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KNS Productions Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Razor & Tie Music Publishing

| 21 February 2013 | Reply


(New York, NY) – KNS Productions has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Razor & Tie Music Publishing.   The music production team comprised of Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz has produced songs for such superstars as Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, The Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter, and Forever The Sickest Kids. The duo recently had a #1 hit platinum single in Australia with Ricki-Lee (EMI).

KNS Productions formed in 1997 after Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz met while still in high school and played in multiple New Jersey Shore Bands together. Their first jaunt into the music scene was working alongside legendary Rap Producer Rashad “Tumblin Dice” Smith On the Carl Thomas Album “Emotional” (Bad Boy) and the first 50 Cent Album “Power Of the Dolla” (Columbia) where they produced and co–‐wrote “Thug Love” A duet with 50 Cent And Destiny’s Child. Throughout the next decade KNS worked with Zomba Music Publishing on music and went on to produce two multi-platinum albums for Britney Spears, with whom the pair has an impressive 10 Cuts that span over 30 million albums worldwide.  In 2010 KNS was awarded the Best Electronic/Dance Album Grammy for their work on Lady Gaga’s The Fame/Fame Monster with the song “Summerboy” which they co‐wrote and produced.   That album was also nominated for album of the year and went on to sell over 14 Million copies worldwide.

KNS has had tremendous international successes with multi-platinum chart topping singles with such artists as Tarkan, Ricki Lee Coulter and Gia Farrell.  Their songs have been used in various movies, television shows and commercials including Sex In the City 2,  Mean Girls,Happy Feet, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, etc. KNS has had additional collaborations with Kara Dioguardi, Brian Transeau (BT), Nile Rogers, Willa Ford, Nick Carter, 2Gether, 3LW, Jeff Saltzman, Leon Thomas, and Victoria Justice.

Razor & Tie Music Publishing: Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) was established four years ago and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and career development.  The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. RTMP recently celebrated their third #1 Country hit in less than twelve months. Platinum certified #1 Country hit “God Gave Me You” was performed by Blake Shelton and written by singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Gold certified #1 Country hit “Alone With You” was performed by Jake Owen and co-written by Catt Gravitt. #1 Country hit “Over” was performed by Blake Shelton and co-written by David Elliott Johnson. Most recently, triple platinum certified Top Ten Pop hit “Home” was performed by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and co-written by singer/songwriter Greg Holden. During 2012 RTMP appeared on the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart and the Billboard Top 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart.  The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world.

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