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Robbie Williams writers sign to Universal Music Publishing

Tim Ingham
Robbie Williams writers sign to Universal Music Publishing

The songwriting duo behind Robbie Williams' hit new album Take The Crown have signed an exclusive deal with Universal Music Publishing.

Songwriting/production duo Flynn Francis and Tim Metcalfe have agreed an exclusive publishing agreement for the world outside of Australia and New Zealand.

The duo have co-written eight songs for Williams' new album Take the Crown, which is set to land at No.1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart this Sunday. 

Robbie Williams: “How fortunate for me that Tim and Flynn came into my life…as vital and as good as any writers I've worked with. I look forward to watching their careers going from strength to strength…I love the little bastards.''

“Flynn and Tim are one of the most dynamic writer and production teams we have seen in a long time. Their current work with Robbie Williams is just apeek into what they are capable of doing. Expect great things from them for years to come. It's a pleasure to have them become part of the Universal Music Publishing family," said Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing North America.

“Tim and Flynn are two of the best pure pop songwriters I have heard in a long time.  I look forward to help them realize their true potential," said Monti Olson, Executive Vice President/Head of Pop & Rock Music, Universal Music Publishing North America.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Universal Music Publishing family and can’t wait to forge a successful partnership,” said Francis and Metcalfe.

The 24-year-old songwriting/production duo are based in Australia.

Williams has sold more than 60 million albums throughout his solo career. His last album, Reality Killed the Video Star, went platinum across Europe.

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