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.
McKee started young as a musician, at first concentrating on her piano skills, before becoming an artist and then ultimately concentrating on her songwriting. Success really started to bite when in 2009 she hooked up with Dr Luke, and he enabled a majorly fruitful relationship to develop with Katy Perry in the creation of her music. Three of their songs together on Perrys third album, California Gurls, Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night topped the US singles chart. Major global success continued for McKee alongside Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo and Britney Spears, alongside more hits with Katy Perry including the trans-atlantic Number 1 single Roar which was also nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year in 2013.
Bram learnt his trade as a bass player touring with artists including Beck, Charlotte Gainsborough and Jenny Lewis.
He then moved into songwriter and collaborating and undertakes some creatively adventurous and engaging work with artists such as Mayer Hawthorne, Moses Sumney, Michelle Branch, and Amy Allen. Key cuts emerged with Andy Grammer on his platinum selling single Don’t Give Up On Me. However, it is his work with Troye Sivan where Inscore has really been able to shine. He has been one of the main producer collaborators on two albums with Sivan and wrote the platinum selling single Youth.
Brendan O’Brien is an American record producer, mixer, engineer, and musician. He has worked with groups and artists during his career, ranging from AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, and Bruce Springsteen.
Brian Higgins has pretty much defined an era of electronic pop music. His first attention grabbing moment came in 1998 with Cher’s Believe, from there going on a phenomenal run, usually under his umbrella company Xenomania, providing hits for core pop acts such as Sugababes (Hole In The Head, Round, Round), The Saturdays, Alesha Dixon, Kylie and Dannii Minogue and Australian pop artist Gabriella Cilmi (Sweet About Me). He delivered great work in his real love of electronic music with The Pet Shop Boys, Saint Etienne and Norwegian artist Annie. However, his hit rate rose to another level with over 70 songs for UK pop group Girls Aloud, dominating the charts with songs such as Love Machine, Biology, Call The Shots, and Sound Of The Underground.
Kansas, Missouri native Kennedy Seals is an accomplished piano player who has consistently dominated in the US Pop R&B lane, delivering hits from Chris Brown (Forever, Don’t Wake Me Up), Kelly Clarkson and Teyana Taylor. He was involved with the development of Ciara, and won a Grammy in 2009 for his contribution to Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album. He also made major contributions to Rihanna’s catalogue helping to deliver hits such as Disturbia and Close To You.