Caswell Buys Back The Farm

Allan CaswellAllan Caswell is one of Australia’s most recorded songwriters and over the years he has been a staff writer for a number of Australia’s biggest publishing companies.

All that changed on January 1st when he completed the negotiations with Albert Music to regain ownership of virtually every song from the last 20 years of his career and the rights to all his future songs.

“Allan Caswell Music Pty Ltd was probably Australia’s smallest publishing company … it just got bigger by nearly 500 songs” Over the years, Caswell’s songs have been recorded internationally by artists of the calibre of Patti Page, Cilla Black, The Irish Rovers, Max Bygraves and Acker Bilk

And locally by a virtual Who’s Who of Australian Country Music including Slim Dusty, Chad Morgan, Smokey Dawson, Arthur Blanch, Reg Poole, Bullamakanka, The Flying Emus, Anne Kirkpatrick, James Blundell, Graeme Connors, Karen Lynne, Col Elliott, Deniese Morrison, Drew McAlister, Doug Ashdown, Tracey Killeen, Rose Carleo, Lou Bradley and Norma O’Hara Murphy.

There have also been recordings by artists like The Living End, Ricky May, The Delltones and, of course, Lynne Hamilton, who gave Caswell his biggest hit in Australia and the UK with “On The Inside”. Caswell also worked for many years with Don Spencer creating a series of hugely successful children’s albums. “I am really excited to be in control of the future of my career … I can pick who I write with, who records my songs and what happens to them … I can become a sort of one stop shop where people can come whenever they are looking for an Allan Caswell song.”

Most of the songs on Caswell’s latest album “Behind Bars” are now published by Allan Caswell Music, including the current hit single “Who Gets The Friends”, which was co-written with the company’s other writer … Allan’s wife Marian.

2011 looks like being an exciting one for Allan Caswell, especially as he already has a Nashville publisher keen to pitch his songs.

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