Global Publishing

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We offer a premier artist and songwriter service that focuses on developing our writers’ and artists’ careers through synchronisation, song and producer selection, song placement and collaborations.

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Artists & Writers

Who will be the next Big Thing?

Global Publishing provides a boutique service to a carefully selected roster of songwriters and artists.

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Chris Young

One of global Publishing’s newest signings, Chris Young is a fantastic pop writer and producer based at Chestnut Studios, London.

One half of The Lonesharks with Ki Fitzgerald, Chris has written and produced tracks for Lawson, The Wanted and The Saturdays as well as enjoying international success in Asia with Nami Amuro.

He is currently hard at work on the The Wanted’s 3rd album as well as making numerous trips to Norway to take part in writing camps, has some exciting new projects in 2013 and 2014.

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Corinne Bailey Rae

Winner of the BBC Sound Of poll in 2006 and one of Global Talent Publishing’s earliest signings, Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut album went straight to number 1 in the UK and became a smash hit worldwide. It produced three singles of which ‘Put Your Records On’ was nominated for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

Her second album, ‘The Sea,’ was a top 5 hit, earning widespread critical acclaim. Combined, she has sold 5 million records worldwide.

A recipient of multiple awards, including two Grammys and two MOBOs, Corinne is currently working on her third album.

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Ellie Goulding

As only the second artist ever to win both the prestigious BBC Sound of Poll and the Brits Critics Choice Award, Ellie Goulding has continued to build on her success worldwide since signing with Global Publishing in 2008 and Polydor Records in 2009.

Forging her own distinct sound, dubbed “folk-tronica”, Ellie has gone on to release two top 3 albums; her debut record ‘Lights’ hit number 1 in 2010 and has sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide.

The critical and commercial success of Lights set up a busy two years that saw two Brit Award nominations and four top 20 singles, including ‘Wonderman,’ a collaboration with Tinie Tempah and ‘Your Song,’ a cover of the Elton John classic which also featured in a John Lewis advertising campaign. Ellie has also made huge waves in the US, performing on Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen Show and Late Night With David Letterman, as well as performing at the White House.

Her second album ‘Halcyon,’ preceded by top 5 single ‘Anything Could Happen,’ was a top 3 smash on the UK charts and a top 10 album in the US as well. She rounded out 2012 with a song on the soundtrack for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, supporting Katy Perry on her arena tour and performing at the Royal Wedding.

Ellie is currently on tour, playing sold out dates in the UK and North America.

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Jack McManus

A former student of The BRIT School, Jack signed and released an album as a Singer/Songwriter through Polydor (Universal) in 2008. He went on to tour with acts such as John Mayer, Scouting For Girls, Sam Sparro and Amy Macdonald

Jack worked with Groove Armada co-writing “From The Rooftops” for their Soundboy Rock album and more recently co-wrote two tracks from The Wanted album "Battleground" including the single "Warzone". Other cuts in 2012 included Matt Cardle's title track "The Fire" as well as Stooshe's top 5 hit "Love Me" which featured Travie McCoy.

Since joining Global Publishing towards the end of last year Jack has been busy working along side some of the best writers and producers in the world on some very exciting projects. 2013 is set to be a great year for him.

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James F Reynolds

James started his career as the silent partner and secret weapon for some of the biggest names in dance music in the late Nineties and throughout the Noughties, including Axwell, Tuff Jam, Seamus Haji, Hoxton Whores & the Soul Avengers.

Having initially started as an engineer and programmer, James soon became recognized as a producer and mixer in his own right and over the last few years has produced and/or mixed hundreds of records for artists including Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz, Tinie Tempah, The Saturdays, JLS, The Wanted and many more.

As well as his work as a producer/mixer, James stepped into the spotlight himself on occasion and was part of acts Braund Reynolds and Supermal, whose hit singles ‘Rocket’ and ‘Bigger Than Big’ respectively were both UK top 10 hits.

James currently splits his time between mixing and writing and most recently co-wrote and co-produced Calvin Harris’ smash hit single ’Drinking From The Bottle’ featuring Tinie Tempah, which is featured on Calvin’s number 1 album ‘18 Months.’

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Jungle

Based around a core musical duo known simply as J and T, who expand to a thrilling seven-piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul that's unmistakably born in the UK but with true global appeal (their 'Platoon' video has already racked up over 4 million views). The band have just announced their biggest headline show to date at the 1000-capacity Oval Space on 23rd May. March will see the band out on a sold-out UK tour including London’s Village
Underground as well as their first US shows including SXSW.

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K Stewart

A semi-permanent fixture with the house duo Bondax’s live show, 19 year old KStewart, or Kate to her friend is finally stepping out with a release of her own. The EP featuring three tracks has been created alongside Karma Kid and TCTS.

Debut track ‘Tell me ‘Bout That’ (produced by Karma Kid) racked up 100,000 plays in next to no time and was greeted with significant online support from The Fader, Disco Naivete and approved from DIPLO, Jakwob and MNEK.

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Ki Fitzgerald

Ki Fitzgerald divides his time between Los Angeles and London and is one of the most talented and hard-working songwriters in the business.

He has enjoyed massive success in 2012 with long term writing collaborator Andy Brown, frontman of Lawson, having co written both the band’s debut single ‘When She Was Mine' and their biggest selling song to date; radio-smash ‘Standing In The Dark.’

Ki is part of the pop-production outfit The Lonesharks with fellow Global-signed Chris Young. The duo are currently working with The Wanted on their 3rd album, as well as some other new projects for 2013 and 2014.

Ki has his own music project, ‘The Bad Boy Of Opera’ which he recently signed to hit maker RedOne’s record label and is currently in the process of writing his debut album.

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Kris Collins

Former Berkeley School of Music student, Kris Collins signed to Global Publishing in the summer of 2011.

After amounting millions of Youtube views on his covers and original songs, the DC born singer songwriter connected with the Global team and soon after was signed up and joined the Global family. He is currently living in LA working on new material and constantly engaging with his ever-growing online fan base by regularly adding covers of his favourite songs to his channel 'skuby08'.

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Lawson

Lawson hit the ground running back in 2012 and have paved their own road to success with six chart smashes, a gold-selling album and five sold out tours, cemented together with praise from Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Ryan Tedder and Jessie J to name but a few.

The band have been working on the follow up to their top 5 debut record ‘Chapman Square’ since December 2013 and will complete recording in Music City, more commonly known as Nashville, with John Fields (Goo Goo Dolls, Parachute, All Time Low) by the end of the summer.

A formidable live presence, frontman Andy Brown, guitarist Joel Peat, drummer Adam Pitts and bass player Ryan Fletcher have sold out shows in four continents with fans lining up to hear them play hits like crowd-favourite ‘Standing In The Dark’, the B.o.B collaboration ‘Brokenhearted’ and their biggest selling single yet, ‘Juliet’. Catch the band at shows up and down the UK this summer.

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LMFAO

LMFAO are Sky Blu and RedFoo, an electro hip-hop duo that dominated the charts throughout 2011 before announcing an indefinite hiatus last year.

Their hit songs however, are definitely not on hiatus. The ubiquitous ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (2011’s most downloaded song) held the top spot in the UK for 4 weeks and also took number 1 on the US charts. The album it was taken from – ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ – was a top 10 in the UK and produced two other hit singles – ‘Champagne Showers’ and ‘Sexy And I Know It.’ That year, LMFAO joined Ke$ha on her Get Sleazy Tour around the UK and North America.

LMFAO joined Madonna’s half time show at the 2012 Superbowl, mashing up her classic number 1 single, ‘Music’ with ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and ‘Sexy And I Know It.’ They also contributed a remix
to her MDNA album and were the opening act for her London
Hyde Park show.

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LuvBug

“It’s about staying true to your sound and beats and not going out there to please A&Rs”, says London-born DJ & producer Marvin Humes, the driving force behind the new dance collective LuvBug.

“I guess you could say that LuvBug is a hub of DJs/producers/bootleggers/writers/remixers, coming together to create some sick tunes,” chirps Manchester-based producer, The White N3rd. “Marv's got all these really incredible ideas and he'll come into the studio saying, ‘Let's try this, Let's try that…’ and you can see him buzzing from it all." "Yeah there's definitely a good vibe when we're all in the studio together, with Marv leading the charge", says Grammy-nominated UK producer/songwriter JKAY.

Together the trio form LuvBug, a throbbing deep house and grime-inflected club contingency born from the sooty floors of the early nineties UK rave scene.

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Mausi

‘Growing up in the lakes of northern Milan, siblings Daisy and Thomas Finetto grew up singing together in choirs and bands. Their voices so naturally entwined and perfectly suited it’s no wonder they’ve created something very exciting for 2013.

Leaving Italy to study in the UK, Thomas met guitarist Ben Brown and they began sharing music and obsessing over French bands and producers: Phoenix, Pony Pony Run Run and Breakbot. Inevitably, they began writing together. Thomas’ words and melodies spelt out a nostalgia for his foreign hometown while Ben’s musical touch created an escapist world, arranging and colouring in the sketches of songs.

Daisy joined her brother Thomas in the UK a year later and, with her breath-taking harmonies and soulful voice taking the melodies to new heights, M A U S I had their front-woman. The four-piece was completed with Benji Huntrods providing the driving beat and infectious groove on drums.

Something clicked and the music began writing itself; an exciting, sophisticated and refined pop sound emerged, with the pure elation and joy of perfect melodies all laced with a blissful summer haze and tight French instrumentation.

It conjures images of bustling Rivieran side-streets, airports and wanderlust. Of Alfred Hitchcock and Sofia Coppola films. Of Vogue front-covers, Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel...

It’s that carefree, European aesthetic lacing everything from their self-produced videos and artwork to the music itself that is distinctly M A U S I.

Their debut single Sol. was released in 2012 through boutique US label, All Things Go, teasing everyone from Radio 1 to the Guardian. Their debut full-length is set for 2013.

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Mike Hough

The future is bright for 21 year old Mike Hough. The Essex-born singer/songwriter possesses a vocal quality which exceeds his years and since signing to Global in 2010, he’s been hard at work developing his songwriting skills collaborating with fellow Global writers Ki Fitzgerald, Chris Young and Yasmin Green, aswell as a US writing trip which saw him collaborate with songwriting legend Diane Warren.

Already nominated for both MOBO and MTV awards, Mike is one of the UK’s brightest musical offerings. Likened to a ‘male Jessie-J’ he already has a top 40 hit with the track ‘Hero’ before even inking a record deal.

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Money

MONEY comprise of Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. They formed in Manchester and embody the passion, creativity and optimism of a new generation of artists and musicians from there. “It’s an extraordinary, poetic city,” frontman Jamie says, “You feel like you can do anything here”.

After hearing ‘So Long (God Is Dead)’, Simon Raymonde decided he had to track them down: “They’re interesting people with a lot to say, and the live shows fascinated me. They were so extravagant and thoughtful, so rare in a new band.” Finding himself in the Bunker, Simon fell under the spell of a band led by a fallen angel with a Macbeth haircut and a mischievous glint in his eye. A band on a quest to discover new values, new ways of being, for these spiritually impoverished times. As Jamie says, “Our aim with this band – in all things we do – is to create the world afresh on our own terms.”

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MT

MT have been stirring up a groundswell of hype across 2013, being championed by the likes of NME, Clash, This Is Fake DIY, and winning huge support on BBC Radio One from Phil & Alice, Zane Lowe and Jen Long.

Their debut single 'Alpha Romeo' was produced by Dan Grech (The Vaccines, Lana Del Ray), and is a pop anthem of seismic proportions. Initially camouflaging itself as a could-be piano ballad, the stomper swiftly takes liftoff into a bursting, horn-backed triumph – never giving up on it's bright-eyed cause.

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Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas is one of Global's latest signings. An Ivor Novello nominated songwriter with top ten hits such as club smash "Yeah Yeah" for Bodyrox, and the Wyclef Jean-produced "Another Lover" for Dane Bowers.

Success in other worldwide territories has seen Nathan writing in studios all over the world, from Swedish dance and pop projects to South African singer-songwriters. A versatile guitarist and singer-songwriter at heart, his eclectic and prolific repertoire encompasses pop, folk, country and jazz, as well as the darker side of production with electronic and experimental cinematica produced under the pseudonyms "Beardy Kid" and "Entison Wood".

With numerous TV, Film and computer game syncs under his belt, including writing, producing and singing the most recent Sainsbury's TV campaign, he has forged a great name for himself in all aspects of the music industry and looks set to continue his success with the team at Global publishing.

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Plant Plants

Plant Plants released their debut EP in July 2011 to support their unique and intimate live shows, which consist of a combination of hands-on hardware samplers, manic guitar effects and parallel vocals - with all samples and effects created live as instruments.

Most recently, the band have been playing select London dates while quietly writing material for their next record, which will again be produced by Jas Shaw.

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Rebecca Clements

Hailing from Bristol, her music has raised comparisons with the likes of Adele and Daughter and gained props from The Line of Best Fit. Despite only being 19 years old, her first singles Wildlife and Coma Boy belie an honest vulnerability that speaks of a wise old soul.

Working with Iain Archer, the producer behind Gabrielle Aplin and Jake Bugg, Rebecca Clements is making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most exciting new songwriters.

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Say Lou Lou

Few new bands can claim to have been together for 22 years, but Say Lou Lou make a habit of being exceptional.

Admittedly twin sisters Elektra and Miranda Kilbey have been most active as musicians in the last two years, but their lifelong bond registers in both their intuitive harmonies and formidable song writing. Or, in Elektra’s words: “We’re a double headed monster.”

Since their first song ‘Maybe You’ appeared, with very little fanfare, in the spring of 2012, Miranda and Elektra have picked up an extraordinary sense of momentum, touring with acts like Hurts, Foals and Twin Shadow, releasing three EPs and scoring a place on the BBC Sound Of 2014 longlist. The bloggers file Say Lou Lou’s luxurious, fragile tunes under ‘dreamwave’; more seasoned critics admire the duo’s modern-sounding nod to The Cocteau Twins. In the middle of all those opinions there are fresh, absorbing pop mini-masterpieces that take every listener on a journey. Say Lou Lou may have found early support in blogs and style press, but their debut album is bursting with tunes that seem destined to dominate radio.

“Our goal was to explore ourselves as much as we could,” Miranda says. “Well,” Elektra adds, “mainly it was to have fun. But we’ve explored ourselves too.”

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The Academic

Forming in their early teens, The Academic have been building quite a reputation for their live shows and with the band still in their teens , the future looks bright for this new indie outfit from Mullingar, Ireland. Creating an infectious blend of indie rock /pop , this young band have an astonishing ability to craft scores of songs that make people want to sing and dance.

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The Vaccines

From the early beginnings of one of Global Publishing’s earliest signings, has arisen the UK's hottest new band - THE VACCINES.

Their debut album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ was released through Columbia Records in March 2011 and reached number 4 in the Official UK album charts.

Think Beach Boys meets the Ramones and you won't be too far off the mark - just great catchy tunes delivered with a big punch.

The band have appeared on a slew of television shows including ‘Later With Jools Holland’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, and ‘Letterman’ to name a few. The Vaccines were nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll as well as MTV's award for Best Band of 2011. And 2011 was definitely a year to remember for the West London 4 piece as they were crowned officially the biggest selling UK rock band of the year, as well as being the second biggest selling debut act of 2011.
In June June 2012 they supported ‘The Stone Roses’ on their highly anticipated reunion shows at Heaton Park, and in September 2012 the band released their second album ‘Come Of Age’ on Columbia Records. It went straight to number 1 in the Official UK Album Chart. The band have since announced their biggest ever UK tour which will see them headline venues such as London’s ‘O2.

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The Vamps

The Vamps' new found position as superstars-in-waiting is a social media fantasy come true. Four teenage musicians from disparate parts of the country hook up via their homemade demos on YouTube, their plan: to upload a series of punkish, acoustic-driven covers of chart-conquering pop hits by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars and release an album of their own arena-shaking anthems. Fifteen million online hits and a major label recording deal later and the UK four piece have become one of the heaviest bleeps on the pop radar.

This is only the beginning, however. Having won over an army of new fans during their support slot with chart heavyweight McFly, the four piece - singer Bradley Will Simpson, guitarist James McVey,drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball - have amassed a serious online following. Sure, the band have yet to release an official single, but theirYouTube channel has gathered nearly a quarter of a million subscribers; their videos currently receive more traffic than Little Mix, Lawson and Union J, which, given the band have barely reached drinking age, is an example of some serious DIY marketing savvy.
Their debut single 'Can We Dance' is out 29th September.

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The Waterboys

The Waterboys’ career has spanned 3 decades and several radical changes in musical direction, and they are still releasing albums and touring worldwide.

The long-awaited album, ‘An Appointment With Mr Yeats,’ was recently released and the band will continue to tour - and develop new material - throughout 2013.

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The White N3rd

The White N3rd, originally from Manchester and now based in London, is a ground breaking pop producer.

2012 saw him produce number 2 smash hit ‘How We Roll’ for ‘Loick Essien’ which stayed in the top 5 for four weeks.
The White N3rd is rapidly becoming one of the most in demand pop urban producers, co writing and producing for acts like Wretch 32, Yasmin and Mandy, Starwatch for Ministry Of Sound and Tanya Lacey. These are just a few acts that are using this young producer to give them a distinctive and unique sound that is moving dance floors around the world.

The final months of 2012 saw N3rd produce the hit ‘Remember Me’ by Daley featuring Jessie J.

He has also remixed huge names such as Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas and Beyoncé.

Having constantly been busy writing throughout 2012, look out for more cuts from The White N3rd on a number of upcoming major urban pop releases in 2013.

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TOLD

T.O.L.D. is the alter ego of Dan Smith, a London musician who is currently based in Los Angeles. His new song, “Lucifer’s Eyes,” has the feel of gently simmering electronic pop, but aims more to glue you down with its hypnotic glide than it does to get you moving. Part of that definitely comes from the delicate, persistent use of steel drum, which is all over the track, and it’s all so smooth that you’ll completely forget you’re listening to a song that’s name-checking the devil.

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Tom Aspaul

Tom Aspaul is a singer and songwriter. Working in the UK and further afield, he is heavily influenced by a fusion of genres and cultures.

Tom has carved a place for himself in the pop, dance and R&B worlds, having worked with/written songs for such artists as: Kylie Minogue, AlunaGeorge, Karen Harding, Tamera Foster and producers like Starsmith, Grades, MNEK, Jakwob and MJ Cole.

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Union J

It’s been two years since Union J went from talented unknowns to overnight sensations on the 2012 series of The X Factor, and as the old cliche goes, “they have been on quite a journey”.

But as they gear up for their second album (their first on their new label Epic), the band’s tighter image and a renewed focus on their soaring vocals has Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley, JJ Hamblett and Jaymi Hensley ready to take on the charts again.
Union J’s debut single ‘Carry You’, the follow up ‘Beautiful Life’ and their self-titled debut album all hit the Top 10 in 2013 before the band set off on a sold out 18 date tour across the UK and Ireland.

Per head, they sold more merchandise than any other act in the world to tour Europe, apart from One Direction. The band also closed down streets and required a police escort due to the amount of fans who turned up to their recent doll signings. Navigating a sophomore record (and a fragrance launch due in September) can be tricky, but the boys are confident in the foundations of their massive fanbase.

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Utters

Dan Radcliffe is a record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and obsessive collector of vinyl. His knowledge of recorded music is second to none and he’s able to create and recreate music from a multitude of genres.

He’s already co-written and produced 3 tracks on Maverick Sabre’s debut album and there’s much more to come in 2013.

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