Hatfield Music Publishing CC (HMP) endeavours to create a one-stop solution that will remove the hassle from having to deal with the business aspect of the music industry; the administration of copyright, licences, registration, royalty payments, etc. This will give you space to do what you do best: glorifying God with your music!
It is our stated aim to do business with integrity when publishing and advertising the songs in our catalogue.
HMP CC was started in July 1996 in the midst of a revival at Hatfield Christian Church (HCC) and many new songs were written and sung at this time. Our first CD was recorded and released by HCC, and was called Church Ablaze and during the following years three further albums were released in this series:
Waves of Glory - 1997
Holy Spirit Come - 1997
In Your Presence - 1999
HMP CC filled a gap in the existing South African market, which was to promote church music to local congregants. In 2008 a live recording was made of the worship at HCC called Staying in Your Presence. Since then, a number of new songwriters have signed with HMP CC where their songs and royalties are well administrated and legally protected.
Where we are today
Since the recording of the 2008 album, we have released 90 original songs, 13 albums and 5 DVD’s. A total of 45 songwriters and composers are currently signed up with us, entrusting their songs to us through distribution deals and copyright contracts. Another HCC worship CD was released in 2014 called Fresh Bread.
Our record label
After some research we decided to expand the publishing company to include our own record label called Turnaround Music.
Our aim is twofold:
to make our expertise available to bridge the gap between the music industry and the local artist.
to bring integrity and transparency back into to the music industry as we redeem the arts together.
Our albums are available here
Director Hatfield Music Publishing & Turnaround Music
Hi! I was born in the Netherlands in 1970 and have been involved in studying and playing music since the age of three. This led to completing three master's degrees in orchestral percussion, orchestral conducting and music education. When I turned 25, I exchanged my playing career for arts education and became the Deputy Director and Project Co-ordinator at a creative arts institution in Holland. I enjoyed teaching orchestral percussion and conducting the orchestras and choirs while leading the
2000-strong institution. Ever since then I have worked with many ensembles, orchestras and bands, as both a conductor and musician.
I became a Christian in 2000 and have had the privilege of working with many organisations, churches and
Presently I am the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of both the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra and the Pretoria Bach Choir. I am deeply moved by the people, potential and cultural diversity of this country: a powerful mix of ingredients for the arts, which could become a mirror to the world.
What we do
HMP CC offers expertise regarding the following:
administration and publishing of song catalogues, and
registration and copyright of songs.
The music publisher’s job is to work with the songs and compositions signed to them.
These need to be promoted and marketed within the music industry, especially to the A&R agents who are always on the lookout for new and exciting artists and songs. Once a song is chosen, it is recorded, produced and marketed by that specific agent’s label.
After releasing the song in the marketplace, the publisher needs to administer the compositional rights related to the lyrics and melody. By doing this, they ensure that the artist receives the appropriate royalties when songs are:
mechanically reproduced or
synchronised to a motion picture.
Consider signing up with us if you live in South Africa and you write songs that are being sung in your local church. Download our Songwriter's Contract.
Get in touch
Tel: +27 12 368 2454
551 January Masilela Drive, Pretoria, 0181