Minds On Fire Announce Global Alliance with BMG, Unveil First Signing

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Photo Credit: Simon Harris, Lisa Cullington, James Pitt

Minds On Fire announced a global alliance with BMG and unveiled their first artist signing under the new partnership.

Independent publisher Minds On Fire has announced a global admin deal and co-publishing agreement with BMG. Headquartered in London, the company has confirmed that BMG will handle global admin for the entire Minds On Fire catalog and will partner on a new agreement to co-sign artists.

The first signings under this new agreement are Emre Turkmen and Michael Goldsworthy, who enjoyed critical and commercial success as founding members of Years & Years, co-writing their biggest hit to date, “King.” The duo’s new collaborative venture is called Human Family, managed by Andy Spence of Only Helix Management. Currently, they are hard at work finalizing their debut release.

James Pitt, the founder of global music promotions company Your Army, and ex-Polydor and EMI A&R executive Simon Harris launched Minds On Fire to discover and nurture both new and established songwriting talent, offering a full creative service, connecting them to their royalties and providing a complete range of promotional and sync options.

“Minds On Fire has an independent ethos and spirit, but we wanted access to the global admin processes, sync teams, and tech of a large progressive publisher, and with that in mind, BMG were the obvious choice as partners,” says James Pitt.

Alongside the music publishing expertise and experience of Simon Harris, Minds On Fire writers and producers benefit from the industry knowledge and services of James Pitt and the Your Army team, who have helped enhance the careers of numerous global artists.

“It’s a great endorsement that Minds On Fire have decided to partner with us,” says Lisa Cullington, Vice President, Creative at BMG. “James Pitt and Simon Harris are a fantastic creative force finding and developing songwriting talent, and we look forward to working with them closely. We welcome Human Family as our first joint signing and look forward to what we can achieve together.”

Minds On Fire prioritizes consistent A&R within the pop and dance sectors alongside an ability to deliver and collect revenues for its writers and roster of leading electronic producers. One of the company’s songwriters, Robert Harvey, co-wrote the biggest-selling song of 2020 in the UK, “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry, and has also collaborated with Louis Tomlinson, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Becky Hill, Kaiser Chiefs, and others.