Maya Delilah signs to Amadeus Publishing in co-pub deal with Bucks Music Group30 April 2021 - Press release
Amadeus Publishing has signed guitarist and singer/songwriter Maya Delilah in a co-publishing deal with Bucks Music Group.
Amadeus Publishing was founded by A-list songwriter Sacha Skarbek and artist manager Michael Dixon at Sodarock Music.
Skarbek has a long-standing relationship with Bucks Music Group and has co-written a number of global smashes including James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.
A 20-year-old BRIT School graduate, Maya Delilah is not only a guitar expert but also writes songs of her own, drawing inspiration from artists like John Mayer, Daniel Caesar, D'Angelo, Tyler The Creator, Bruno Mars, and Vulfpeck.
She has more than 157,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and a strong social media following including 273,000 followers and 4.8 million likes on TikTok, and more than 47,000 followers on Instagram.
With her first EP Oh Boy and single Moonflower released in 2020, Delilah’s second EP, It’s Not Me, It’s You, is ready for release this year.
New single, ‘Need A Word With Cupid’, is released today.
Sacha Skarbek said: “Maya is a truly unique and inspiring new artist. A cutting-edge musician, coupled with an ability to write thought provoking, exceptional songs. So proud and excited to be working with her.”
Director A&R at Bucks, Sarah Liversedge Platz said: “Maya is not only a great songwriter with an infectious soul-pop sound, she’s also a phenomenal guitarist, combating the stereotype of it being a ‘male instrument’. Her popularity is sky-rocketing on social media and there’s so much more great music to come. We’re pleased to support Amadeus Publishing in her signing and continued development.”
Delilah said: “I am beyond excited to be joining the Amadeus/Bucks team. They’ve been nothing but supportive and encouraging of me and my music and I can’t wait to work closely with them and see where this road takes me.”
Bucks Music Group is one of the UK’s leading and longest running international, independent 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, Run The Jewels, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Troy Miller, Seton Daunt, Erland Cooper, Honeyblood, One Bit, The Heavytrackerz , Dusky Grey, Sick Joy, LIFE, Brooke Bentham, Zand and more. Label publishing partners include: Saint Music, Heavenly, Nude, Full Time Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts and No Hats No Hoods.