Crispin Hunt signs to Warner/Chappell

Crispin Hunt - Gold Badge Awards 2017 - photo Mark Allan

Multi-platinum selling songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG).

Formerly the vocalist for Sheffield Britpop band Longpigs, Hunt began his songwriting and production career in 2000 and has since written for a wide range of artists including Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, JP Cooper and Jake Bugg.

He is also the chair of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), as well as a director of PPL and PRS for Music.

Hunt said he was ‘delighted’ about the signing, adding: ‘Over recent years, WMG have led the field with their ethic of respectful partnership toward creators.

‘I’ve known Mike Smith for years and it’s an honour to work with him on my new music. I’ve got loads of amazing projects coming up and I can’t wait to get to work with some of the most exciting artists around.’

Mike Smith, managing director at WCM described how he first became aware of Hunt when he sent an unsolicited demo and, ‘was impressed with the quality of his songwriting. I have been a fan of his work ever since and I am delighted to finally get to work with him.

‘He has consistently delivered great songs throughout his career and is a tireless campaigner for the rights of the songwriter,’ he said.

Photo: Mark Allan