Sentric Music has acquired independent music publisher Big World Publishing, in a move that will ultimately see the founder of the latter, Patrick Meads, retire from the business.
“I loved building up this wonderful catalogue of excellent music but felt the time was right for me to move on”, says Meads. “After a long search for the right music publisher to continue representing the fantastic artists and writers in the catalogue, I found Sentric, who I firmly believe will continue the catalogue’s growth and success in the future”.
Sentric Creative Director Peter McCamley adds: “We are delighted that Patrick has entrusted us with the great writers and artists in the Big World catalogue and welcome them to the Sentric family. We will continue the fantastic work that has been done and look for even more opportunities moving forward”.
The deal covers songs in multiple genres, including Big World’s classic reggae catalogue Music Like Dirt. Meads will initially stay on in a consultancy role in order to oversee the integration of Big World into Sentric.