Work of Art Music Publishing was launched in 2018 by David Massey and Clio Massey, with a focus on songwriter and artist development. Early signings included JP Saxe, whose song “If The World Was Ending” featuring Julia Michaels was GRAMMY-nominated for Song Of The Year in 2021, and Whitney Phillips who co-wrote Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande’s “Stuck With U,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release. The roster also includes songwriters/producers Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Dermot Kennedy) Adam Friedman (Mike Posner, Tai Verdes), Neek (24kGoldn, Kid Laroi, Juice WRLD), and Mary Weitz (Normani, Fletcher, Remi Wolf, Alina Baraz).
Work of Art Management was also formed by David Massey, alongside the publishing company. The management company is operated by Ryan Chisholm, longtime manager of multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated Mike Posner. In addition to representing Posner, the company has grown to represent 8 artists, including Tai Verdes, whose single “A-O-K” (co-written and produced by Work of Art Publishing’s Adam Friedman) is shaping up to be his breakout hit, along with Trevor Daniel whose song “Falling” has passed 1.5 billion streams and reached #1 on Top 40 radio, as well as clients Verzache, Quadeca, Kathryn Gallagher, Wes Period and badly.
Both companies are based in New York City and Los Angeles.