Sentric Music Group

Sentric signs Coco in exclusive songwriting deal

Grime producer and MC has a long-term relationship with the publisher

Liverpool, 26th February 2020 Sentric Music Group has signed Coco to an exclusive songwriting agreement.

The Sheffield-born grime MC, producer and songwriter has a long-term relationship with the independent publisher having previously been on its flexible, 28-day deal.

Following a performance at Stormzy’s Merky Fest in Ibiza, and being the face of Sheffield United FC’s Premier League kit launch in July last year, Coco is now promoting his latest EP, Regional Murker, which was released in September.

He has earned plaudits from the likes of Complex, DJ Mag, Red Bull, Noisey and i-D, as well as being played by Annie Mac, DJ Target, Charlie Sloth and more.

A string of singles and EPs over the last three years has seen Coco work with stand-out names including AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose, Scrufizzer, Conducta, Protoje, Shola Ama, and fellow Steel City labelmate and mentor Toddla T.

As well as Merky Fest, Coco has played stages at Glastonbury, Outlook, Ibiza Rocks, Wireless, Bestival, Notting Hill, Manchester Carnival, The Great Escape, Kendal Calling and The Royal Albert Hall.

Manager Helena Antoniades of Hale Artists said: “It’s been amazing to watch Coco hone his craft and develop as a writer and fully fledged producer over the past couple of years, alongside being a respected MC. Sentric have always passionately worked his music with a very friendly and approachable demeanour, so it was a no-brainer to move this into a long term commitment.”

Sentric’s Global Director of Music Services Simon Pursehouse said: “This is a fantastic example of Sentric’s 28-day deal working at its best; we’ve been working with Coco since 2013 and in that time he’s flourished as an MC and now has developed into a formidable producer. We’ve synced his music on promos for multiple major broadcasters, triple A gaming releases and on content for global brands such as Nike. We’re outrageously chuffed to work even closer with him by penning this deal. Coco is an artist who seemingly gets stronger with each bar he drops and beat he creates and I’m confident that trend is only going to continue. Also, he’s a fellow Sheffielder, which makes me like him even more.”

Sentric Music Group

Founded in 2006, Sentric Music Group is a global, award-winning independent publisher. Based in Liverpool, with offices in London, Hamburg and New York, it boasts an international infrastructure including direct royalty collection with over 120 global territories. Today, it represents more than 1.5m works and over 200,000 songwriters.