Concord Music Publishing signs songwriter & producer Rodaidh McDonald

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Concord Music Publishing has signed a new deal with songwriter and producer, Rodaidh McDonald.

The new worldwide co-publishing deal, effective immediately, will cover all of McDonald’s new works.

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, McDonald has relocated to Los Angeles, expanding his career in songwriting and production after much success in the UK market.

During his time in the UK, McDonald produced and mixed for artists such as The xx, Sampha, King Krule, Daughter, Adele, Savages, and Lapsley.

Many of these records came from McDonald’s relationship with XL Recordings, with whom he worked as a producer and A&R between 2009 and 2018.

He has also worked with artists such as Kanye West, Kelsey Lu, Nick Mulvey, Hot Chip and Liss.

“We’ve all been big fans of Rod’s work for a long time as he’s worked with some of the most compelling artist around.”

Jeremy Yohai, Concord Music Publishing

McDonald co-produced The xx’s album, I See You, which entered the UK Official Charts at No.1 in January, 2017.

This album also debuted at No.1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Portugal and The Netherlands, as well as peaking at No.2 position on the Billboard Top 200 in the US.

That same year, McDonald also produced Sampha’s debut album Process. Both The xx’s I See You and Sampha’s Process, were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.  Process was awarded the Mercury Music Prize in September of 2017.

More recently, McDonald co-produced David Byrne’s album, American Utopia, alongside writers Byrne and Brian Eno.

The album debuted at No.1 on the US Top Album Chart and No.3 on Billboard’s Top 200 in March of 2018.

American Utopia also received a Grammy nomination in 2019 for Best Alternative Music Album.

The album was later modified for Broadway in Bryne’s show of the same title.

Performances of American Utopia were filmed by Spike Lee for an upcoming film release for HBO, debuting in late 2020.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Concord”

Rodaidh McDonald

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Concord,” said McDonald. “Through my meetings and conversations with the team in recent months, they have shown an excellent understanding of my work process while offering very inspiring ideas on how we can continue to push my work forward.”

Jeremy Yohai, SVP of A&R at Concord Music Publishing, added: “We’ve all been big fans of Rod’s work for a long time as he’s worked with some of the most compelling artist around.”

“We’re very excited to be partnering up with him as he is now based in the US and embarks on the next phase of his career.”Music Business Worldwide

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