Crispin Hunt has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell.
Formerly the singer in Sheffield band Longpigs, Hunt has pursued a songwriting and production career since 2000. His writing credits include songs by Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, JP Cooper, Lana Del Ray and Jake Bugg.
Hunt is a familiar figure in the music publishing sector as chair of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA); he was previously CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC). Hunt is also an elected director of PPL and PRS For Music, as well as sitting on the UK Intellectual Property Office Copyright Advisory Panel.
“I’m delighted to be signing to Warner/Chappell,” said Hunt. “Over recent years, WMG have led the field with their ethic of respectful partnership toward creators. I’ve known Mike Smith for years and it’s an honour to work with him on my new music. I’ve got loads of amazing projects coming up and I can’t wait to get to work with some of the most exciting artists around.”
Mike Smith, managing director, WCM UK, added: “Many years ago I received an unsolicited demo tape from Crispin and was impressed with the quality of his songwriting. I have been a fan of his work ever since and I am delighted to finally get to work with him. He has consistently delivered great songs throughout his career and is a tireless campaigner for the rights of the songwriter.”