Snap-B Music is an international media and music company with offices in Britain and the Netherlands. It is a partnership between British rock manager and writer Simon Napier-Bell and Dutch artist and business affairs manager Björn de Water.
Music-wise, the company offers three things – consultancy to artists’ managers and music companies – music publishing and rights management. Occasionally we make exceptions and manage artists ourselves. We did so for the legendary Irish singer Sinead O’Connor and we’re still doing this for Dutch songwriting/production company The Prime and the live melody driven techno/electronica act RYI.
Björn de Water (Rotterdam, 1977) has had 15 years experience as a manager of artists in the Netherlands and the USA and worked with various platinum acts like Delinquent Habits / Kemo The Blaxican (USA), Sinead O’Connor (IE), Leona Philippo (NL) and Postmen (NL) and advised many others. Simon Napier-Bell (London, 1939) has been a manager since the 1960s, looking after artists such as the Yardbirds, T.Rex, Wham!, Marc Bolan, Japan, Asia and Ultravox. He has also written hit songs, including ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, for Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley.
Napier-Bell has also written three best-selling books on the music industry. His latest, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, is a complete history of the business of popular music. He is is the originating producer of the Las Vegas show ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’, rated Number One Show in Vegas for fourteen consecutive months by Tripadvisor. Snap-B is the worldwide agent for his speaking engagements.
Snap-B Music manages all aspects of their artists’ careers including writing, recording, touring, brand partnerships, publicity and merchandise.
Amongst Napier-Bell and De Water’s current and previous consultancy clients are…
Asia Sounds Ltd, Melbourne – Australia
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – United States
Quizzical Smile / Innercore Music – The Netherlands
Rude Tube – United Kingdom
Sam Stevens – United Kingdom
Sony Music, Hong Kong – China
BMG – Germany
Psalm 21 – Ireland
Thinknology – The Netherlands
Ministry of Sound, London – United Kingdom
Yellowbakkie Productions Ltd, Pretoria – South Africa
Europe China Foundation, Beijing – London – Amsterdam
Feis (Top Notch/Universal) – The Netherlands