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Bob Harris launches publishing venture and announces sync-based events

By | Published on Tuesday 29 October 2019

Bob Harris

Peermusic UK has entered into a partnership with Bob Harris’s live sessions brand Under The Apple Tree to launch a new publishing company with the broadcaster. The new publishing venture will have the same focus as the existing Under The Apple Tree video series and live shows, working with newer “artists that deserve to be heard by everyone”.

“Bob Harris is a consummate music man who has championed many iconic artists and songwriters throughout his career”, says Peermusic MD Nigel Elderton. “He continues to be a trusted guide to millions who have music at the centre of their lives”.

Harris adds: “We have been filming and recording Under The Apple Tree sessions for the past few years and have discovered a catalogue of wonderful new talent. I am massively proud that UTAT has now signed a joint venture with Peermusic, the biggest independent music publishing company on the planet. It will give all of us the opportunity to get behind the new talent that comes into our studio and really help the artists we love and believe in to get their music out to audiences across the world”.

Elsewhere in Harris news, the Radio 2 presenter has announced a series of eight monthly events in partnership with music supervision company Soundlounge, under the banner ‘An Evening With Bob’. The eight events will focus on the power of music and its relationship with advertising and branding. Each will discuss a different part of the music or advertising industry with a variety of guests.

”I wanted to explore the world of music supervision because I believe that the experience of my 50 years in the music industry will bring constructive thought and creative insight to the intersection of pictures and sound”, says Harris.

“I have been building radio programmes, running orders, documentary soundtracks and soundscapes all my working life and have a huge multi-genre library of music I’ve collected through the years”, he goes on. “More than any other medium, music helps me express my creative ideas and I’ve acquired a keen sensitivity to the mood and atmosphere that imaginative music placement can create”.

The first event takes place at the Century Club in London tonight, featuring live music from Cassa Jackson and 10cc’s Graham Gould. Find out more here.