Monday, January 22, 2018

Sony/ATV renews global deal with hit songwriter Jack Antonoff | Music Business Worldwide

Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff has extended his global deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Antonoff has scored No. 1 hits over the past year with Taylor Swift, Lorde and Pink.

He has received two nominations at the 60th annual Grammy Awards taking place in New York City this coming Sunday, including for Album Of The Year for Lorde’s Melodrama.

He is also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”, which was a worldwide hit for Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik.

Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “Jack is a much-loved part of the Sony/ATV family and I couldn’t be prouder of his success, especially over this past year when he has enjoyed a run of No. 1 successes as well as receiving two Grammy nominations.

“He is one of the most talented and successful songwriters in music today, which is why so many of the world’s biggest artists want to work with him. I am very happy that Jack will continue to be part of our team.”

Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S. Rick Krim said: “We are thrilled to be extending our deal with Jack. He is one of the hardest-working writers around and it is so gratifying to see that pay off with the success he is currently having. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for Jack.”

“Jack is one of the most talented and successful songwriters in music today, which is why so many of the world’s biggest artists want to work with him.”

Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV SVP and Co-Head of West Coast A&R Jennifer Knoepfle said: “Jack is truly one in a million. His passion and enthusiasm for music is never ending, and I continue to be blown away by his commitment to pushing boundaries, his boundaries especially. It’s an honor to be a part of his team. “

Jack Antonoff said: “Sony/ATV has believed in me before I had any songs on the radio or any songs that sold more than a couple hundred copies. That means the world to me.”

Jack Antonoff’s manager Tyler Childs said: “Sony/ATV is family to us. We’re lucky to work with creative, artist-first executives such as Marty, Rick and Jennifer. They represent the best of the best and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our relationship with them.”

Antonoff contributed to six songs on Taylor Swift’s latest album, Reputation, which which sold 1.2 million copies in its week of release in the U.S. where it became the biggest-selling album of 2017.

Those songs included “Look What You Made Me Do”, which debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 last September and became Swift’s first ever U.K. singles chart-topper.

Additionally, Antonoff was one of the writers and producers of Pink’s album Beautiful Trauma, which entered at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K. and a number of other territories.

He was also the main songwriting collaborator on St. Vincent’s album MASSEDUCTAION, which debuted in the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.

Besides his work last year with other acts, Antonoff’s own recording outfit Bleachers issued their third studio set Gone Now, which became a Billboard Alternative and Rock Top 10 album and included the Alternative top three hit “Don’t Take The Money”.

In addition to his latest Grammy nominations, Antonoff previously won Grammys for Album Of The Year for Swift’s 1989 and Song Of The Year and Best New Artist with the band fun.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe with Swift for the song “Sweeter Than Friction”, which featured on the soundtrack of the movie One Chance.

He co-wrote the multi-platinum hit “Brave” and “Chasing the Sun” for Sara Bareilles’ Grammy-nominated Album of the Year The Blessed Unrest, while other artists he has worked with include Sia, Rachel Platten and Fifth Harmony.

Antonoff also has a joint venture with Sony/ATV called Rough Customer, which focuses primarily on growing his team of collaborators and partnering with artists.

Its first signing was acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Claire Boucher, aka Grimes.Music Business Worldwide


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