British R&B star Craig David has signed a worldwide publishing deal Round Hill Music.
The new plan, declared Wednesday (Sept. 9), incorporates the entirety of David’s catalog, including his U.K. outline beating debut collection Born to Do It, and a futures agreement that will see all his new music regulated by the independent music publisher.
The 39-year-old singer is one of Britain’s best male solo artists of the millennium, with 23 U.K. top 40 singles, including two No. 1s (“Fill Me In” and “7 Days”), and a couple of No. 1 albums.
In the U.S., David has twice broken the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 and he has landed three tunes on the Hot 100 diagram, including a vocation best No. 10 with “7 Days”.
His trophy cabinet incorporates three Ivor Novello Awards and a support of MTV Europe Music Awards.
“After 20 years as a performer and songwriter this feels like a fresh start,” David says in an announcement. Josh Gruss, author and CEO of Round Hill Music, overseeing chief Robin Godfrey-Cass, and the Round Hill Music group “are obviously real music fans as well as talented and proven music publishers – I couldn’t be happier that my music has found a new home with them.”
Commenting on the new deal, Godfrey-Cass says David is “quite frankly, a national treasure and we are proud to be the global custodians of his music. I and the whole Round Hill Music team are excited about Craig’s future plans and look forward to adding our passion and expertise to his already brilliant team. Craig is a total professional and one of the most dedicated, talented and nicest human beings around.”
Established in 2010 by Gruss alongside Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music presently possesses the distributing rights to more than 100,000 melodies recorded by any semblance of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Bruno Mars, Meatloaf and Ronnie James Dio, notwithstanding the ace indexes of The Offspring, Triumph and Bush.
In late 2017, Round Hill included the likes of Elvis Presley, AC/DC, Bobby Darin, Billie Holiday and George Jones, just as Broadway scores to Cabaret and Godspell, to the family when it finished its procurement of Carlin Music, its greatest deal to date.
In 2018, the firm muscled-up its metal bonafides with a sizable stake in the Judas Priest catalog.