Seeker Music purchased the masters and publishing catalog from Charlotte Caffey, lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the all-female lead band and Go-Go, members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Caffey co-wrote some of the band’s biggest hits and was the sole lyricist for their signature song “We Got the Beat.” The song has become the group’s most successful and most covered track since its release in 1981. He was also involved in the writing of the band’s hits “Head Over Heels”, “Vacation”, “How Much More” and “Turn to You”.
Beyond her work with The Go-Go’s, Caffey has also written songs performed by artists such as Keith Urban (the country hit “But for the Grace of God”) and Go-Go bandmate Belinda Carlisle. TV space where he wrote several theme songs, including the “Clueless” TV series.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Seeker Music CEO Evan Bogart, pictured above second from right (L-R_ Seeker Music’s Steven Melrose, Caffey, and consultant Michael Rosenblatt), said of the acquisition: “At Seeker, we prioritize passion and strategy, and only Ben and my team absolutely love to celebrate and we are excited to celebrate. Charlotte’s catalog goes beyond these “requirements” – songwriting is timeless, she has paved the way for female musicians and songwriters in this industry and the entire world for nearly 45 years. She has inspired her music in basically every creative field. Incredible. I am very grateful and honored that he has entrusted his catalog to us.”
Caffey said, “I instantly connected with Evan about our love for songwriters and songwriting. He also realizes that while it’s a business deal, it’s also very personal. I’m so happy to be a part of the Seeker family.
The deal was brokered by senior executives Michael Rosenblatt and David Simone.
The Seeker’s catalog includes the full works of Christopher Cross, the first three albums of Run the Jewels, in addition to songs by Caffey, top modern songwriters Jon Belllion, John Ryan, Mozella, Teddy Geiger via the Bunettas’ Family Affair and includes others.