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Founded in 2004, BDi has established itself as a Grammy award winning independent music publishing business representing songwriters, composers and production companies with deals tailor-made for individual creative talent. We develop and nurture songwriters across a range of disciplines and genres, negotiating tirelessly on their behalf as well as searching for the best commercial opportunities for our catalogues. BDi has won many awards; a Grammy award in 2016; two Ivor Novello Awards; three RTS Awards; a Bafta and two ASCAP Award since inception. Most recently, BDi’s songwriter Amy Wadge was honoured with the 2016 Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'. We're proud to be co-publisher of Ed Sheeran’s triple platinum No.1 album, + (produced and co-written by BDi client Jake Gosling), including Top 10 singles 'Lego House', 'Drunk' and 'Give Me Love'. BDi was similarly involved in the success of follow-up LP, X, with No.1 single 'Thinking Out Loud' having been produced by Jake Gosling (along with four other tracks on the album) and co-written by BDi songwriter Amy Wadge. In total, Gosling produced seven tracks on the deluxe version of X and Wadge has two co-writes. Amy Wadge also co-wrote 5 songs on Ed Sheeran’s 3rd No.1 album, Divide which to-date has sold over 2.2 million copies in the UK alone. BDi Music is administered by Bucks Music Group on a Worldwide basis.


Who We Are


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Sarah Liversedge

Managing Director

Sarah studied music composition at Bath Spa University where she earned a First Class BA Honours degree after which she embarked upon a media career at the BBC starting as a Floor Manager for UK Television before side-stepping into a TV Researcher role for entertainment. She then crossed over to the commercial arm of the BBC to work as Programme Liaison Executive for BBC Worldwide Music and then in quick succession was appointed as Deputy Head of Music Publishing followed by Head of Music in 2004. In this role, she played a major part in developing and expanding what became a multi-million pound business and one of the leading media music publishing companies in the UK. Sarah jumped ship at the end of 2004 to set up her own independent music publishing company, BDi Music which 13 years later is now a thriving and successful business with Ivor Novello, BAFTA, RTS and Kerrang awards – she is also Director A&R at Bucks Music Group as well as Co-Director of The Movement London , a co-venture publishing company with multiplatinum selling producer, Jake Gosling – Sarah develops the careers of unbeatable, innovative and creative artists, producers and songwriters most notably, Amy Wadge, Jake Gosling, comedian Ricky Gervais, Laura Mvula’s producer Troy Miller, indie pop sensations, The Magic Gang, rising artist, Novo Amor and irish songstress, Ailbhe Reddy and many more. Sarah has been a valuable member of the MPA's Pop Publisher's Committee for the last five years and is one of the key industry advisers on the PRS Foundation Momentum Fund. Sarah was nominated for a 2013 Music Producer's Guild Award in the Unsung Hero category, in the same year receiving an ASCAP Award in recognition as exclusive publisher of Ed Sheeran’s hit song, ‘Lego House’, co-written and produced by her songwriter, Jake Gosling. In 2014, she was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the music industry as part of Music Week's Women in Music 2014. Amy Wadge won a Grammy award for ‘Song Of The Year’ with Ed Sheeran for co-writing global hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ - following this later in the year Sarah received global representation recognition at the ASCAP Awards alongside her songwriter, Amy Wadge as exclusive publisher of ‘Thinking Out Loud’. On 2nd October 2017 Sarah received a Gold Badge Award from BASCA recognizing her hard work representing her composers and songwriter clients and furthermore protecting and nurturing their commercial catalogues.




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Simon Platz

Co-Director

Simon Platz is Managing Director of Bucks Music Group and Co-Director of BDi Music. He has 20 years of experience in international music publishing. In 1984 Simon joined his family firm Essex Music – founded by Howie Richmond and Simon’s father, David, in the 1950’s. The Essex catalogue, including titles by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Joe Cocker, form the backbone of Bucks Music Group today. Essex was de-merged soon after Simon joined and Bucks Music became the Platz family company moving forward. Bucks Music Group now encapsulates a number of wholly owned companies across the world and boasts a varied roster of composers covering all types of music genres from drum and bass to rock and roll to jazz and more. Simon has also expanded the Bucks business into television and film music rights. Bucks’ recent Ivor Novello successes include 'Beautiful Liar' by Amanda Ghost and Beyonce; 'You’re Beautiful' by Amanda Ghost, Sacha Skarbek and James Blunt; and 'Elizabeth' by Rob Lane. Simon is a founding member of the PRS Media committee, sits on the board of the Music Publishers Association, is a board Director for both PRS and MCPS and is Chairman of IMPEL.




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Rhiannon Bramley

Creative A&R Coordinator

Rhiannon studied English Literature and German at Birmingham University but as a keen musician herself, had always been intrigued by the music industry. She started off at Bounce Publishing, headed up by Charlotte Church and Charlotte's then manager, Rhiannon Morgan-Bell. At Bounce, she worked as part of a small team and quickly got involved with the licencing and sync departments, helping Bounce's Licensing Manager pitch for briefs. Rhiannon also worked for Morgan-Bell Management as an Assistant Artist Manager where she co-managed Kizzy Crawford, Sion Russell Jones and Paper Aeroplanes. As well as taking care of the artists' catalogue and managing press campaigns, Rhiannon also accompanied Crawford and Russell Jones on trips to Germany, acting as a Tour Manager and interpreter. In January 2016 Rhiannon moved to London and started working for both Bucks Music Group and BDi Music as Creative Assistant to Sarah Liversedge, supporting Sarah's large and diverse roster, arranging writing sessions and collating key A&R information for the team. In 2018, Rhiannon was promoted to A&R Coordinator where she now holds her own roster.




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James Paterson

Creative PA To Sarah Liversedge

James studied a BA and Integrated Masters degree in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University, specialising in Performance, Songwriting and Digital Marketing. A singer, songwriter, musician and music videographer, James has been keen to develop his own music just as much as others. He started off at a young age in choirs and orchestras, playing French horn and went on to playing guitar and piano in the bars and clubs of Camden as a teenager. James knew this was the industry he was born to be in. He pursued this calling by moving to Bath in order to hone his craft. During the 4 years of his music course James played in countless bands, organised a UK Tour and created music videos from scratch for himself and others. James is a live music enthusiast ensuring he attends shows for artists he loves, is recommended to see and those who are completely unknown to him, big or small, day or night. From this he organised and hosted the open mic at prestigious and historic music venue Moles. As an artist he recorded an original single, EP and Album and has played shows with many up and coming artists in his solo project such as Natalie Holmes, Novatines, Little Giants and Mike Dignam at the O2 Academy. After graduating in the summer of 2017, James quickly earned a job at a digital marketing agency in London as a Digital Planner and was quickly promoted to Account Executive. After maintaining strong relations with professionals in the London music scene he was offered a role as Creative PA to Sarah Liversedge, Managing Director of BDi Music and Director of Creative A&R at Bucks Music Group. He now assists Sarah and the A&R team in their daily duties with an open mind, proactive attitude and hunger to learn.





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