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BDi Music signs Lemonade Shoelace to exclusive deal

Bedroom producer and songwriter Ruairí Richman has seen support from Yungblud, Denzel Curry, VANS , Gibson and the BBC.

London, 6th March 2023

BDi Music has signed bedroom producer and songwriter Lemonade Shoelace to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.

The Irish artist, real name Ruairí Richman, shot to prominence after releasing his first single, Autopilot Paradise, in 2021. It was picked up by the likes of broadcasters KEXP and the BBC, with further support from big brands such as VANS and Gibson, and prominent artists including Yungblud and Denzel Curry.

That led to performances in Mexico City, Austin and London, and his second single, Hopscotch In The Sky, was released in February 2023.

The first Lemonade Shoelace EP, Do Whatever Makes You Happy, will be released on April 28.

BDi Music A&R Rhiannon Bramley said: “That Ruairí has made such a splash with just two tracks is testament to the songs themselves. He has an undeniable ability to write and produce incredibly infectious uplifting pop with his own unmistakable identity and sound shining through. It’s incredibly exciting to have him as part of the BDi family. It might be a music industry cliché, but this really is the very beginning for Lemonade Shoelace, and we’re predicting big things.”

Ruairí Richman said: “I am absolutely thrilled to announce my publishing deal with BDi Music. To be part of a family run business is amazing for me, and I am in the hands of people that have a genuine appreciation for my music, which is very rewarding for me as an independent artist. I am very much looking forward to where this opportunity takes me, and grateful for the care and work they will put in to developing my career.”

Founded by Sarah Liversedge in 2004, BDi Music is an award-winning independent music publishing company that has been honoured with many industry accolades including three Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award for Amy Wadge’s writing share on Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.

BDi is proud to represent publishing for 35 co-written songs with Ed Sheeran and many more co-written hit songs from a diverse range of international artists including Camilla Cabello, Christina Perri, Keith Urban, Major Lazer, Forest Blakk, Tom Grennan, James Bay, James Blunt, Mario, Birdy, Jack Savoretti, All Time Low, Deno, Rod Wave, Nina Nesbitt and many more.

The BDi roster includes a number of exciting established and emerging artists and songwriters including: Novo Amor, Roo Panes, The Magic Gang, Ailbhe Reddy, Æ Mak, FJ Law, AJ Wander, Ellysse Mason, Aimée and more.

BDi Music

Founded in 2004 and celebrating 15 years, BDi has established itself as a Grammy award winning independent music publishing business representing songwriters, composers and TV production companies with deals tailor-made for individual creative talent.