Reservoir and PopArabia have signed In2Musica — the label, publisher and production house of Lebanese star Nancy Ajram — to a global publishing deal. This includes the Ajram’s owned full back catalog as well as future works.
Warner Chappell has signed a global publishing deal with Sharon Van Etten. A renowned indie rock artist and songwriter, news of the deal arrives shortly after Van Etten was shortlisted for Best Original Song at the 2024 Academy Awards for “Quiet Eyes” from Past Lives.
Position Music has signed Austin Powerz to a worldwide publishing deal. A songwriter and producer to Drake, Meek Mill and Lil Durk, among others, Powerz is perhaps best known for working on Drake’s hit “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” ft. Rick Ross.
Just Isn’t Music, the publishing arm of Ninja Tune, has joined IMPEL, an international collective licensing agency that represents digital music publishing rights. The Just Isn’t Music roster includes Thundercat, The Cinematic Orchestra, ODESZA, Bonobo, Young Fathers, Flying Lotus, Andreya Triana, Nova Twins, Black Country, New Road, The Heavy and Roots Manuva.
Rogét Chahayed’s TruSauce Publishing has signed artist and producer Pale Jay to a global publishing deal. Along with releasing his own music, Jay also has cuts with Erick the Architect, Jenevieve and more on the way.
Warner Chappell has signed Brittney Spencer to a global publishing agreement. In 2021, the country singer-songwriter had a breakout hit with the independently released “Sober & Skinny” which amassed millions of streams, but she has been sharing the stage with acts like Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, The Highwomen, Reba, Bobby Weir, Brandi Carlile, and Maren Morris for many years. “Signing my first publishing deal in my 10th year of living in Nashville has to be the biggest cliche, and I wear it like a badge of honor,” she jokes.
Spirit Music Nashville / Fluid Music Revolution has renewed its publishing deal with Nathan Barlowe. Though he is a successful writer, penning songs recorded by artists like Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Ayron Jones and Newsboys, Barlowe is also the frontman of pop rock act Luna Halo.
Warner Chappell and Space Colonel Publishing have signed Joey Green to a global publishing deal. Though he is perhaps known as a contestant on The Voice, the country singer-songwriter has also shared the stage with artists like Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum, Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers, Kevin Fowler, Sean McConnell, Sam Riggs, and Giovannie and the Hired Guns.