Walker, Green Day, Alesso, Take That, Craig David, The Vamps, James Arthur, Little Mix, Olly Murs, The Script, Jason Derulo, Sigala, Lukas Graham, Katy Perry – have produced over 10 UK No.1 albums
Over the past three years, Karma Songs has had successes with the likes of Lo Malo by Aitana and Ana Guerra (which is now a 6x Platinum hit in Spain and a No.1 airplay record), The Official Cricket World Cup Single Standby by Loren & Rudimental, as well as songs with artists such as Tom Misch, Martin Solveig and The Vamps with their UK No.1 album Night & Day.
Budde Music is a family owned publisher founded in Berlin in 1947. The company currently has offices in Berlin, Paris, London and LA and has in the last decade expanded into management and booking via Budde Talent Agency.
Recent Budde Music successes have included co-writes on Jack Harlow What’s Poppin’ and S1mba Rover (No.3 UK) and Ava Max Kings and Queens (No.1 German radio).
Direct signings for 2020 have included Jafaris, Lei Jennings, Conor Byrne, Nemo Achida, King Michael Coy and Asdis.
“Budde Music will offer an extensive creative and administrative global network for Karma Songs and their songwriters.”
Benjamin Budde, Budde Music
Benjamin Budde, CEO of Budde Music, said: “Jordan and I have been friends for many years and I am overjoyed for our companies to be finally working together.
“We’ve been very impressed with Karma’s hands on and very creative style in working with songwriters, so it feels natural to finally work together.
“Budde Music will offer an extensive creative and administrative global network for Karma Songs and their songwriters”.
“Karma and Budde Music share the same vision – this is the beginning of our ambition to further the global reach of our company in all areas of entertainment.”
Jordan Jay added: “Karma and Budde Music share the same vision – this is the beginning of our ambition to further the global reach of our company in all areas of entertainment.
Pictured [Left to Right]: Jess Nash (Marketing and Synch Manager, Budde Music), Jan-Simon Wolff (Senior A&R
Manager, Budde Music), Claudia Kollaender (Legal Counsel, Budde Music), Jordan Jay (Karma Songs), Benjamin
Budde (CEO, Budde Music), Barry Blue (Karma Songs), Ender Atis (COO, Budde Music), Ross Gautreau (Karma
Songs). Music Business Worldwide