The new outfit will also create new opportunities for its writers to work across his extensive network of media formats and projects: The X Factor is still going strong internationally. At launch, Syco Publishing is home to songwriters Lucy Spraggan and John Samuel Gerhart, as well as song catalog rights for hits from Fifth Harmony and James Arthur, as well as Camila Cabello’s Havana and Sangria Wine with Pharrell Williams. Cowell is on the record saying he wants to “develop new songwriters” – with his track record, it’s a tantalising prospect for those after that first publishing deal.