LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Downtown Music Publishing announced this week that it has acquired Salli Isaak Music, one of the U.K.’s leading indie publishers.
SIM is currently home to Grammy-winning songwriter Jimmy Napes, who is best known for having co-written some of Sam Smith’s biggest hits, and for his work with artists like Alicia Keys, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Ray BLK, and James Bay.
In addition to Napes’ catalog, Downtown has acquired the copyrights of Paloma Faith, Karen Harding, Arlissa, Eliza and the Bear and Olly Murs, as well as existing future agreements with Napes, Faith, Shane Filan (formerly of Westlife) and Robert Stapleton.
With Salli Isaak’s roster having collectively racked up some twenty U.K. top 10 singles and nine U.K. No. 1 singles, the acquisition is the biggest deal completed by Downtown’s U.K. office to date.
The Downtown Music Publishing catalog currently includes songs by The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Hans Zimmer, The Kinks, One Direction, Mötley Crüe, Robin Thicke and Santigold, Naughty Boy, Imogen Heap, Saltwives (Alex Oriet and David Phelan), Goldie, Kano, Izzy Bizu, Charlie Sloth, Zeph Ellis, ZDOT and Sacha Skarbek among others.
Downtown currently operates offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and more recently Paris and Sydney.