Kayon Teams with Cecil Chambers to Create New Music Entity
Beverly Hills, CA
January 17, 2017
Kayon Partners announced the formation of a new music publishing business with long-time music publishing veteran Cecil Chambers. The entertainment partnership is structured on a multi-year financing model to leverage long-term trends and relationships.
Chambers will steer the newly formed Earshot Music Publishing, and has set up offices in Beverly Hills and New York City. Chambers has overseen songwriting for such artists as Destiny’s Child, Ginuwine, Usher, N’Sync and Brandy. “Working with Kayon Partners is going to be bright. Steve Garrow and David Vogel are the right partners with a long-term vision around this business. We intend to build this boutique company into a brand to be recognized for its hit catalog.”
In 2001, Chambers found and signed Anita McCloud. Under Chambers’ influence, she penned the Grammy Award Winning Song for USHER, U REMIND ME, which awarded her the Prestigious Songwriter of the Year Award from BMI. In the early stages of Mr. Chambers’ music career, he worked with the likes of multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, rap legend “Tupac” Shakur, and crooner Jon B. to name a few.
In Chambers’ previous music publishing association with Kenneth Crear, they signed platinum producers Warren Campbell, Rick ‘Dutch’ Cousin (who produced Ice Cube’s biggest record We Be Clubbin’); and with HITS in their catalog, caught the attention of Evan Medow, former CEO of Windswept Music Publishing. Chambers was soon given a publishing venture within Windswept and developed a stable catalogue of his own. EMI acquired Windswept in 1999 for $250M and Chambers sold his catalogue as part of this transaction.
Chambers was responsible for more than 100m albums sold, 5 top 10’s, and 1 Grammy.
Said Steve Garrow of Kayon Partners, “We have a lot of confidence in Cecil’s ability to drive this new company and to create a brand with which artists will want to work.”
“Cecil’s experience is a perfect fit for the projects we’ll be launching. His agility in creating opportunities is well proven and we look forward to a fruitful partnership,” said David Vogel of Kayon.
ABOUT KAYON PARTNERS
Kayon Partners is an investment and business development firm located in New York City and Boston that invests in early through later stage innovative growth companies. See http://www.kayonpartners.com for more information.
ABOUT EARSHOT MUSIC PUBLISHING
Earshot Music Publishing is a newly formed music publisher that was founded by Cecil Chambers and Kayon Partners. Based in Beverly Hills and New York City, the Company plans to sign and promote numerous talented song writers and create a valuable collection of content to become a nexus of relationships in the music industry.