UK-based Bucks Music Group has signed Blackpool, UK-born artist Zand to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.
The artist was included in British Vogue’s I Feel Pride When… video, for LGBTQIA+ Pride’s 50th anniversary.
Zand has also received support from Kerrang! Magazine, featuring in Alex Baker’s New Noise, as well as Dork and Line Of Best Fit.
Zand (real name Zander Sweeney, pronouns they/them) has gained 10,000 followers on Instagram so far and 13,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, with almost a million streams across three singles; Chess (434,444), Boys Like You (204,852) and Fiends (255,815).
“Zand is one of those rare people that simply embodies art and creativity.”
Sarah Liversedge Platz, Bucks Music Group
Bucks Music Group has been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, T-Rex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum.
Bucks’ catalog includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procul Harum, DJ Fresh, Run The Jewels, Brian Eno, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, Joe Strummer, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Honeyblood, One Bit, The Heavytrackerz , Dusky Grey, Sick Joy, Life, Brooke Bentham and more.
Bucks Music Group’s Director Creative A&R Sarah Liversedge Platz, said: “Zand is one of those rare people that simply embodies art and creativity.
“Everything they do is a natural expression of who they are. When you find someone like that, all they really need is freedom and support in equal measure to allow them to create irresistible, important music. We’re proud to call Zand part of the Bucks family.”
Bucks A&R Assistant Hannah Vincent said: “Zand encapsulates the unique and diverse vision that we all need. I’m thrilled to have brought them into our team and be a part of the project.”
“Very pleased to be working with Bucks Music Group. Hannah, Sarah and the team have shown great passion from day one and have worked hard to get this across the line.”
Gary Murphy, Starwood Management
Starwood Management’s Gary Murphy said: “Very pleased to be working with Bucks Music Group. Hannah, Sarah and the team have shown great passion from day one and have worked hard to get this across the line.
“With Zand’s fiercely independent nature, Bucks feels like the perfect home to help nurture and develop their talent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead.”Music Business Worldwide