Fred Ball, the Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer behind hits for Madonna, Rihanna and Little Mix, has signed to Warner/Chappell Music.
The multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer formed his solo project Pleasure in 2003, collaborating with artists including Brett Anderson, Justine Frischmann, Ed Harcourt and Cerys Matthews on his debut album which was named The Sunday Times‘ favourite debut of the year.
As a songwriter and producer, he was worked with the likes of Madonna, Little Mix, MIA, Kylie Minogue, KT Tunstall, Brett Anderson, JLS, Zara Larrson and Jessie Ware.
In 2016, he co-wrote and produced Love On The Brain for Rihanna, which became one of her biggest US radio hits to date.
Speaking about the signing, Ball said: ‘I’m so excited to be working with Mike Smith [managing director of Warner/Chappell Music UK] again and to be joining Warner/Chappell’s amazing roster of songwriters. I look forward to continuing to develop my career in partnership with them.’
Warner/Chappell Music’s Mike Smith added: ‘I’m thrilled to be reunited with Fred. I was lucky enough to work with him at EMI Publishing where I signed him in 2002.
‘His electronic album Pleasure was ahead of its time, featuring the likes of MIA, and it has been amazing watching his talent blossom in the intervening years.
‘It’s a real privilege to be back working with Fred again.’