HarrisonParrott & Polyarts Launches New Music Publishing Service for composers – Birdsong

·        International classical music management company, HarrisonParrott and Polyarts, has launched a new music publishing service, Birdsong

·        Birdsong aims to develop and encourage creativity whilst protecting and exploiting copyright

·        Polyarts will enable Birdsong to support composers working across genres

Today (Wednesday 15 September 2021), International classical music management company HarrisonParrott together with Polyarts launches Birdsong Music Publishing – a publishing service for composers.

The service launches with its first six leading composers – Charlotte Bray [pictured]Jimmy López BellidoBen RowarthChristian SchumannFreya Waley-Cohen, and Sauli Zinovjev

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of HarrisonParrott Ltd, Jasper Parrott, said: ‘Throughout over 55 years of my life in music, composers of our times have been an indispensable part of my and my colleagues’ work and at the heart of the mission of HarrisonParrott – to contribute to the renewal of the canon of live performance and the enrichment of the great heritage repertoire with which we are richly gifted. The launch of Birdsong is the realisation of an ambition we have had for many years, and it is exciting that this symbolically important step should chime with the urgent need to support creativity in the post-COVID music world.’

HarrisonParrott’s long experience managing artists and composers, places it in a unique position to provide a full, bespoke publishing service that is tailored to the composer’s needs, and through Polyarts, will enable Birdsong to support composers working across genres. The aim of Birdsong is to nurture development and encourage creativity whilst protecting and exploiting copyright. A dedicated team of publishing and music management experts will manage composers’ careers, offering individual support to each composer and genre-specific expertise that can alleviate the administrative burden placed on composers allowing them to focus on their music whilst giving access to the extensive HarrisonParrott management network to bring new opportunities for composers.

Lorna Aizlewood, Chief Operating Office of HarrisonParrott Ltd, said: ‘Jasper and I have felt that there is a gap in the market for this kind of bespoke publishing service for over 15 years and so we’re delighted that through the entrepreneurial, innovative approach that HarrisonParrott and Polyarts foster we are able to announce the launch of Birdsong. We look forward to working with the amazingly talented composers we are announcing today and to others in the future to open more opportunities for the creation of new works, new performances and new experiences for composers, artists and audiences.’

Composer Charlotte Bray said: ‘As I continue my creative journey, I am both extremely proud and thankful to partner with a new, forward-thinking, and innovative publishing house- one that fully appreciates and delights in understanding the intricacies and singularity of my music. I look forward with eager anticipation to a rewarding and exhilarating collaboration.’

Composer Freya Waley-Cohen said: ‘I’m so excited to be working with the fantastic people at Birdsong. They listen to and support my artistic visions and goals, and are inspiring and energising themselves. I believe that what they are doing is innovative and bold at a moment when our industry needs it, and having the power of HarrisonParrott behind them makes for a dream combination.’

For further information, visit: www.harrisonparrott.com/birdsong