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12 December, 2023Print

Seeker Music Caps Off Banner Year

Songwriter-Led Company Closed Industry-Leading Catalog Acquisitions, Launched LA Creative Campus, and More in 2023

Seeker Music CEO Evan Bogart (Photo Credit: Caity Krone)


Seeker Music, the songwriter-led music rights, publishing, and record company, is capping out a banner year for its 14,000+ copyright-strong catalog with some of the year’s top acquisitions across the industry, and creative wins (a podcast launched with Dolly Parton on the first episode, the release of their own sample library, remix campaigns) that serve as proof-of-concept for their unique creative approach to both catalog and frontline. 

“We treat everything we work with like it’s a brand new artist, prime for a brand new creative campaign,” says Seeker CEO and hit songwriter Evan Bogart (Beyonce’s “Halo", Rihanna's “SOS”). “Because, for us, it is.”

This year’s acquisitions furthered their individualized, balanced catalog strategy - focusing on both the contemporary hitmakers (who came up around the same time as, or even alongside Bogart) whose catalogs have become Seeker’s signature since its founding in 2020, as well as already timeless, classic copyrights and recordings. Some of the top modern catalogs acquired in 2023 included: Jon Bellion’s, John Ryan’s (writer behind 40+ One Direction hits), Future Cut’s (Lily Allen), Plested’s (Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan, Jonas Brothers), and a portion of Teddy Geiger’s via the Bunetta’s Family Affair Productions, among several others. 

Speaking to a deal they closed, and the reason why so many songwriters have sold to Seeker, Bogart’s fellow creative and executive Kara DioGuardisaid, “[Evan’s] passion for songs and songwriters is unparalleled. We know he will treat these compositions as if he wrote them himself.”

Seeker’s mission to celebrate and invest in timeless, legendary artists and songwriters led them to the acquisition of Charlotte Caffey’s (The Go-Gos guitarist-writer /”We Got the Beat”) catalog, and the announcement of their acquisition of Christopher Cross’, which they brought to all-time streaming records. As an illustration of Seeker’s creative services, they collaborated with Benny Sings on a brand-new re-imagining of Cross’s “Sailing” which has been added to numerous playlists, received significant radio play, and had its new music video added to MTV. For Run the Jewels’2023 tour, they collaborated with the groundbreaking hip-hip duo to celebrate their run of shows with fan-focused treasure hunts in city stops, and the release of new anniversary-edition vinyl. And, to honor the 10th anniversary of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” they produced their first ever podcast, a deep-dive into the story behind the song with its admirers - like Dolly Parton, ahead of the “Wrecking Ball” duet on Parton’s ‘Rockstar’ album - and creators such as the song’s writers Mozella, Cirkut and Stephan Moccio, among others. More podcast episodes of stories behind the songs will be released throughout 2024 to celebrate songs from Seeker’s incredible catalog. 

For their roster of frontline songwriters and artists, Seeker kept true to their reputation of innovation and mentorship. Bogart became an expert in AI songwriting tools (check out his video ‘How to Make a Viral AI Hit,’ from Rolling Stone’s Future of Music package), as did one of the newest additions to Seeker’s roster, the LA-based songwriter/producer/artist Kito. Her song “Cold Touch'' was the first official collaboration with GrimesAI, which Grimes called “a masterpiece.” In addition to Kito, Seeker saw it’s publishing roster grow with the signings of Dan “Robopop” Omelio (Weezer, Maroon 5, Lana Del Rey) and K. Sotomayor (Sofia Reyes, Danna Paola, Kim Petras), as well as the launch for their frontline record label, musicisfun. At SXSW, Bogart moderated a panel of his fellow songwriters called “A Songwriter’s Guide to Branding: The Power of No.” And as part of their efforts to marry their catalog and frontline business, Seeker has even launched its own in-house, catalog-focused sample platform,SAMPLÉMOOSE, incentivizing and inspiring songwriters and producers to flip Seeker’s catalog into new hits. SAMPLÉMOOSE’s first originally-created success came from Coco Jones, the recent Soul Train Best New Artist Award Winner and 2024 Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee, whose hit single “Double Back” flips Seeker catalog cut “Rain” (originally performed by SWV), and came as a direct result of Seeker’s new initiative. Watch Coco perform the song with SWV at the recent Soul Train Awards here

Finally, Seeker’s team continued to grow, and the company opened its office and creative campus, featuring collaborative, community-focused recording studio spaces, in LA’s Frogtown neighborhood. In expanding the Seeker family, Dan Stuart (recently-AWAL) came on board as General Counsel, and Jennifer Blakeman (Atlas, UMPG veteran, current Recording Academy Trustee) came on as Chief Rights and Royalties Officer to join Bogart, Global Head of Creative Steven Melrose, and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Scher in the C-Suite.

Watch this space for much more to come in 2024 from Seeker Music.


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