Karma Songs and Budde Music new partnership29 July 2020 - Press release
Budde Music, the leading independent German publisher, has today announced a new Joint Venture with Karma Songs, the publishing arm of one of the UK’s premier writer/producer management companies - Karma Artists Management.
The new agreement, effective immediately, covers all future copyrights plus administration of the Karma Songs catalogue – which includes works recorded by Andrea Bocelli, Diana Ross, Bananarama, and the 90’s Top 3 hit ‘Escaping’ by Dina Carroll.
Over the past 3 years, Karma Songs has had major success worldwide including ‘Lo Malo’ by Aitana and Ana Guerra (which is now a 6x Platinum hit in Spain and a #1 airplay record), The Official Cricket World Cup Single ‘Standby’ by Loren & Rudimental, as well as publishing other major cuts with artists such as Tom Misch, Martin Solveig and The Vamps with their UK #1 album ‘Night & Day’.
Karma Artists Management was formed by partners Jordan Jay and Ross Gautreau in 2012 and through their stable of writers and producers, have had success over Ten UK #1 albums, working with artists 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.
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’’ (#1 USA) and S1mba ‘Rover’ (#3 UK) and Ava Max ‘Kings and Queens’(#1 German radio). Direct signings for 2020 have included Jafaris, Lei Jennings, Conor Byrne, Nemo Achida, King Michael Coy and Asdis.
Benjamin Budde, CEO of Budde Music, “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”.
The Karma Songs’ team of Barry Blue, Jordan Jay and Ross Gautreau are excited to be working with Budde Music on building a worldwide publishing venture focused on developing an exclusive roster of talent.
“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
The first signing to the new JV is singer/songwriter Nick Bradley who is managed by Sound Collective.
“Nick first came to our attention through our ‘Beat Goes On’ initiative we launched during lock down,” says Gautreau.
“In short we post a 30 second clip of a track from one of our writers and any of our followers on socials can dm us for the full track if it inspires them. This has proven a great success, both for finding new talent and also to have writers of all levels collaborating and we aim to keep this initiative going despite lock down now easing,” adds Jay.