Pink Mild Administration has launched its songwriting camp sequence with an inaugural week-long occasion for Atlantic artists at RAK Studios in London.
The administration agency, which just lately aligned with Tyler Brown’s Funfair Administration, is constructing a major enterprise with songwriter and producer shoppers. Brown and Pink Mild’s James Sandom just lately spoke to Music Week concerning the growing opportunities in the songwriter space, significantly at a time when business dance music is booming.
Pink Mild and Funfair consumer Lewis Thompson was a joint winner of the Songwriter Of The 12 months trophy on the ASCAP London Music Awards.
Pink Mild introduced collectively hitmakers from its roster with Atlantic’s artists to ship greater than 20 data for the label throughout the writing camp. In addition to Lewis Thompson, songwriters and producers collaborating for Pink Mild and Funfair included Henry Tucker (co-writer of the present Aitch & Anne-Marie hit Psycho); Moon Willis (Stromae, Pa Salieu, Priya Ragu, Clear Bandit); James Essien (Clear Bandit, Tom Grennan); J Moon (Kamal, Demi Lovato, SG Lewis), a consumer of Enjoyable Honest and its publishing JV with Kobalt; and (pictured above at RAK) Punctual duo Will Lansley and John Morgan (Raye, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Sigala).
Atlantic artists who headed to RAK Studios included Ella Henderson, Nathan Dawe, Kojey Radical, Tion Wayne and Mahalia.
Nathan Dawe at RAK Studios
Whereas songwriting camps are clearly not a brand new concept, Red Light is increasing the idea of the collaborative mannequin to deliver collectively its roster with that of a label for centered studio periods over a number of days. The last word intention is to create a extra seamless course of with an everyday sequence of camps to ship a higher quantity of hits.
“We’ve labored on plenty of hit data along with Atlantic this yr, they’re the best first collaborator for this mannequin which we plan to develop additional in 2023,” mentioned James Sandom, Red Light Management UK MD. “A number of writers and producers from our mixed roster are working collectively constructing a group which sits on the coronary heart of many profitable writing camps proper now. Sharing a curatory course of with a label workforce, the place we offer nearly all of writers and producers and so they present the artists, feels a logical step on this period the place collaboration is king.”
Sharing a curatory course of with a label workforce feels a logical step on this period the place collaboration is king
“Pink Mild and Funfair’s roster has penned a number of singles this yr throughout Atlantic’s roster – Joel Corry, Anne-Marie, Clear Bandit, Nathan Dawe,” mentioned Atlantic senior A&R manager Emily Kent. “So after we mentioned the concept of becoming a member of forces and placing on a writing camp collectively, it felt like a no brainer.”
Sandom outlined his imaginative and prescient for the Pink Mild songwriting camps.
“We want to do extra of them, extra often, as a result of in the end it makes it way more simple,” he advised Music Week. “We may serve all kinds of various components of the enterprise. In our dance music workforce, we now have artists and writers like Shift K3y and the entire Evening Bass workforce [AC Slater] that Marc Thomas and Tony Garvey handle. As you go extra left subject within the dance house, there’s a complete different avenue there.”
“We may have camps each two or three months and, in the end, make the method for the labels concerned a lot extra simple, as a result of we might be one workforce of individuals coping with all of the completely different publishers, all of the completely different registrations,” Sandom added. “It simply turns into a extra seamless course of. So, in time, I hope that turns into an everyday factor. We’re actually constructing the roster that will justify it.”
A session at RAK Studios together with Punctual, Issey Cross, Moon Willis and James Essien
The Atlantic collaboration for the inaugural writing camp emerged naturally out of a run of hits between the label’s artists and Pink Mild’s songwriting roster, together with: Lewis Thompson and Joel Corry; Punctual and Nathan Dawe; James Essien, Punctual and Clear Bandit; Henry Tucker and Anne-Marie.
Collaborations on the camp over the week included:
– Ella Henderson, Rob Harvey, Lewis Thompson and Jordan Riley
– Mahalia, James Essien and TSB
– Kojey Radical, Moon Willis and Grades
– Issey Cross, Punctual, James Essien and Moon Willis
– Ella Henderson, Punctual, Lewis Thompson, Clem Douglas
– JinJin and Maestro
– Tion Wayne and EY
– Moon Willis, Britten Newbill and Renao
– Nathan Dawe, Issey Cross and Punctual
– Nathan Dawe, Lewis Thompson, Clem Douglas and Punctual
– Goddard, J Moon, Venbee and Dan Fable
– Goddard, Henry Tucker, Maddy Abella and Joran Riley
– Bless and Will Bloomfield
(L-R) Clementine Douglas, Lewis Thompson and Henry Tucker at RAK Studios
“The songwriting camp is an efficient instance of the expansion of the roster between Pink Mild and Funfair,” mentioned Funfair Management founder Tyler Brown. “We obtained to a degree the place we had a dialog and realised that just about everybody [from the roster] is writing, producing or concerned in lots of Atlantic’s massive pop data.”
“The Atlantic camp could be very a lot geared in that [pop] house,” defined Sandom. “However on the different finish of the spectrum, we have got Will Bloomfield engaged on all kinds of stuff. He rubs shoulders on one facet with Lewis Thompson on sure data, however on the opposite he is working with artists of ours like The Vaccines and Alfie Templeman.”
Tyler Brown added: “The [Red Light and Funfair] roster covers a complete spectrum of genres and artists, whether or not it is Simon Aldred with Rag ’n’ Bone Man and Sam Smith, Danny L Harle with Caroline Polachek and Charlie XCX, Punctual with Nathan Dawe, Lewis Thompson with Tom Grennan and Joel Corry, or Henry Tucker with Jason Derulo. I do not suppose there’s any style that we could not dip into and supply some actually good expertise in direction of.”
Additional Pink Mild songwriting camps are being lined up, together with periods with RCA artists in early 2023.
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