It is our privilege to share that we have acquired the UK’s esteemed Salli Isaak Songs Limited and Salli Isaak Music Publishing Limited, home to Sam Smith-collaborator Jimmy Napes, Paloma Faith, and many other hit songwriters.
“We are very pleased that our writers and their incredible songs will now sit alongside the wonderful and prestigious catalogue that Downtown continues to build.”- Nick Raphael
Started by Nick Raphael and Jo Charrington in 2006, The Salli Isaak companies quickly became a home to some of the most celebrated writers in the UK. Downtown has obtained nearly 700 song copyrights through the acquisition, including Jimmy’s contributions to the Sam Smith songbook (such as “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One,” “Too Good at Goodbyes,” and “Pray”), as well as songs recorded by Alicia Keys, Clean Bandit, Dillon Francis, Disclosure, Ella Henderson, Ellie Goulding, Isaac Gracie, James Bay, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Ray BLK, and more.
Additionally, we’ve also picked up existing agreements with Jimmy, Paloma, Shane Filan (Westlife), and Robert Stapleton. Collectively, the Salli Isaak roster has written 20 UK top 10 singles, nine UK number one singles, and have won multiple Ivor Novello Awards.
L to R: Jimmy Napes and Paloma Faith