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Warner/Chappell signs Crispin Hunt

By | Published on Thursday 5 October 2017

Mike Smith, Crispin Hunt

Songwriter Crispin Hunt – who originally found fame as the vocalist of Longpigs, and who has since worked as a songwriter and producer with a plethora of artists including Ellie Goulding, Florence And The Machine, JP Cooper and Jake Bugg – has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.

In addition to his ongoing career as a music maker, Hunt is also very active within the music industry, representing artist and songwriter rights through an assortment of organisations, which currently include BASCA, where he is Chair, and collecting societies PPL and PRS, where he is an elected director.

Confirming the new deal, Warner/Chappell UK MD Mike Smith told reporters: “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”.

Meanwhile Hunt himself said: “I’m delighted to be signing to Warner/Chappell. 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”.