Bucks Music Group has signed Jamie McCool and Simon Pogson (pictured, L-R) to individual worldwide songwriting agreements.
McCool and Pogson are writing partners, working out of their Manchester-based studio. Pogson is a songwriter, while McCool has also developed an artist career.
McCool gained recognition in 2017 for writing Counting On Me, performed by Aloe Blacc and produced by Purple Disco Machine and Aeroplane.
McCool’s debut solo release, You My Friend, in collaboration with BtheLick, accumulated over four million Spotify streams, reaching No.1 on the Spotify Viral Charts in Germany, and peaking at No.12 on the Spotify Global Charts.
He recently joined forces with UK drum & bass artists DJ Fresh, Think Tonk and Liam Bailey to create his latest single, Rivers. A stripped-back version recently amassed 118,000 views on TikTok.
McCool continues to work with DJ Fresh, who is helping to develop his artist career.
Bucks MD Simon Platz said: “Jamie and Simon are incredibly talented and sought-after individuals with reputations that are growing every day among artist and industry communities alike. They combine to make something really special. It’s wonderful to have them at Bucks, and we look forward to helping them reach ever greater heights.”
Jamie and Simon combine to make something really special
DJ Fresh said: “As soon as I heard Jamie’s voice, I knew that I was beholden to that rare talent that tends to go stratospheric before you even know what’s hit you. The first artist I’ve worked with whose vocals are actually ruined by autotune. He also has a humility and refreshing perspective on music that I haven’t seen for a long time, as well as an infectious back story and lyrical honesty that songwriters wish they could manufacture - but the real thing is elusive like that.”
Jamie McCool said: “I am thrilled to finally be able to share my story through my music with the invaluable support of my peers and co-writers. The journey to this point has been long, but there are still countless songs to write and I'm here for it!”
Simon Pogson said: “Very excited to work alongside Bucks Music Group. The opportunity to collaborate with other artists, musicians and writers is invaluable, and their extensive knowledge, experience and connections offers us the perfect platform to develop.”