Jack Russell Music joins IMPEL

JRM copyrights have been sampled by Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Grandmaster Flash and many more

London, 30th June 2020 Jack Russell Music has joined IMPEL. It is the second independent publisher to do so in the last month.

Jack Russell Music was founded by Clare Ram in 2007. Ram benefits from a long music industry career, having started out at Greensleeves Publishing in 1987.

Today, JRM has more than 800 writers and music catalogues under its name, including artists such as Vybz Kartel, Sly And Robbie, Alton Ellis and many other renowned producers in the reggae and dancehall market, as well as other genres such as rock, folk, world music and pop.

JRM’s most sampled works include 20th Century Steel Band’s Heaven And Hell Is On Earth, which has been sampled 93 times since its 1975 release. It features in Jennifer Lopez’s Jenny From The Block, Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl, and tracks from Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def, Grandmaster Flash and others.

Meanwhile, Pon De Floor by Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel was sampled in Beyonce’s Run The World (Girls) as well as tracks by Diddy, Trey Songz, Snoop Lion and more.

Ram said: “I am excited to be joining the IMPEL community and working with them to increase our presence in the digital marketplace, which has become vitally important to publishers, especially during the current pandemic.”

IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “We can’t wait to get started with Clare and Jack Russell Music. This is such an exciting and specialised catalogue and we will make sure we do it justice.”

IMPEL is the international collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include respected independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music, Mute Song, Reach Music and Mummy Dust Music.

The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.


IMPEL Collective Management Limited (‘IMPEL’) licenses and administers the digital rights of its publisher members’ Anglo-American repertoire for online activities on a multi-territory basis.