Big Life Management has signed Embrace guitarist and songwriter Richard McNamara to its roster of producers.

EMI Music Publishing writer McNamara has several production credits for his own band's work in the past decade, including the 2005 single "Looking As You Are" from the band's U.K. No. 1 album "Out of Nothing."

London-based Big Life's roster of producers includes Jagz Kooner (Reverend and the Makers), Youth (The Delays) and Jacknife Lee, who produced Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open", Editors' "An End Has A Start" and is currently working on the new R.E.M. album.

McNamara has built his own recording facility, Magnetic North Studios, near Halifax in Yorkshire. In the past year, he has produced forthcoming albums and singles by emerging U.K. acts The Ads, Operahouse, Thomas Tantrum, The Moths and The New Adventures.

Embrace is signed in the United Kingdom to the Sony BMG-distributed Independiente label.