Sentric and Strictly Confidential renew deal with Joe Hammill

Sentric Music Group and Strictly Confidential have renewed their exclusive songwriting agreement with Joe Hammill for the world.

The deal was initially signed in 2011.

An award-winning, British songwriter, Hammill landed his first No.1 record in 2016 after co-writing Alice On The Roof’s debut album Higher, which topped the album charts in Alice’s native Belgium and has since been certified Gold in the territory.

At home in the UK, Hammill co-wrote two tracks on Lucy Spraggan‘s 2017 album, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing, including the single Modern Day Frankenstein. The album debuted at No.12 on the Official UK Albums Chart and Hammill also has seven credits on Spraggan’s next album, due for release in April 2019.

Hammill is one half of sibling duo Cattle & Cane (pictured), who, following co-write sessions with the likes of Shelly Poole and Beth Nielsen Chapman, are currently in the studio working on their third studio album with producer Pete Hammerton (The Shires, Wandering Hearts).

Their sophomore album Mirrors, released in May 2017, was produced by Luuk Cox at ICP Studios in Brussels and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The album’s first single, 7 Hours, has racked up over 2 million streams on Spotify.



Sentric’s Music Group’s Global Director of Music Services Simon Pursehouse said: “Working with people like Joe is what makes being a publisher such a joyous job. Seeing him develop over the last nine years into the incredibly strong songwriter he is today has been a journey I’m proud to have been a part of. Hearing what he’s got up his sleeve for the forthcoming Cattle & Cane album makes me very excited indeed. For want of a more eloquent phrase; this man really, really knows how to write a song.”

Thomas De Mot, Creative Director at Strictly Confidential, said: “In every song camp, in every session, Joe blows people’s minds with his creativity. Apart from that, he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Joe’s achievements are impressive already but I have no doubt that the best is yet to come.”

“In every song camp, in every session, Joe blows people’s minds with his creativity.”

Thomas De Mot, Strictly Confidential

Henry Carden at Quiet Crown Management said: “Sentric Music and Strictly Confidential have both played a vital role in Joe’s development as a songwriter throughout his career to date. We’ve built a fantastic working relationship with their teams, so it goes without saying that we’re delighted to renew Joe’s publishing deal. Having spent the last couple of years writing with, and for, an eclectic mix of artists, Joe has really matured as a writer – which is one of many reasons that we’re all very excited about the new Cattle & Cane album.”

Founded in 2006, Sentric Music is an award-winning independent publisher based in Liverpool with offices in London, Hamburg, Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles. Today it represents more than a million works.

2018 saw the company ink major strategic deals with IQ Music, Black Rock Publishing and Riptide Music Group, as well as launching its white label publishing platform RightsApp to establish Sentric Music Group.

Founded in 1987, Strictly Confidential was initially launched as the publishing arm of [PIAS] Group. Whilst still maintaining strong links to [PIAS], Strictly Confidential has evolved into a separate company and is now established as an independent publisher.Music Business Worldwide

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