Warner/Chappell Music has announced the signing of Matt Clifford, a longtime musical collaborator of Sir Mick Jagger.
Clifford plays keyboard in The Rolling Stones’ touring band, and first worked with Jagger and the group in 1989, when he played on the Steel Wheels album and world tour.
He went on to become Jagger’s co-writer and producer on many projects, including the album Goddess In The Doorway. Earlier this year, the two musicians co-wrote Jagger’s solo singles England Lost and Gotta Get A Grip.
Matt Clifford said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Mike Smith and the team at Warner/Chappell. I know that they’ll be able to support me in all my various projects, from my exciting work with Mick and the Stones to my composing of film and TV soundtracks.”
Mike Smith, managing director, Warner/Chappell Music UK, adds: “Matt is an incredibly versatile songwriter. While he’s well known for his collaborations with Sir Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, he also writes incredible soundtracks for film and TV. I’m so delighted that he’s choosing to work with us at Warner/Chappell.”
Outside his work with the Stones, Clifford has arranged and produced the music for the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup theme, UEFA Super Cup theme, the Six Nations Anthem, the official broadcast music for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the World Boxing Super Series theme and many more sports properties.
In 2015, he wrote Look Into Your Heart, a song to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake performed by Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Beverley Knight.
Clifford has also worked a range of artists including Brad Paisley, Jon Anderson, GTR, Julien Clerc, Daniel Balavoine, Francoise Hardy and Richard Ashcroft. He has also written film soundtracks including The Return Of The Living Dead and The Basket Case, and composed Darcey Bussell’s last ballet The Red Shoes.