London, 5th November 2020 BDi Music has signed pop singer/songwriter AJ Wander to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.
A one-time member of English indie band Tors, Wander releases his debut solo single, Time Out, globally today (November 5).
It’s the first in a series of tracks that will culminate in a debut EP planned for mid-2021, produced by Brad Mair (Dean Lewis, Jamie Cullum, Kygo).
Wander is signed to Elevation for recording and management. The US-based music company specialises in artist development and music festival production, with the likes of Cobi, The Blue Stones and Londin Thompson also on its management roster.
Founded by Sarah Liversedge in 2004, BDi Music has established itself as an award-winning independent music publishing business representing songwriters, composers and production companies with deals tailor-made for individual creative talent. Since inception, BDi has been honoured with two Ivor Novello Awards, three RTS Awards, a Bafta and two ASCAP Awards, as well as a Grammy Award in 2016 for Amy Wadge’s involvement in Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.
BDi Music owner and MD Sarah Liversedge said: “It’s like finding a rare gem when a demo submission jumps out at you as AJ Wander’s did to me during lockdown earlier this year. I just couldn’t help myself. I had his songs on a loop for days. They are addictive! His vocals are to die for, his lyrics strike a chord, and his songwriting talent and musicianship are truly outstanding. I feel very excited and privileged to be on this creative journey with him from the start and look forward to working with Denny Young and his team at Elevation.”
AJ Wander said: “I’m massively excited to be joining the BDi family and can’t wait to set off on this musical journey together. I know Sarah’s vast knowledge and guidance will be a huge asset to my career, helping me to grow as an artist and songwriter. I feel very lucky to call BDi my publishing home and to share that home with so many amazingly talented humans. Time to get to work…”