Metrophonic renews global publishing deal with Universal

Award-winning British music publisher and production company Metrophonic has renewed its global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

Metrophonic’s songwriters have achieved worldwide success with artists including Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie and Cher to Olly Murs, One Direction, James Morrison and Example.

The agreement encompasses songs from the likes of three-time Ivor Novello-winning songwriter Paul Barry, including Let It Go, the new single from James Bay’s UK No.1 album Chaos And The Calm.

It also includes songs by Grammy Award winner Mark Taylor, co-writer and producer of Heartbeat for Enrique Iglesias feat. Nicole Scherzinger, and Alex Smith who co-wrote Olly Murs’ UK No.1 Heart Skips A Beat.

Metrophonic’s upcoming songs include co-writes for James Morrison, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Ella Eyre, The Vamps and more.

“Brian’s commitment to his songwriters and producers is an inspiration to everyone here at Universal.”

Paul Connolly, UMPG

Brian Rawling, managing director of Metrophonic, said: “Metrophonic has always had a great relationship with Paul Connolly and his team at Universal Music Publishing. We collaborate daily, and they’ve been a positive supporter of Metrophonic over the past 10 years.

“It’s with great pleasure that we’ve renewed our administration agreement for the long haul – it’s a great fit and we look forward to many more years of hit songs together.”

Paul Connolly, president of Europe and UK at Universal Music Publishing, said: “Metrophonic’s songwriters and producers have an international reputation for delivering hits and we’re proud to represent their outstanding songs.

“Above all, Brian’s commitment to his songwriters and producers is an inspiration to everyone in the team here at Universal. We love working with him and I’m delighted that we’re able to extend our relationship with Metrophonic.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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