BOI-1DA Has penned hits for superstars including Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Cardi B Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term global deal with the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Boi-1da. The new agreement takes Sony/ATV’s relationship with the world-renowned Toronto talent into a second decade and covers his entire catalog, including hits he has penned for Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Cardi B and many other artists. [...]
Chicago welcomed hometown favorite, Kanye West, with open arms for his Sunday Service Experience this past weekend. Following a rousing performance on Chicago’s Northerly Island with an estimated 10,000 attendees, thousands of church goers packed into the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (led by senior pastor and gospel music sensation, Charles Jenkins) for Sunday Service: Part Two. When asked how this came about, Jenkins shared, “About 6 months ago I was talking to Kanye and he was saying how so many people are in so much pain and in need of hope. [...]
How important is music publishing? Well, in 2017 consumer spending on music generated more than $20 billion but music businesses, including labels and publishers, took almost $10 billion, while artists received just $5.1 billion and most of the artist revenue came from touring. Let us also not forget that in 2016 Sony bought the 50% hold the Michael Jackson estate had on Sony/ATV publishing for $750 million. Long story short, there is a lot of money to be made in music publishing which is why new artists really need to understand how music publishing works. While everyone in the [...]
This past weekend, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) hosted its first ever BMI branded stage at ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, GA. Set in the amphitheater in Centennial Olympic Park, the stage showcased the incredible talent of emerging BMI singer/songwriters. On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, music lovers were treated to sets by ten of the industry’s hottest acts and some of Atlanta’s finest homegrown talent including Kodie Shane, Yung Baby Tate, Tayla Parx, Trinidad James, and Lloyd. Click the links below for high res photos from all the performances on the BMI stage: *Photo Credit: Tony J. [...]
From L-R, David Gray, courtesy of UMPG; Walter Jones, photo by Ron Goodman Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that David Gray and Walter Jones have been named Co-Heads, A&R. Gray has relocated to New York City and Jones will continue to be based in Santa Monica. As UMPG continues to accelerate its best-in-class, global publishing strategy, the appointments strengthen the company’s top creative leadership. Helming UMPG’s bi-coastal U.S. [...]
DEF JAM RECORDINGS FORTIFIES EXECUTIVE TEAM, PROMOTING RODNEY SHEALEY TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LABEL Theda Sandiford Promoted to Senior Vice President, CommerceDef Jam Recordings, in a strategic move to strengthen and restructure the top levels of its executive leadership team, has promoted the widely respected label veteran Rodney Shealey to Executive Vice President of the label, and has promoted Theda Sandiford to Senior Vice President, Commerce, it was announced today by Paul Rosenberg, Chairman & CEO, Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG). In his newly expanded role, Mr. [...]
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer...
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer King Princess. At just 20 years of age, the Brooklyn native (born Mikaela Straus) is fast emerging as a modern pop icon. Mark Ronson described her as a “prodigy in the making” as she became the first signing to his label Zelig Records, which released her now-lauded debut single “1950. Sony/ATV SVP, A&R Jennifer Knoepfle said: “Mikaela is one of the most authentic and creative artists I’ve seen debut in the last decade. [...]