Cooking Vinyl Publishing sign songwriter/producer Matty Benbrook to Exclusive Songwriting Agreement25 January 2019 - Press release
Cooking Vinyl Publishing is thrilled to announce the signing of hit UK songwriter Matty Benbrook on a multi-year deal covering songs written since 2014 and future compositions.
London-based Benbrook is a multi-platinum selling, ASCAP Award-winning, BRIT-nominated songwriter/producer behind songs for artists such as Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti, Dido, Faithless and Beverley Knight, credited with worldwide record sales totalling over 35million units. Benbrook is perhaps best known for playing a significant role in the emergence of Paolo Nutini, with whom he co-wrote and produced the hit single ‘New Shoes’, plus ‘Last Request’ and ‘Million Faces’ from his 5-times platinum Atlantic Records debut album These Streets, and ‘Coming Up Easy’ on the follow up record, Sunny Side Up.
Based in Hackney, East London, Matty has collaborated with a long list of artists including James Morrison, Lana Del Rey, Natty, AOSOON, Elderbrook, Mel C, Mutya Buena, Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Sarah Darling, Lewis Capaldi, Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan, Jamie N Commons, Jamie Lawson, and Izzy Bizu, many of whom from an early stage in their careers.
Says Benbrook, “I’m incredibly happy to be joining Cooking Vinyl Publishing. CV is a fantastic independent with a great history and team of people who work extremely hard for the music they believe in. I know that ethos will carry over to the publishing company with Ryan and Martin. I’m looking forward to being part of that and I’m looking forward to a successful partnership with what is going to be a rapidly growing publisher that has a great reach all over the world. It feels like home already and I’m excited about what the future holds with them.”
Cooking Vinyl Publishing MD Ryan Farley adds, “I’m delighted to make Matty my first signing here at Cooking Vinyl Publishing. He is a wonderful songwriter and a true professional, with an amazing pedigree for classic songwriting and a catalogue that speaks for itself. His ability to develop strong relationships with artists from development level to household names is testament to his talent and likeability.
Further to this, Matty’s signing marks an important milestone in the future direction of CVP as he is the first non-performing writer to join the roster since the company began, some 15 years ago. It highlights our new direction and focus on being an A&R-led company, putting great songs and songwriters at the forefront of what the company is all about.”
Matty’s Career Awards to date
BPI Gold Album - 'Sleep No More' (Jack Savoretti), 2016
BPI Gold Album - 'Written In Scars' (Jack Savoretti), 2015
BPI 6 x Platinum Album - 'Sunny Side Up' (Paolo Nutini), 2009
BPI 5 x Platinum Album - 'These Streets' (Paolo Nutini), 2006
BPI Platinum Single - 'Last Request' (Paolo Nutini)
BPI Silver Single - 'New Shoes' (Paolo Nutini)
ASCAP Award - 'New Shoes' (Paolo Nutini), 2007
BPI 10 x Platinum Album - 'No Angel' (Dido), 2001