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NEW U.K. SIGNINGS: LOTTERY WINNERS, SUGARMEN, THEME PARK

Amongst new signings in Blighty this week are The Lottery Winners (pictured) and Sugarmen to Seymour Stein’s WMG imprint Sire Records. Over at publishing, Imagem and Peer Music have been busy as well.

Joining Stein’s Sire in time for its 50th anniversary are two acts hailing from the north of England. Indie pop act The Lottery Winners have had support from the BBC’s new talent development programme “Introducing,” plus tastemaker station 6 Music, which describes them as “the bastard child of Freddie Mercury and Peter Kay.” Kay is a working class comedian known for analysing the stability of biscuits when dunked in tea, FYI.

The Liverpool-born Sugarmen (another “Introducing” act) released their debut single, “Dirt,” last year, and have since opened for Blur, The Who and Paul Weller (who produced said track).

 

Raising a glass to celebrate U.K. success in obscure Olympic sports are  new Peermusic U.K. signing Theme Park, from left, Miles Haughton, manager Ed Lewis, Oscar Manthorpe, Marcus Haughton, Peermusic Creative Director Richard Holley, manager Aaron Moore,  Peermusic Sync Manager Richard Martin and Mint Music Creative Director Tracy Murray. Now back to the canoe slalom.

Over at Peer Music U.K., London trio Theme Park, signed to indie Transgressive, have secured a publishing deal. Ed Lewis at Mother City Music manages the group.

Imagem Music has renewed its worldwide publishing deal with producer and songwriter Chris Loco, who has written for Emeli Sandé—he’s working on her second album this year—Rita Ora, Professor Green, Ella Eyre, Tinie Tempah, Kwabs, Maverick Sabre and Raleigh Ritchie. Loco is managed by Marc Williams at OddChild Music.

Chimene Mantori, A&R Manager, and Kim Frankiewicz, Managing Director at Imagem commented: “Chris has a genius way of bringing songs to life. His eclectic style works cross genre and we’re very excited to be working with him across his writing and producing projects.”

 

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