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Bucks launches new unit focused on ‘worship music’ 

By | Published on Tuesday 11 July 2017

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Music publisher Bucks Music Group has announced the launch of a new company focused on ‘worship music’ called Gloworks. It is working with Martin Smith – formerly of British Christian rock band Delirious? – on the new venture. He is also its first signing.

Says Smith: “I’m really happy to be partnering with Bucks for the launch of Gloworks. There are some very talented songwriters in the Christian music scene and our hope is that together we can support those writers and their songs. With the focus and community of Gloworks plugged into Bucks, we’ll be able to develop this music and perhaps see it reach a new audience”

Talking about the genre his new business is set to service, Bucks Music Group MD Simon Platz remarks: “Worship music is an incredibly vibrant market that doesn’t often get the recognition it deserves. Regardless of the subject matter, there’s a vast number of artists working in the genre who are simply excellent songwriters. We want to offer them the fair, flexible, commercial publishing deals that artists these days have come to expect”.

On the new venture and his business partner in it, Platz adds: “With Martin’s expertise and our resources, we can boost their careers within the worship genre, but we also want to help them explore opportunities across the wider music business. Bucks has decades of experience across all genres and, whether it’s through our sync services or creative A&R, song placement and co-writing opportunities, we feel we can help many of them crossover and flourish in the mainstream market as well – just as Martin has done”.