BDi Music signs Joshua Burnside to exclusive worldwide publishing deal10 May 2018 - Press release
Burnside’s debut LP, Ephrata, won 2017’s Northern Ireland Music Prize
It has earned over 3.5m Spotify plays to date
Boutique publisher BDi Music has signed singer, songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside to an exclusive, worldwide deal.
Mixing alternative folk with South American rhythms, Burnside’s debut album, Ephrata, was critically acclaimed and won the Northern Ireland Music Prize in 2017. The LP has gone on to earn more than 3.5 million plays on Spotify and 250,000 views on YouTube.
The Northern Irish artist played eight shows at SXSW this year and will play both BBC 6 Music’s The Biggest Weekend Fringe and The Great Escape in May. He will continue to tour the UK and Ireland until August.
During the tour, Burnside will play festivals including Sound Of The Shore, Sunflowerfest, Knockanstockan, Stendhal Festival and Another Love Story.
His new EP, All Around The Light Said, will be released on June 29.
BDi Music MD Sarah Liversedge said: “My A&R Coordinator Rhiannon Bramley raved about Joshua’s music to me about six months ago. We went to Output in Belfast to see him perform and he was wonderful - an amazing musician and great performer. We are very excited to be working with him and Lyndon. This is Rhiannon’s first signing to BDi and I am very proud of her.”
BDi Music’s Creative A&R Coordinator, Rhiannon Bramley said: “I am over the moon to have signed Joshua to BDi Music. He’s an incredible songwriter and musician with such a unique sound – his songwriting cuts straight to the heart. I can’t thank Sarah enough for her support and belief in my passion. We can’t wait to start work with Josh and his manager to develop his career further.”
Burnside’s manager, Champion Sound Music’s Lyndon Stephens, said: “We are delighted that Joshua has found a home for his songs with BDi Music. Though at an early stage of his career, he has won awards and praise for his unique songwriting talent. With their years of experience, we feel that BDi are the right people to help nurture this and bring it to the wider audience it deserves.”
Joshua Burnside said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed a deal with BDi Music, and it was a delight to meet the whole team. I have heard nothing but praise for the staff for a long time, so I’m looking forward to getting to know them all better (and beating them at darts).”