Warner Chappell Music has entered into a global publishing administration agreement with rising superstar Lizzo, covering her existing and future work.
Lizzo has stormed the charts around the world with tracks such as Juice and Truth Hurts.
Her debut album on Atlantic Records, Cuz I Love You, reached No.6 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US as well as breaking into the top of the charts in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and the UK.
Last month Rolling Stone named Cuz I Love You one of the ’50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far’, and several songs from the album have received a wide array of sync placements – in commercials, television shows, movies and more.
“Partnering with Ryan, Guy, Marc and the talented team at Warner Chappell is a dream because they truly understand and respect my craft.”
Lizzo said: “Songwriting has always been a passion of mine even before I started singing, rapping or playing the flute.
“Having people connect to my lyrics is one of the most rewarding things about creating music and I’m so honored that Warner Chappell is giving me this platform to do what I love.
“Partnering with Ryan, Guy, Marc and the talented team at Warner Chappell is a dream because they truly understand and respect my craft. Their support means the world to me and I’m excited to be a part of the team.”
“Lizzo is a truly original artist and songwriter, blessed with a powerhouse voice and effortless flow.”
Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell Music’s Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot, added: “Lizzo is a truly original artist and songwriter, blessed with a powerhouse voice and effortless flow.
“She’s a leader among a new generation of talent shaping pop music, and we’re delighted she’s chosen to be with Warner Chappell.”
“Lizzo is unapologetically her bold, clever, creative self at all times.”
Ryan Press, Warner Chappell Music
WCM’s President of A&R, US, Ryan Press, said: “Lizzo is unapologetically her bold, clever, creative self at all times.
“Her energy, honesty, and positivity are infectious, and as a songwriter, rapper & singer, she is doing things that no one else is doing.”
Pictured [Left-Right]: Brandra Ringo, Sr. Dir. of Urban A&R, WCM; Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO, WCM; Lizzo, Singer/Rapper/Songwriter; Ryan Press, President of US A&R, WCM; Marc Wilson, Sr. Dir. of A&R, WCM)
Photo Credit: Michel FaliskiMusic Business Worldwide