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Sony launches Second Songs with Caroline Elleray and Mark Gale

By | Published on Friday 21 January 2022

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Sony Music Publishing UK has announced a new joint venture with former Universal Music Publishing execs Caroline Elleray and Mark Gale. Called Second Songs, the new company’s first signing is songwriter and producer Steph Marziano.

“Caroline and Mark’s reputations speak for themselves, but what is most exciting and inspiring about Second Songs is the prospect of them bringing all of their experience, energy, know-how and talent into a venture of their own design”, says Sony Music Publishing UK’s co-MD Tim Major. “They are passionate and caring executives who live and breathe music and relentlessly support the careers of the people that they work with”.

“Their ethos for the Second Songs publishing venture chimes beautifully with our own”, he adds. “From creating an environment where the songwriter is always put first to helping to nurture young talent into the industry – and we are THRILLED to be partnering with them”.

Elleray comments: “We are incredibly excited to be launching this partnership and have been immensely impressed by the people we have met at Sony Music Publishing. Their approach … is inspiring. Mark and I have always advocated for and championed the songwriters and artists we have signed with passion and unwavering belief. We hope to continue to foster this culture with Second Songs and are humbled by the support SMP has shown us”.

Meanwhile, Gale says: “Steph is a wonderful person and hugely talented. We share similar music taste and the same ethics and ethos, which is essential to us as we grow our business into a modern, forward thinking music company”.