Sony partner label Syco Music has signed renowned pop songwriter Ina Wroldsen to a major recording contract.
Wroldsen has co-penned hits for artists including One Direction, James Arthur, Clean Bandit, Britney Spears and Jess Glynne.
In total, she has contributed to record sales of more than 25 million and has received four Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) awards and five BRIT Award nominations.
She is the first major signing to London-based Syco Music since Tyler Brown began his tenure as Managing Director in January 2017, following the departure of Sonny Takhar.
Wroldsen will go into the studio to record her debut album this summer.
Her writing credits include both of Clean Bandit’s recent UK No.1 singles Rockabye and Symphony.
Rockabye spent nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart, including taking the accolade of being the Christmas No.1. In total, Rockabye has topped the charts in more than 20 countries worldwide.
“Ina is undoubtedly a world class songwriter who is just getting better and better. Ina’s incredible success over the last nine months is testament to that.”
Tyler Brown, Syco
The follow up, Symphony, then topped the UK charts in May 2017.
Wroldsen’s first hit came when she co-wrote Shontelle’s Impossible which was released on Syco Music by James Arthur as his X Factor winner’s single in 2012.
Arthur’s version went on to become the UK’s fastest selling single of 2012 and has sold more than eight million copies worldwide.
In 2016, Wroldsen then co-wrote and contributed vocals to Calvin Harris and Disciples’ hit How Deep Is Your Love.
That song was certified platinum in the US and UK and has had sales in excess of 9.5 million globally.
Wroldsen has also recently featured on Martin Solveig’s current hit single Places, which has so far been streamed more than 60 million times on Spotify.
Wroldsen said: “I am very excited to start this venture into a new chapter of my life and I am particularly happy I get to do this working with Tyler, Anya and the rest of the incredible team at Syco.”
Tyler Brown said: “Ina is undoubtedly a world class songwriter who is just getting better and better. Ina’s incredible success over the last nine months is testament to that.
“I’ve always felt she was an artist as well as a writer and the songs she has written for herself this year are exceptional. I can’t wait for the world to hear them.”Music Business Worldwide