Concord Music launches JV with Disciples producer Gavin Koolmon

Concord Music launches JV with Disciples producer Gavin Koolmon

Concord Music has signed a joint venture publishing agreement with Disciples’ Gavin Koolmon.

Simplicity Is Key Publishing (SIKP) is headed by Koolmon, who is one third of production trio Disciples.

Concord Music will provide full administrative and creative services for the new JV roster on a global basis. SIKP will work with songwriters and producers across all genres, with the first signing to be announced imminently. 

Kim Frankiewicz, EVP of worldwide creative at Concord Music, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Gavin on his new publishing venture. Through Disciples he has been a tour de force, and with his energy and vision applied on new producers and songwriters, we are looking forward to collaborating with Gavin on all levels.”

Koolmon added: “I am very excited to be starting this venture with Concord. Kim, Leo [Chantzaras, senior international A&R] and the team are amazing and I believe our synergy will allow us to achieve great things together.”

Disciples released their debut EP Remedy in 2013, followed by their first major hit They Don’t Know (173,680 OCC sales to date) in 2014. Last year’s Parlophone-released single On My Mind has 595,889 OCC sales so far and peaked at No.15. 

The trio's singles success led to collaborations with David Guetta (No Worries) and Calvin Harris (How Deep Is Your Love). 

Concord Music has been expanding with a string of signings and major acquisitions.

PHOTO: (L-R) Andy Varley (Insanity Management), Ed Poston (Concord), Gavin Koolmon (Disciples), Leo Chantzaras (Concord), Martin Searle (Unorthodox), Kim Frankiewicz (Concord), Christian Peirce (Insanity Management), and Olly Manhi (Concord).

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