Bucks signs Mercury-nominated Kathryn Williams to worldwide deal23 June 2022 - Press release
Williams has released 14 albums to date
Latest album via One Little Independent set for July
Bucks Music Group has signed Kathryn Williams to a worldwide administration agreement.
Williams has released 14 albums to date including Little Black Numbers, which was Mercury nominated in 2000.
2022 saw the release of a retrospective box-set of Williams' career called Anthology, which comprises her studio albums from 1999-2015.
On July 15, Williams will release her latest album Night Drives via One Little Independent. The album features co-writers and collaborators including Ed Harcourt, Romeo Stodart, Kirsty Logan and Emily Barker.
Bucks Music Group's Head of Sync Jonathan Tester said: "I am thrilled Kathryn has chosen Bucks to be the guardian of her wonderful collection of songs, and I am very excited about the opportunities we can find for her catalogue. I've had the pleasure of hearing Kathryn's forthcoming album Night Drives and it is simply sublime. It's an album of beautifully crafted songs filled with moments of tenderness, drama and intimacy. I immediately fell in love with her current single Moon Karaoke and knew we just had to work with Kathryn."
Williams said: "I couldn't be happier to say I am now part of the Bucks Music publishing family. After hearing Jonathan Tester speak at an AIM conference, I felt compelled to work with him and his team. My writing has expanded far beyond my own releases, having co-written with artists around the world, and I love the idea of people discovering my back catalogue through film and TV. My vision is to have someone catch all the songs I write and finding good homes for them."
Bucks Music Group is one of the UK's leading and longest running international, independent, family-owned music publishers. It has a rich musical heritage, having been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, TRex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum. Its active A&R department continues to discover and develop new song writing talent.
Bucks' catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procol Harum, DJ Fresh, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Troy Miller, Seton Daunt, Ash Howes, James Dring, Ivory Layne, Erland Cooper, Emma Blackery, The Heavytrackerz, LIFE, Brooke Bentham, Gold Spectacles, Johnny Madden, Zand, and more.
Label publishing partners include: Heavenly, Nude, Full Time Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts and No Hats No Hoods.