Faber Music is the latest indie publisher to join IMPEL.
Founded in 1965 as a sister company to the book publisher Faber And Faber, it is a leading independent publisher of classical, contemporary, media and printed pop and educational music.
The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.
Richard Paine, Faber Music’s director of commercial rights and business affairs, said: “Joining IMPEL is a bit like being adopted by a particularly friendly and warm-hearted family. But this is a family with a passionate belief in the power of the collective, which we share, and that seems to be very well serviced by the amazing people at SACEM, who have impressed us immensely.”
IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Faber into the IMPEL collective. Not only are we proud to be representing their amazing catalogue but also we appreciate the opportunity of working with some really excellent music industry executives such as Richard King and Richard Paine. IMPEL is all about pooling rights, knowledge and experience for the common good and we know that Faber will enrich our collective endeavours.”
Besides repertory works by Vaughan Williams, Arnold, Holst and Britten, Faber Music’s performance catalogue features internationally recognised house composers including George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen, Jonathan Harvey and Anders Hillborg.
The company recently launched Faber Alt, under which it represents alternative crossover writers and artists. The roster includes Boy Azooga, Mesadorm, Penelope Isles, Phoria, Jon Boden, BC Camplight and Swiss DJ, producer and composer Pablo Nouvelle.
PHOTO: (clockwise from bottom left) Simon Harris (Minds On Fire Publishing - IMPEL Board member); Sarah Williams (CEO, IMPEL); Richard Paine (Director of Commercial Rights and Business Affairs, Faber Music); Mike Box (Reservoir/Reverb Music - IMPEL Board member); Matt Bolton (Head of Operations, IMPEL); Paul Tunkin (Blow Up Songs - IMPEL Board member); Richard King (CEO, Faber Music); Andy Heath (Beggars Music - IMPEL Board member).