Concord Music Signs U.K. Pop Hitmaker Steve Robson to Global Publishing Deal
Ivor Novello Award-winning British songwriter and producer Steve Robson has signed a new global long-term publishing deal with Concord Music.
Robson’s DNA can be found in scores of pop hits from Little Mix to Take That, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Olly Murs and many more. The prolific music maker has had 12 No. 1 singles in the U.K. and U.S., 33 No. 1 albums on both sides of the Atlantic and has sold upwards of 137 million records, according to Concord. Robson's trophy cabinet also includes a Brit Award and BMI song of the year for Rascal Flatts “What Hurts The Most.”
The new pact, which took effect from Jan. 1, covers all future copyrights and sees Robson reunited with Kim Frankiewicz, his former publisher. The Australian-born publishing exec now serves as executive VP worldwide creative at Concord Music, and published Robson between 2012 and 2014 when he was signed to the then Imagem Music Group (Concord acquired Imagem in June 2017 in a deal worth more than $500 million.)
“We are so delighted to welcome Steve back to the family,” Frankiewicz comments in a statement. “He remains at the top of his game and with our newly calibrated global A&R team we look forward to a very exciting future."
Robson added, "It's great to be working with John and Kim again after all the success we had together at Imagem – I'm looking forward to continuing that success with the new team at Concord."
Concord has been on a roll of late, signing renowned international producer and recording artist Mark Ronson to a long-term publishing deal and inking a separate pact with alt-country veterans Old 97’s and frontman Rhett Miller.