Sentric Music Group is an independent music publisher and publishing administration company that represents over 1.5 million works.
Sentric was founded in Liverpool, UK, in 2006, by its CEO, Chris Meehan.
Today, the company says it represents over 200,000 songwriters either directly or via industry partners that include music publishers, independent labels, management companies, and distributors.
Sentric offers these partners services including publishing administration, co-publishing and creative services.
In addition to its Liverpool HQ, Sentric runs offices in London, Hamburg, Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles.
Sentric Music Group 2017 fundraise and minority stake sale
In March 2017, Sentric Music announced that it had secured a £3 million ($3.7m) investment round via UK-based venture capital business BGF.
Chris Meehan said at the time: “With the support of our early investors and the songwriters we work with, Sentric has enjoyed exceptional growth during the past decade. We want to continue growing, developing and exploring new opportunities.
“Now is the right time to bring BGF on board. Their long-term investment and minority partnership means that we can continue to implement our plans without giving up control of the business.”
Sentric Music acquisitions
In August 2018, Sentric Music announced that it had acquired electronic music publishing company Black Rock.
At the time, Black Rock looked after a range of artists including Roni Size, Cari Golden, GotSome, Danny Howard, Rodriguez Jr, Matador, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Sneak, and Harry Romero.
In January 2020, Sentric Music announced that it had acquired Big World Publishing, an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
Big World’s artists and writers included Adam Gibbons (aka Lack Of Afro), The New Mastersounds, Eddie Roberts, Wax & Herbal T, and Mother Earth.Music Business Worldwide