Songwriter and producer Rick Boardman has signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.
Boardman is the founder of Manchester-based songwriting collective The Six.
Boardman first found fame as part of the indie dance band Delphic, whose debut album Acolyte went to No.8 in the UK charts in 2010.
The band went on hiatus in 2014 and Boardman subsequently founded The Six, the hit songwriting collective whose other members are currently Cleo Tighe, Danny Casio, Pablo Navarro, Sarah Blanchard, David Straaf and Sakima.
He’s co-written a number of hit singles including Back to You performed by Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha; as well as Real Love (Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne) and Love On Me (Galantis).
He also has writing credits on more than 30 tracks, including singles with Alan Walker feat. Noah Cyrus’s All Falls Down, James Arthur’s Empty Space, Cheat Codes & Little Mix’s Only You, and Robin Schulz’s Oh Child.
“I’m delighted to be signing to Warner/Chappell at this really exciting time in my career.”
Rick Boardman said: “I’m delighted to be signing to Warner/Chappell at this really exciting time in my career.
“I know they’re brilliantly placed to build on everything we’ve achieved to date with The Six & Matter Music, and I’m looking forward to working closely with Paul, Mike and the entire team.”
“Rick’s an incredibly talented songwriter who’s had a big impact in the last couple of years in the UK and is making waves internationally.”
Paul Smith, Warner/Chappell Music UK
Paul Smith, Creative Director of Warner/Chappell Music UK, added: “Rick’s an incredibly talented songwriter who’s had a big impact in the last couple of years in the UK and is making waves internationally.
“He’s got the knack of tapping into the zeitgeist to produce memorable pop tunes that can also stand the test of time.”
Warner/Chappell signed a worldwide publishing agreement with prolific musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz in February, and in the same month it appointed Ashley Winton as Senior Vice President of Creative Services.
Pictured [Left to Right]: Mike Smith (MD, Warner/Chappell Music UK), Rick Boardman, Holly Lintell, Paul Smith (Creative Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK) and Will Gresford.Music Business Worldwide