Music Sales Australia’s newly appointed A&R Manager Larry Heath (Heath Media, The AU Review) has made his first signing since joining the independent publisher.

Bellingen-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Jack Carty has inked a global music publishing deal with Music Sales’ publishing imprint Embassy Music Publishing.

Carty, who has co-written with the likes of Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), Josh Pyke and Katie Noonan, first caught the attention of Heath seven years ago in Canada.

“[I’ve] been watching him develop as a songwriter and a performer ever since,” said Heath. “He’s grown into one of the finest contemporary songwriters in Australia, and I’m thrilled to have him join the Embassy Music Publishing family, as well as to have such a phenomenal talent as my first signing.”

Carty is already a decorated artist, counting a national MusicOz award, a biannual APRA Professional Development Award, and a placing in Rhythms Magazine‘s list of Top 10 albums of 2016 (Home State), among his accolades.

In fact, Home State debuted at #1 on the AIR Independent album chart last year, #36 on the ARIA Album Chart, and Such was was picked up for release in the UK by Gilded Lily/Absolute.