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Various Artists launches music publishing division

By | Published on Friday 25 October 2019

Artist management company Various Artists announced the launch a new music publishing division earlier this week. Various Songs will be a joint venture with Kobalt and will be led by manager George Shepherd.

Various already has a unit specialising in managing producers and songwriters, including Cenzo Townsend, Olly Burden, Joe Rubel, Glen Roberts and more. The new division will allow the company to work with songwriters – including performer songwriters – in other ways. Early signings include Jon McClure, Ed Cosens and Earl Saga.

Confirming all this, Various Artists CEO David Bianchi said: “Songwriting and production has always been at the heart of a lot of what we do as artist managers and putting in place a way that we can help nurture and develop both new and existing talent is a logical move for us. With Kobalt Music providing expertise, experience and infrastructure to this new venture, I’m confident we will make a great team”.