The prolific songwriter and producer, and founder of the Manchester-based songwriting collective The Six, has signed a global publishing deal with the publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
Boardman has co-written a number of international hit singles, including Back to You, (Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha) and Real Love (Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne).
He has writing credits on over 30 tracks, working with artists like James Arthur, Noah Cyrus, Cheat Codes and Little Mix, and Robin Schulz.
Following his time with indie-dance band Delphic, whose debut album went to number eight in the UK charts, he founded The Six.
Rick Boardman says: ‘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.’
Paul Smith, creative director of Warner/Chappell Music UK, adds: ‘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.’