- 11 Oct 22
With rising songwriter Ailbhe Reddy already on their roster, BDi rare beginning to build a strong Irish portfolio, with the potential to work alongside big-name artists like Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, Christina Perri, Keith Urban, Major Lazer, Tom Grennan, James Bay and James Blunt.
Dublin pop singer-songwriter Aimée Fitzpatrick has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BDi Music in huge news for the Irish star.
Founded by Sarah Liversedge in 2004, BDi Music has been honoured with industry awards including three Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award for Amy Wadge’s writing share on Ed Sheeran’s 'Thinking Out Loud'.
BDi represents music publishing for 35 co-written songs with Ed Sheeran and co-written hit songs from a 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 others.
The BDi roster includes established and emerging artists and songwriters including Ailbhe Reddy, Novo Amor, Roo Panes, The Magic Gang, Lullahush, AJ Wander, Ellysse Mason and more.
A former contestant on The Voice, Aimée Fitzpatrick began working on her solo material in early 2018, securing a run of Top 40 airplay hits in Ireland. She has accumulated over 100 million impressions on Irish radio and racked up seven million cumulative streams.
Fitzpatrick played a sold-out debut headline show at Dublin’s The Grand Social, followed by the 3Arena stage on the 2FM Xmas Ball and ringing in the New Year at Dublin’s New Year Festival. The 27-year-old signed to Universal Music following a string of blistering singles and a collaboration with ‘Maniac 2000’ DJ Mark McCabe.
Boasting both break-up and empowerment anthems, her 2020 debut EP Confessions, and last year’s follow-up ‘From The Heart’, were both gems. Since then, the Dubliner has collaborated with writers and producers in Sweden, Norway, the UK and Ireland.
'Shut Up & Dance' was released last year with Norwegian DJ Sonny Alven, while 2022’s 'Nobody Else', released via Universal Music Ireland, earned her a Top 10 national airplay position, as well as being supported by European radio.
BDi founder and managing director Sarah Liversedge said: “Aimée is a really exciting songwriter and artist who has already generated a lot of support and success despite being early on in her career. The opportunities are endless and we look forward to helping her take them.”
Aimée’s manager Gill Dooley said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to see Aimée begin her journey with Sarah and the team at BDi. Her development as a songwriter has been a privilege to watch, and I feel like we have found the perfect publishing home for her.”
Aimée Fitzpatrick added: “I am extremely grateful and excited to be part of BDi Music. This is something I have been working towards for a long time. The important thing to me was finding people that I can really trust, both for me as a person and as a songwriter. I knew instantly when I met Sarah and the team that they were the ones for me. They have such great enthusiasm and excitement, which makes me feel really heard and appreciated. I am so excited for this next chapter in my career with such an incredible team. Big things are coming! Watch this space.”
Revisit our March 2022 interview with Aimée here.