Secret Road Haps
We're pleased to announce that we will be representing Communion Artists Bear's Den, Gabriel and the Hounds, Joe Banfi, Matthew and the Atlas (Communion Record's first ever signing!), Pale Seas, Pete Roe, Story Books, Three Blind Wolves, & Treetop Flyers with more artists to join the community in the future.
Communion was born in a West London basement bar in 2006, with the help of Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear's Den) and producer Ian Grimble. Communion quickly grew into a flourishing community of musicians and fans alike, providing an independent platform for the freshest young artists in London's music circuit and beyond. Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka are long-time veterans of Communion's live shows, as well as recording artists with the label.
Communion Records was later founded in 2009 with the intent of promoting a close working family of artists who could develop at their own pace. Many of their releases involve Ben, Kevin and Ian in addition to other Communion artists to create the community vibe. Communion continues to prove its reputation as a tastemaker in the music industry also representing Gotye, Daughter and Foy Vance.
We're so excited to join forces with the Communion team, and you can learn more about Communion here!
LOS ANGELES – Leading music licensing, publishing, and management company Secret Road Music Services is pleased to announce the addition of highly respected music executive Joshua Sarubin. In his newly created role as head of A&R/Publishing, New York-based Sarubin will work with artists and songwriters already on the Secret Road Music Publishing roster as well as signing and developing new writers and artists.
“Josh has great ears, artists love him, and he brings a wealth of experience from both the label and publishing worlds that enhance our mission here at Secret Road," says Secret Road founder/president Lynn Grossman. "His addition ensures us the ability to offer the same level of personal attention to our artists in the publishing realm that we provide in licensing and management."
Sarubin's A&R experience includes stints at Columbia, Arista and Island Def Jam. Most recently he served as Vice President of A&R at Sony ATV Music Publishing. Among the acts he has signed or worked with are Avril Lavigne, Pink, Santana, Presidents of the United States of America, Lionel Richie and Lady Gaga.
"Working at Secret Road is a dream come true for me," says Sarubin. "I have always admired their incredible success in music licensing, and they have such an amazing roster of artists and writers. Secret Road is the future of the music business, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Since Grossman founded Secret Road in 2007, the company has launched the career of platinum-selling, indie pop artist Ingrid Michaelson and has grown to represent more than 80 artists and a catalog in excess of 4,000 songs for licensing. The company is unique in that it offers clients a one-stop shop by instantly clearing both mechanical and synchronization rights. Secret Road has placed songs in such highly rated television shows as "Grey’s Anatomy," "Parenthood," and "Pretty Little Liars," and in such films as "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," "Something Borrowed," and "No Strings Attached." Additionally, Secret Road artists have provided music in commercials for Chevrolet, Target, and Google, among others. Last year, the company expanded into publishing with the creation of Secret Road Music Publishing, as well as launching a Latin music division.
We work in a house in the hills with a cat and a fireplace with a perfect view of the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles from where we represent some of the best independent emerging and established artists getting their songs into the coolest films TV shows commercials promos trailers highlighting some of the most memorable and intriguing moments in film commercials and television programming and we manage the licensing process from song selection to final contract and we have the coolest funniest artist with glasses Ingrid Michaelson as a management client while music supervising the TV show house on fox and offering new media marketing and publishing services