Revolution Songs is a licensing and publishing company combining Sunflower Entertainment Group and Indiechamp LLC. We maintain offices in New York City. Our co-founders are:

Marshall Chess was born and raised during the heyday of the independent record business.  Marshall learned every aspect through total immersion.  For sixteen years he worked with the founders of Chess Records: his father Leonard and his uncle Phil.  He was involved in everything from pressing records and loading trucks, to producing over 100 Chess Records projects, and eventually headed up the label as President after the GRT acquisition in 1969.  In the late 1960’s Marshall also ran his own record label Cadet Concept, a division of Chess Records.  He created and produced the Rotary Connection, which became the springboard for Minnie Ripperton’s career.  He signed John Klemmer and created a new format which was heralded as the first Jazz Fusion album, Blowin’ Gold. He also created and produced the controversial blues album Electric Mud which expanded Muddy Waters' audience to white America.

After departing from Chess Records, Marshall formed and ran Rolling Stones Records for seven years.  He helped create the Rolling Stones famous tongue and lip logo and was involved as Executive Producer on seven Rolling Stone #1 albums during the 1970’s.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Marshall produced projects for both Sire Records and Island Records.  He also produced many rap records at the beginning of the rap generation.  He worked with rap star KRS-ONE, developing an audio comic book project for Marvel Comics, and recently finished a film project called “Godfathers and Son’s” (directed by Marc Leven) for the PBS series The Blues, produced by Martin Scorsese.  In the film, Marshall produces a hip hop version of the classic Chess track “Mannish Boy” featuring rappers Chuck D and Common recording with members of the Electric Mud band.

As well as music, Marshall also produced 3 films. “The Legend of Bo Diddley”, "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones”, and “Cocksucker Blues”.

Jamar Chess was born into music royalty and today continues the legacy as a third generation music man. His grandfather Leonard Chess started the legendary Chess Records in Chicago in 1950 and was responsible for the creation of careers for such seminal artists as Chuck Berry, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, among many others. Chess Records changed what America listened to, and paved the way for blues, R&B, rock and roll and modern day music itself.

In his teens, Jamar was filing lead sheets at the family publishing company Arc Music. This lead to a Creative A&R International position where he managed the company's international operations and promoted the catalog to new areas of exploitation, focusing on remix projects, digital licensing and synchronization licensing.

In 2002, Jamar co-founded the Sunflower Entertainment Group, a specialty music publishing house that focuses on independent Latin music and iconic American songs.  Our songwriters' work has been performed by Benny Goodman, Joe Arroyo, Lionel Hampton, Bo Diddley, Count Basie, Ike Turner, Jackie Wilson, Django Reinhardt, Otis Redding, Vakero, Thelonious Monk, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.

Jamar Chess was selected on Billboard Magazine's 30 under 30 Power List.

Daniel Gross joins Revolution Songs after starting his own licensing company, Indiechamp. He had previously been Director of Film, Television, Advertising and Video Game licensing at global media distribution firm The Orchard. He has successfully pitched for and negotiated deals with major and indie film productions (trailers for "The Green Hornet" and "Megamind," film music placements for "The Proposal," "Fast & Furious," "Precious," "The Wrestler," "The Hangover," "If God is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise"), global ads (Macy's, Malibu Rum, Nintendo Wii Sports Resort, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise), video games (Madden 2011, Rock Band 3, GoldenEye007, Kinect Sports) and TV shows (Gossip Girl, Dexter, Big Love, Fringe). He was also an arranger on Ben Folds’ University A Cappella! ("Army"), a backup singer on Twister Sister’s A Twisted Christmas, and Legal on the Alvin and the Chipmunks platinum soundtrack album. He produced the Zombie Nation "Level" music video and is music supervising the film Poundcake and the documentary Street Fighting Man.

Dan earned his B.A. in Economics and a Certificate in Management Studies in 2003 from the University of Rochester and a Music Business certificate from the Berklee School of Music online in 2005.



Juan Carlos Barguil was born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia, and graduated in 1986 from Hunter College, CUNY, with a B.S. in Accounting. In 1987, he joined Chase & LaRossa CPA, an independent firm that specialized in the entertainment industry. It was here where he was first exposed to the raw aspects of the music publishing business. In 1989 he had the opportunity, while still working for Chase and LaRossa, to meet the "King of Swing" Benny Goodman and his younger brother Eugene Gooodman, who was the President of the independent music publisher Arc Music Group at the time.

In 1990, he joined Arc Music Group as the Vice President of Finance and was quickly promoted to Chief Financial Officer, a position that held up until September 2009, when Arc Music Corporation was sold to Fuji Entertainment America. He also served as a financial advisor on the acquisition. In 2002 he co-founded Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc. alongside Marshall and Jamar Chess, creating a sprouting entity in the licensing and music publishing business. Since then he has advised and collaborated with artists such as Vakero, Sonora Carruseles, Kiko Rodriguez, Andy Andy and Los Toros Band.

When he is not at work, Juan enjoys spending quality time with his family and beloved pet poodle Cusack, and coaches soccer at a local middle school.