Brian is Head of A&R at Kassner Music, an independent, family-run music publishing company with an incredible catalogue including standards ”You Really Got Me”, ”Rock Around The Clock” and ”Hit The Road Jack” amongst many more. The company recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Since his appointment in March 2020 Brian has helped develop the roster, work closely with their sub-publishers and sign four writers with cuts with Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, BROCKHAMPTON, All Time Low, The Waterboys, Shane Codd, Mike Perry, Hybrid Minds and Cat Dealers amongst others. He also recently signed British rock group Reef and Busted member and solo artist Charlie Simpson.
Before joining Kassner, Brian co-founded Creative Commission, a platform for the music industry to discover freelance creatives. He worked on projects for a range of labels and artists including Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Mumford & Sons and The Rolling Stones.
He previously worked in A&R at Sony ATV where he signed artists Foster The People and Knife Party and writers with cuts with Rihanna, Roll Deep and Paul Weller amongst others. Brian has also worked in artist management and promotes a club night which has grown into a national franchise.