Tobias Jesso, Grammy Songwriter of the Year, sells catalog to Hypnosis.1 min read
HipGonsys Song Management has acquired a song catalog from the year’s first Grammy-winning songwriter, Tobias Jesso Jr., known for his work with Adele (“We Were Young”), Harry Styles (“Boyfriends”), Niall Horan, Pink. , Sia, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Pugh, Meghan Trainor, Florence + The Machine and others.
According to the announcement, HypGonsis has acquired 100% of Jesso’s publishing interest in copyright (including the author’s performance portion) for “approximately” 40 songs released between 2015 and 2020. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Like his fellow Grammy-nominated opening songwriter, Jesso is also an artist and released his debut album “Goon” in 2015 on Matador Records. The Songwriter of the Year award is intended to recognize songwriters who have been behind the scenes, a role Jesso has played in recent years.
He received SOCAN’s Breakout Award in 2016 and was nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards, nominated for the Ivores and shortlisted for the Polaris Award. She is represented by longtime manager Ben Persky of Mixed Management and Clinton lawyer Nikki Stein.
Mark Mercouriadis, CEO and founder of Hipognosis, said: “Tobias is one of the most important songwriters in contemporary music, as evidenced by winning the 2023 Grammy Award for Songwriter of the Year in his inaugural year. I’ve been in love with his music since Get Go With Goon eight years ago and he never fails to deliver. I am delighted to welcome Tobias and his manager Ben Persky to the Hypnosis family.”