Tom Hugo is a platinum-awarded songwriter with catchy melody-hooks as his nerdy superpower. He moved to Hamburg to concur the world as a recording artist with folky sunshine-pop as his weapon of choice, but eventually ended up breaking internationally as a songwriter through songs written with twice Echo (German Grammy) nominated afro-soul artist Y’akoto. He signed his first publishing-deal with Universal in 2009. In 2012, Tom discovered J-pop for the first time, and the following year he had his first cut with Korean superstars SHINee. Since then, Tom Hugo has co-written multiple songs on #1 selling singles/ albums in Japan including the TVXQ/Tohoshinki-hit «Very Merry Xmas». Tom has no limitations when it comes to musical styles (or markets to write for), and is currently a true «citizen of the world» traveling between sessions in Berlin, Los Angeles, Beijing and Tokyo.
Tom has worked with a long list of co-writers, amongst them A-list names like Herbie Chriclow (Backstreet Boys, Robyn) Michael Jay (Celine Dion, Eminem), Alex Geringas (Kelly Clarkson), Tebey (One Direction) and Steven Lee (150+ #1s in Japan). As a multi-instumentalist and jack of many trades, Tom can both topline and produce. His latest production is the current single from Y’akoto “All I Want (Warner 2017). Tom Hugo is signed to BMG Rights management worldwide except for in Asia, where he works with local publishers.