It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our friend and Songwriting Charity patron Rupert Hine.
Rupert was quite simply an inspirational human. A hero. As a songwriter, musician and producer his ability to draw out the best in people culminated in hundreds and hundreds of hit albums over a career spanning more than 50 years, always striving in his own words to ‘paint pictures with sound’.
He loved technology and was always ahead of the game putting artists and creators first - co founding OCL and developing tech that rewards creators fairly for their hard work and talent.
We have been fortunate to know you Rupert and call you a friend. Thank you for believing in all of us here at the Songwriting Charity and for your love and support over the years. We have such wonderful memories that we will always hold close to our hearts. We'll miss you dearly.
Our thoughts are with his wife Fay, his son Kingsley and his many friends all over the world.
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