Circa Waves frontman and chief songwriter Kieran Shudall has signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Sentric Music Group.
The deal includes this year’s Top 10 album What’s It Like Over There? as well as the next LP from the band.
Prior to their latest album, Circa Waves released two other albums: their 2011 debut Young Chasers, which was also a Top 10 hit in the UK, and 2017’s Different Creatures, which peaked at No.11.
To date, the band have sold more than 300,000 albums worldwide, with more than 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
They have sold a total of 175,000 tickets in the UK over the course of their live career, along with 20,000 tickets in Europe.
Latest single Movies has been playlisted on BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Absolute Radio and Virgin Radio.
2018 saw Sentric ink major strategic deals with 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.
Sentric’s Global Director of Music Services Simon Pursehouse, said: “You could argue this was inevitable really, Kieran used to use our 28-day service back in 2009 and he even did work experience with me on the sync team back in 2012.
“Ever since then, we bonded over a mutual love of songwriting and I’m exceptionally chuffed to be working with a man who truly knows how to write an utterly massive chorus.
“And we all know that choruses are the best thing in the world. As well as upcoming Circa Waves material, which is arguably the best to date, we’re also looking to get him writing with the great and good of the industry to create some quite wonderful bangers.”
“I’m really happy to be working with Sentric. I’ve been friends with Simon and Chris [Meehan, Sentric CEO] for years, and look forward to all the exciting musical adventures we will go on.”
Shudall said: “I’m really happy to be working with Sentric. I’ve been friends with Simon and Chris [Meehan, Sentric CEO] for years, and look forward to all the exciting musical adventures we will go on.
“Liverpool is my home and my working hub, so to have Sentric just down the road only adds to how productive this partnership will be. I can’t wait to get started.”Music Business Worldwide