Composer and songwriter Matt Sheeran has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with BMG and BMG Production Music.
Matt is the older brother of chart-topper Ed Sheeran, and a classically trained composer who has worked on chart hits, film scores, and advertisements.
His co-write of a new version of Ed’s hit Perfect reached over 150 million views on YouTube last year, and featured a string orchestration alongside the vocals and lyrics of Andrea Bocelli.
Speaking about the signing, Matt said: ‘I saw three different publishing companies that were all really good, but BMG was really exceptional. It wasn’t a difficult decision. It definitely felt like the right place to go.’
Hugo Turquet, BMG senior vice president, publishing A&R, said: ‘We are extremely honoured that Matt Sheeran picked BMG as his publishing partner for his words and compositions. BMG is able to give him the environment where he can explore his creativity across production music and commercial music under one roof. There’s no doubt that he will find a great home here.’
Scott Doran, director of Custom Music, added: ‘Matt is an incredibly talented writer and composer. He is a perfect match for what BMG has to offer and we couldn’t be happier to support him.’
From left to right: Caspar Kedros (BMG Production Music), Thom Robson (BMG Production Music), Scott Doran (BMG Production Music), Carolynne Wyper (Matt Sheeran Manager), Matt Sheeran, Hugo Turquet (BMG), Berrin Latif (BMG), Alistair Norbury (BMG)