McDaid's co-writing credits include Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" and P!nk's "What About Us."
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited continues its year-long acquisition spree, now purchasing the catalog of songwriter, producer and Snow Patrol keyboardist Johnny McDaid.
Hipgnosis acquired 100% of McDaid's interest in his catalog of songs released before April 1, 2019, which comprises 91 tracks. McDaid's fingerprints are all over the Billboard Hot 100, having co-written songs with Ed Sheeran (including "Shape of You"), P!nk (including "What About Us"), Shawn Mendes, Robbie Williams and of course, Snow Patrol. Altogether, Hipgnosis says McDaid's work has accumulated more than 20 billion streams and earned more than 600 RIAA platinum certifications, and 14 diamond certifications.
"Shape of You" is no doubt the catalog's crown jewel: The song spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2017, and went on to win the Grammy award for best pop solo performance in 2018. A regular collaborator of Sheeran's since 2013, McDaid also co-wrote five songs on the singer's x album.