1 Feb 2023

TMS Catalogue Acquisition


Hipgnosis Song Management is pleased to announce the company’s acquisition of a song catalogue from TMS, the British songwriting and record production trio of Tom ‘Froe’ Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Pete ‘Merf’ Kelleher. 

Hipgnosis has acquired a 100% interest in publishing copyrights (including the writer’s share of performance), producer royalty streams and neighbouring rights for 217 Songs in the TMS catalogue, including multi-award winning Songs Someone You Loved and Before you Go which were hits for Lewis Capaldi and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself for Jess Glynne

The acquisition has been made on behalf of Hipgnosis Songs Capital, a partnership between Hipgnosis Song Management and funds managed by Blackstone. Hipgnosis Song Management has previously acquired 121 compositions by TMS on behalf of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd, including compositions recorded by G-Eazy, Sigma and Emeli Sandé. The writers share of those songs is included in this latest acquisition.