Guy Fletcher has been a respected songwriter since the sixties. Recordings of his songs by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Joe Cocker and many other international stars have ensured Guy’s place in British pop history.
Still a leading light in the music industry, he was elected Chairman of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY on January 1st 2011. Wearing his commercial hat, he is Chairman of COMMERCIAL ARTS LTD , a new rights management company in the UK – specialising in bringing high-quality music based projects and their creators to their markets. He is also Chairman of CONEXION MEDIA GROUP Plc a rights management company specialising in secondary rights. Conexion Media Group ( formerly Music Copyright Solutions Plc) was listed , first on OFEX then graduating to AIM in 2004. It is now one of the biggest independent administrators of music for film and television in the world.
Guy’s Creative life has been active since he achieved his first UK hit with “I Can’t Tell the Bottom From The Top” by the HOLLIES in 1969. He discovered Chris De Burgh whilst he was still at Trinity and built his career over ten years , making him an international star. Many more successes followed across many genres . His experience as writer, producer, publisher and industry guru is second to none.
Working with lyricist DOUG FLETT Guy has had a long list of international successes beginning in 1970 with “Wonderful World” recorded by ELVIS PRESLEY for his movie “Live A Little Love A Little” . ELVIS recorded two more of Guy’s songs . CLIFF RICHARD recorded eleven of Guy and Doug’s songs including “Sing a Song of Freedom”, “Power To All Our Friends”, “With The Eyes Of A Child” and “Baby You’re Dynamite” . Guy has enjoyed many more international hits by Joe Cocker, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, (His ballad “Fallen Angel” is currently in the Broadway hit show “JERSEY BOYS”) Helen Reddy, Louise Mandrell, Tom Jones, Ray Charles and many more.
Guy was a founding director of British Music Rights Ltd and was also, for more than a decade, the Chairman of The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters where he led many campaigns against the erosion of composers rights. He continues to be a highly respected voice internationally in the struggle for the maintenance of the value of our copyrights and tirelessly champions the cause of the creator in all industry matters. He was honoured with an OBE for services to British music in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2005.