Matt Sheeran has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with BMG and BMG Production Music.
The classically-trained composer and songwriter is older brother to pop superstar Ed Sheeran.
His work has appeared in chart hits, film scores and advertisements.
He co-wrote a new version of Ed Sheeran’s UK No.1 Perfect, adding a string orchestration alongside the vocals and lyrics of Andrea Bocelli.
The accompanying music video to their duet titled Perfect Symphony has reached over 150 million views on YouTube.
Most recently, Bocelli and the Sheeran brothers reunited for Amo Soltano Te, a track found on Andrea Bocelli’s newest No.1 album Si.
“I saw three different publishing companies that were all really good, but BMG was really exceptional.”
Matt Sheeran said: “I saw three different publishing companies that were all really good, but BMG was really exceptional.
“It wasn’t a difficult decision. It definitely felt like the right place to go.”
“We are extremely honoured that Matt Sheeran picked BMG as his publishing partner for his words and compositions.”
Hugo Turquet, BMG
Hugo Turquet, BMG SVP Publishing A&R, added: “We are extremely honoured that Matt Sheeran picked BMG as his publishing partner for his words and compositions.
“BMG is able to give him the environment where he can explore his creativity across production music and commercial music under one roof.
“There’s no doubt that he will find a great home here.”
Scott Doran, Director of Custom Music, said: “Matt is an incredibly talented writer and composer. He is a perfect match for what BMG has to offer and we couldn’t be happier to support him.”
Pictured (Left To Right): Caspar Kedros (BMG Production Music), Thom Robson (BMG Production Music), Scott Doran (BMG Production Music), Carolynne Wyper (Matt Sheeran Manager), Matt Sheeran, Hugo Turquet (BMG), Berrin Latif (BMG), Alistair Norbury (BMG).Music Business Worldwide