Sentric Music Group has renewed an exclusive worldwide deal with British songwriter Joe Hammill in partnership with Belgium-based music publisher Strictly Confidential.
Hammill will continue to work with Strictly Confidential in mainland Europe.
He co-wrote Alice On The Roof’s debut album Higher, which topped the Belgian album chart in 2016 and has since been certified Gold in the country.
Since then, his co-writing credits include five songs on the Top 5 UK Album Chart album Choices by Lucy Spraggan, including its lead single Sober and title track Choices (Don’t Be Afraid).
Someday by country-pop duo Ward Thomas was also co-written by Hammill.
Hammill is one half of Cattle & Cane and has released three albums to date.
The sibling duo have sold-out shows at Middlesbrough Town Hall and Sage Gateshead and shared stages with Brian Wilson, Tom Odell, The Stereophonics, Lewis Capaldi, Madness and The Head & The Heart.
“Joe has gone from strength to strength.”
Simon Pursehouse, Director of Music Services at Sentric, said: “Joe has gone from strength to strength ever since we started working together 10 years ago and I’m outrageously chuffed to be renewing our deal with him.
“He’s an undeniable natural born songwriter with an ear for melody, a head for lyrics combined with a personality which is a welcome addition to any writing session.
“Watching him get cuts on Top 10 LP’s in the UK and chart topping albums across Europe is something we’ll be seeing a lot more of over the next few years.”
“I feel lucky to be working with two brilliant music publishers who are passionate about songs and the development of their writers.”
Hammill said: “I’m delighted to have signed this deal with Sentric and Strictly. I feel supported creatively and that is exciting and important for me looking to the future.
“I’m incredibly enthusiastic about pursuing my career as a songwriter and feel lucky to be working with two brilliant music publishers who are passionate about songs and the development of their writers.
“I’ve grown in tandem with both companies over the past decade and, after my best year to date as a songwriter, I’m very pleased that I’ll be continuing to develop my career alongside Simon, Chris and the team at Sentric, and Thomas, PJ and co at Strictly.”Music Business Worldwide