Hipgnosis has a collection of proven hit Songs of culturally importance by some of the most talented and important Songwriters globally. Through Hipgnosis Songs Group, it is also the home for our Song Creation activities.
For the last decade, Malik has delivered some of the biggest pop hits across the music landscape. He has mastered the upbeat, radio friendly appeal of song writing, and in 2013 won the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of The Year award.
Malik’s song, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger featuring Christina Aguilera in 2011 was a Number 1 single in 18 countries including the US. He’s gone on to deliver several more songs for the band with streams surpassing the half a billion mark. Equally successfully, his song Rockabye for Clean Bandit reached Number 1 in over 26 countries, and has now delivered well over a billion streams.
Andrew Panes, artist name Roo Panes, is an English singer songwriter from Dorset, in the fine tradition of Nick Drake and Laura Marling. He released his first music in 2012 and enjoyed a close relationship with the British fashion house Burberry. He has continued to release very intimate and gentle acoustic repertoire utilising 12 string guitar and occasional strings and piano. Particular song highlights include Land Of The Living, Silver Moon and the very sizeable Tiger Striped Sky.
Andrew Watt or simply WATT, is an American record producer, singer, musician, and songwriter responsible for hits with artists ranging from Justin Beiber, Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, to Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
Watt won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year in March 2021.
Andy Marvel is an American songwriter and producer based out of New York City. His music career started as the key board player in a jazz funk project called Members Only. Moving into songwriting, Marvel wrote the song Shy Guy for Diana King in 1995 which was for the Bad Boys movie soundtrack. The song enjoyed sizeable global success, including a Number 2 spot on the UK singles chart and topping the charts in Scandinavia. A Diana and Marvel written song Treat Her Like A Lady was recorded by Celine Dion for her 1999 Let’s Talk About Love album.
Marvel wrote With You for Jessica Simpson, a track that peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, Simpson’s first song to do so, making it a Top 10 hit in both Australia and the UK as well as receiving 2 nominations at the MTV Music Awards for the video in 2004. Further success has been achieved by Marvel with tracks for Jason Derulo, Nikki Webster and Maxi Priest.
Andy Wallace is known for his “sonically influential presence on the current music scene” and has “helped to make some of the most brutal, aggressive music released and also some of the most beautiful”.
Following the breakout success of the 1986 production of the Run-DMC-Aerosmith collaboration on “Walk This Way” with Rick Rubin, Wallace went on to work with The Cult, Slayer, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Sepultura, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Paul McCartney, and many others.
As of May 2021, over 120 million album units had been sold worldwide that contained a credit to Wallace.
Ann Wilson is one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all time. Ann and her sister Nancy Wilson were the backbone of the heavy rock band Heart. The band found enormous success through-out the 70’s, with guitar heavy radio hits like Magic Man,Crazy On You,Barracuda and Kick It Out.
A decade later, they released the biggest of their albums, with hits like their Number 1 single These Dreams and other massive songs like Never, Nothin’ At All and What About Love? The follow up album Bad Animals in 1987 propelled the band further with its arena rock sound. The 1990 album Brigade featured the Number 2 hit All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You which helped the band secure an additional Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance.
The Wilson sisters then formed The Lovemongers group releasing two albums in the late 90’s. Ann also delivered her solo album Hope & Glory in 2007, a collection of primarily cover songs by classic artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and John Lennon.
Whilst running his Levcon Studios in Los Angeles, Levine was introduced by his friend Phillip Lawrence to Bruno Mars. Levine’s studio facilities combined with his knowledge of music creation and electronic technology meant that he was a perfect accomplice for the other duo’s skillsets. In 2009, this trio of characters, calling themselves The Smeezingtons worked around the clock creating music for a range of primarily pop R&B acts (Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Mike Posner) and UK pop acts like the Sugababes, who gave the writers their first major international hit. Two sporting theme songs followed: Matisyahu One Day’ for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and Knaan WavinFlag the Coca Cola song for the 2010 Football World Cup. Hits for B.o.B, Cee Lo Green, Snoop Dogg quickly followed alongside them also channeling serious energy into Bruno Mars solo output. Songs for Bruno, such as Grenade and Just The Way You Are helped catapult Ari into the spotlight, achieving Number 1 US chart success and nominations in 5 categories at the 2011 Grammy Awards. From here the songs and albums continued into Bruno’s solo releases creating an exceptional and enormous run of global success.
Swedish Birgisson began his career at the Cosmos Studio with Bloodshy before moving to Murlyn Music. He became an active writer fully immersed within the global pop community delivering hit songs for Shane Filan, Selena Gomez, Leona Lewis, Enrique Iglesias and the Saturdays, as well as the breakout global smash Impossible for Shontelle.
The Arthouse catalogue contains the Net Publishing Share of songwriters Mitch Allan, Jon Bellion, Jeremy Hawkins and Mark Holman. As a team they have created hit songs across the pop landscape for Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, as well as Jason Derulo and the group Fifth Harmony, in addition to Bellion’s own solo songs.
Bellion wrote the Eminem song Monster featuring Rihanna. The song topped the charts in 12 countries including the US and the UK and won the Grammy award for Best Rap collaboration in 2015.
The Fund has also signed an additional deal with Jon Bellion, to widen our business scope with him.
Banx & Ranx are Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond, a music production duo from Montreal, Canada. They began operating in 2014 and have delivered as songwriters and producers as well as artists in their own right. They have delivered remixes for a range of artists including Gorillaz and David Guetta. Their standout track as artists is Answerphone (feat. Yxng Bane) with Ella Eyre, and they also produced and co-wrote on the Nick Jam album Fénix which was nominated for Album Of The Year as the Latin Grammy Awards.