Sentric acquires Big World Publishing13 January 2020 - Press release
Sentric Music Group has acquired Big World Publishing.
Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
Its artists and writers include Adam Gibbons (aka Lack Of Afro), The New Mastersounds, Eddie Roberts, Wax & Herbal T, Mother Earth and many more.
Songs in the Big World catalogue include P.A.R.T.Y, Whistle Song, and the pop classic, Dancing In The City.
The acquisition includes Music Like Dirt, Big World’s classic reggae music catalogue, which was established in 1986 and includes famous works such as Everything Crash, Everyday and Good Ambition.
Patrick Meads will be working with Sentric on a consultancy basis to ensure the smooth integration of the catalogues.
Meads said: “I loved building up this wonderful catalogue of excellent music but felt the time was right for me to move on. After a long search for the right music publisher to continue representing the fantastic artists and writers in the catalogue, I found Sentric, who I firmly believe will continue the catalogue’s growth and success in the future.”
Sentric Creative Director Peter McCamley said: “We are delighted that Patrick has entrusted us with the great writers and artists in the Big World catalogue and welcome them to the Sentric family. We will continue the fantastic work that has been done and look for even more opportunities moving forward.”
Founded in 2006, Sentric Music Group has grown rapidly to become a global, award-winning independent publisher. Based in Liverpool and with offices in London, Hamburg, New York and Los Angeles, it boasts an international infrastructure including direct royalty collection with over 120 global territories.
2018 saw Sentric ink major strategic deals with respected brands IQ Music, Black Rock Publishing and Riptide Music Group, as well as launching its white label publishing platform RightsApp to establish Sentric Music Group.
Today, it represents more than a million works.