Bell was an instrumental power in crafting Submit Malone’s most up-to-date album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, which he govt produced; he additionally wrote and produced on all 17 tracks. He’s a three-time consecutive File of the Yr nominee on the Grammys.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Louis Bell to the UMPG household,” mentioned UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson in a press release. “He’s not solely an immensely proficient songwriter and producer for the among the largest artists on the earth; he is likely one of the kindest and most considerate folks I do know. It’s even higher when you possibly can work with good folks! Our world staff seems to be ahead to offering excellent alternatives that assist his artistry and songs.”
Different latest credit for Bell embrace Miley Cyrus’ “Angels Like You,” “Plastic Hearts,” “WTF Do I Know,” “Gimme What I Need,” “Hate Me” and “Midnight Sky”; Halsey’s “Graveyard”; Taylor Swift’s “I Forgot That You Existed,” “Afterglow” and “It’s Good to Have a Pal”; and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Previous Me.”
Bell’s deal was negotiated by Jason Boyarski of Boyarski Fritz LLP.
Downtown Music Publishing has renewed its world take care of The 1975 to handle the band’s songwriting profession by means of its subsequent three albums and prolong the corporate’s rights to its present publishing catalog and future releases.
Downtown obtained into The 1975 enterprise early final yr by way of its acquisition of Good Soldier Songs Ltd., which had the group’s publishing catalog and administration rights for songs from its 2013 self-titled debut; 2016’s I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Lovely But So Unaware Of It; 2018’s A Temporary Inquiry Into On-line Relationships; and 2020’s Notes On A Conditional Type.
Artist and songwriter Aya Nakamura has signed a brand new world take care of Warner Chappell Music in France, reupping after initially singing with the writer in 2017.
Nakamura scored latest chart hits in France with the singles “Plus Jamais” feat. Stormzy and “Jolie Nana” off her third studio album Aya, launched by Rec 118/Warner Music France final November. Her earlier album, 2018’s Nakamura, offered over 1,000,000 copies worldwide on the success of its French No. 1 single “Djadja,” which charted in 36 international locations thanks partially to language-specific options from Loredana (German), Afro B (English) and Maluma (Spanish).
Nakamura’s star is using excessive in France off a string of hit singles, three of that are double-diamond licensed, three of that are diamond licensed, certainly one of which is platinum-certified and two of that are gold-certified within the nation.
Born in Bamako, Mali, Nakamura gained Finest Feminine Artist on the NRJ Music Awards in Dec. 2020 and has additionally acquired two SACEM Awards: the Grand Prix for SACEM Repertoire Overseas and the SDRM Grand Prix. Additionally final yr, she was nominated for Finest Worldwide Act on the BET Awards.
Spherical Hill Music has acquired the again catalogs of Canadian songwriter Jim Vallance and Billy Duffy, songwriter and guitarist with U.Ok. rock band The Cult.
Vallance, finest often called the songwriting associate of Bryan Adams — with whom he wrote three platinum-selling albums and 9 singles that reached the highest 15 on the Billboard Scorching 100 — started his profession because the drummer and principal songwriter for Canadian rock band Prism. The four-time Juno award winner’s largest hits with Adams embrace “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Heaven” and “Summer season of ’69.”
Duffy and The Cult garnered hit U.Ok. singles with “Spirit Walker” and “She Sells Sanctuary” earlier than gaining recognition within the U.S. with singles reminiscent of “Love Elimination Machine” and “Hearth Lady.” Within the U.S., the band moreover scored one gold-selling album with 1989’s Love and two platinum-selling albums with Sonic Temple in 1990 and Electrical in 1997.
The Cult subsequently launched three extra studio albums: 2007’s Born in This, 2012’s Selection of Weapon and 2016’s Hidden Metropolis, none of that are included within the settlement with Spherical Hill. Their forthcoming (as-yet-untitled) album shall be launched on Spherical Hill’s rock-dedicated label Black Hill Data.
Downtown Music Publishing has acquired works from the catalog of nation songwriter Neil Thrasher.
The deal contains songs from artists reminiscent of Jason Aldean (“Tattoos on this City,” “Fly Over States,” “Night time Prepare” and “Rearview City”), Rascal Flatts (“Quick Vehicles and Freedom,” “Why Wait” and “Banjo”), Randy Houser (“How Nation Feels”) and Kenny Chesney (“There Goes My Life”).
Thrasher started his music profession as one-half of the duo Thrasher Shiver, which launched its self-titled studio album for Asylum Data in 1996. He later pivoted to songwriting for different artists and was named Songwriter of the Yr on the ASCAP 2004 Nation Music Awards. He additionally gained ASCAP Nation Music Tune of the Yr for “How Nation Feels” in 2013.
Sony/ATV has signed singer, songwriter, jazz musician, and radio broadcaster Jamie Cullum to a worldwide publishing deal within the U.Ok., marking Cullum’s return to the corporate after 18 years with EMI.
Over the course of his profession, Cullum has collaborated with Paul McCartney, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Lang Lang and Clint Eastwood, with whom he was nominated for Finest Authentic Tune for Gran Torino on the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. He broke by means of together with his 2003 album Twentysomething, for which he was nominated for Finest Jazz Vocal Album on the Grammys. His subsequent albums embrace Catching Tales, The Pursuit, Interlude, Momentum, Taller and The Pianoman at Christmas, which was launched final yr.
Purple Road Publishing — the publishing division of Christian music label Purple Road Data — has signed a number of new songwriters on the high of the brand new yr: Kevin Rooney, Justin Unger and Caleb, Jordan and Josh Ward.
Rooney has programmed songs for Rascal Flatts, Matthew West and Zach Williams, amongst others. Unger, in the meantime, rose to prominence after writing the worship hit “In You Alone” in addition to “This Is Freedom.” Lastly, the Wards – the brother trio previously often called Consumed by Hearth – are identified for writing “He Waits for Me” and “I Want You God.”
The entire new signees are actively working with Purple Road Data artists on upcoming tasks.