Bucks Music Group

Casey signs to Full Time Hobby Publishing under Bucks Music Group joint venture

London, 12th April 2018 Full Time Hobby Publishing has signed Welsh emotional hardcore band Casey to its publishing arm, which operates as a joint venture with Bucks Music Group.

The JV between the two companies means that Bucks provides upfront investment, exclusive creative sync services and back end administration for Full Time Hobby Publishing as well as ongoing support, advice and expertise.

Formed in December 2014, Casey signed to Full Time Hobby’s sister rock label Hassle Records in January 2016.

They initially released two digital only tracks, Hell and Teeth, with Hell going on to rack up over half a million plays on Spotify and Teeth earning more than 750,000 plays.

The band’s debut studio LP, Love Is Not Enough, was released in October 2016. All tracks on the album have achieved between 200,000 and 500,000 Spotify plays.

The band’s second studio album, Where I Go When I Am Sleeping, is out now – released on March 16, 2018.

The album saw strong debuts across a number of UK charts, including No.3 on the Independent Breakers Chart and the Rock & Alternative Album Chart; No.7 on the Vinyl Chart and No.12 on the Independent Album Chart.

The band has also toured around the UK and Europe extensively throughout 2016 and 2017, including major festivals last year such as Slam Dunk, Download, and Reading & Leeds, as well as the Kerrang Tour.

They are currently on a headline tour, with sold out shows across the UK and Europe.

Full Time Hobby Co-founder Wez said: “It’s been a great pleasure helping Casey develop their career on the records side. They are a band with vision. They work extremely hard and are very focused. As with all the acts we work with, we never insist on them signing their publishing with us. We prefer to work with a band and prove ourselves and then sign publishing. To that end, we’re extremely excited to have signed the band’s publishing in conjunction with our friends and partners at Bucks. The work now steps up on that side to find more opportunities.”

Bucks’ Director Creative A&R Sarah Liversedge Platz said: “Casey are incredibly hard-working and have a passionate following that’s growing and growing. And, most importantly, they produce great songs! We’re very pleased to be able to facilitate their deal with Full Time Hobby Publishing and will be working very hard to support the band and nurture new and exciting opportunities.”

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