Cooking Vinyl Publishing has signed hit UK songwriter Matty Benbrook on a multi-year deal covering songs written since 2014 and future compositions.
London-based Benbrook is a multi-platinum selling, ASCAP Award-winning, BRIT-nominated songwriter/producer behind songs for artists such as Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti, Dido, Faithless and Beverley Knight, credited with worldwide record sales totalling over 35 million units.
Benbrook is best known for playing a significant role in the emergence of Paolo Nutini, with whom he co-wrote and produced the hit single New Shoes, plus Last Request and Million Faces from his five-times platinum Atlantic Records debut album These Streets, and Coming Up Easy on the follow up record, Sunny Side Up.
Based in Hackney, East London, Benbrook has collaborated with a long list of artists including James Morrison, Lana Del Rey, Natty, AOSOON, Elderbrook, Mel C, Mutya Buena, Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Sarah Darling, Lewis Capaldi, Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan, Jamie N Commons, Jamie Lawson, and Izzy Bizu, many of whom from an early stage in their careers.
Benbrook’s signing marks is the first non-performing writer to join the roster since the company began, some 15 years ago.
“He is a wonderful songwriter and a true professional, with an amazing pedigree for classic songwriting and a catalogue that speaks for itself.”
Ryan Farley, Cooking Vinyl Publishing
Cooking Vinyl Publishing MD Ryan Farley said: “I’m delighted to make Matty my first signing here at Cooking Vinyl Publishing.
“He is a wonderful songwriter and a true professional, with an amazing pedigree for classic songwriting and a catalogue that speaks for itself.
“His ability to develop strong relationships with artists from development level to household names is testament to his talent and likeability.
“[Cooking Vinyl] is a fantastic independent with a great history and team of people who work extremely hard for the music they believe in.”
Benbrook added: “I’m incredibly happy to be joining Cooking Vinyl Publishing. CV is a fantastic independent with a great history and team of people who work extremely hard for the music they believe in. I know that ethos will carry over to the publishing company with Ryan and Martin.
“I’m looking forward to being part of that and I’m looking forward to a successful partnership with what is going to be a rapidly growing publisher that has a great reach all over the world.
“It feels like home already and I’m excited about what the future holds with them.”Music Business Worldwide