Blue Mountain Music Ltd., Chris Blackwell's music publishing company, will begin self-administrating its catalog in America and has signed deals with House Of Hassle Publishing to be its creative partner and Bank Robber Music to coordinate all synch licensing activities.

As part of the moves, Blue Mountain Music's VP of creative for North America Barry Cole and VP of business affairs North America Gillian Morris will extend their responsibilities to overseeing administration in the U.S. They report to Blue Mountain's VP of business affairs and operations Guy Morris and VP of creative and A&R Louise Hammer, both in the company's London headquarters.

Meanwhile, Bronwen Boyan - formerly Island Def Jam director of Film & TV Department, who has also music supervised and consulted on various film projects over the last 10 years - will be in charge of all Blue Mountain operations at House of Hassle. He reports to House Of Hassle co-founder Ken Weinstein and Bank Robber Music founder Lyle Hysen

"We're delighted to be moving into this new era of self-administration and to be joining forces with the great team at House of Hassle/Bank Robber Music," Morris said in a statment. "We are confident that our synch-licensing is in safe hands and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

The Blue Mountain catalog includes the entire Bob Marley song catalog and either part or all of the catalogs of the group James, Julia Fordham, John Martyn Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, The Congos, The Heptones, Third World, Manu Chao, Justice, The Sunshine Underground, The Blood Arm, Kano and Fredo Viola.

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