Artist News Deals
By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 1 September 2023
Cooking Vinyl Publishing has signed a deal covering the songs catalogue of indie-rock duo Her’s, four years after they were killed in a car accident while on tour in the US.
The deal has been agreed between Cooking Vinyl, the band’s record label and management company Heist Or Hit, and the families of the two band members, Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick. It is the first time that the songs in the catalogue have been published.
“We are honoured to announce our new partnership with Cooking Vinyl Publishing in commemoration of the enduring musical legacy of Her’s, a fantastically unique duo that has left an everlasting mark on music fans across the world”, says Heist Or Hit’s Martin Colclough.
“We’re incredibly proud to have witnessed the hugely positive impact that Stephen and Audun’s songs have made over the past four years”, he goes on, “and this new collaboration will enable us to preserve their musical heritage and continue to inspire future generations”.
Cooking Vinyl Publishing Managing Director Ryan Farley adds: “We’re immensely proud to be entrusted with Stephen and Audun’s amazing songs at Cooking Vinyl. It’s an honour to represent the legacy of a great band who were undeniably one of the UK’s most exciting new acts before they were cruelly taken from us. I look forward to working with Heist Or Hit, and the boys’ families, to protect and promote Her’s’ music in the years ahead”.
Laading and Fitzpatrick, along with their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson, were killed as a result of a head-on collision in Arizona in 2019, while on tour in the US. They released two albums, 2017’s ‘Songs Of Her’s’ and 2018’s ‘Invitation To Her’s’, which have both remained popular in the years following their deaths, with almost 3.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.