Universal Music Publishing Australia Signs Odette To Global Publishing Deal
Universal Music Publishing Australia today announced that Sydney based singer-songwriter Odette has been signed to a global publishing deal.
Odette emerged in 2017 with her debut single, ‘Watch Me Read You.’ Immediately solidifying her as a truly unique artist with syncopated, spoken-word verses, the track connected instantly, landing at #56 on triple J’s 2017 Hottest 100. Following up was her piano-driven ballad ‘Collide’ which continued her steady rise. Her latest vibrant single ‘Take It To The Heart’ coincided with the announcement of her debut album ‘To A Stranger,’ to be released on July 6 through EMI Music Australia.
From the promise of her early demo writing, Odette caught the eye of acclaimed producers and songwriters alike with her astute and worldly-wise aptitude for writing music. The past eighteen months has seen her in the studio with Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs), Jason Cox (Blur, Gorillaz, Jamie T), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Broods), Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Dua Lipa), Matt Hales (Aqualung, Lianne La Havas) and Paul Mac (The Dissociatives, Silverchair).
In making the announcement, Arwen Hunt, Vice President / Creative at UMPG Australia & New Zealand, said, “Odette is the kind of person that you are instantly drawn to and her songwriting is an extension of that. Lyrically clever and melodically captivating, she is a poet and a storyteller. Her songs put a new spin on classic subjects and we can’t help but hang on every word. It’s an absolute pleasure to have her join the UMPG global family and we couldn’t be happier in making this announcement.”
“I’m so happy and humbled to be working with the team at Universal Music Publishing. It truly excites me to see what projects will arise in the future and I am grateful for this opportunity to expand as a writer and an artist,” said Odette.
Odette is set to hit the road for The Great Escape followed by her ‘To A Stranger’ National Tour in August this year.
Odette joins UMP Australia’s roster of talented songwriters that includes Alex The Astronaut, Bag Raiders, Cloves, Cosmo’s Midnight, Ecca Vandal, Gang of Youths, Guy Sebastian, Holy Holy, Horrorshow, Hopium, Jessica Mauboy, Jonti, Joyride, JOY., Lakyn, Maribelle, Olympia, One Above, The Veronicas, Thief, Robinson, Ruel, Vera Blue, Woodes and many more.