Warner Chappell Music has signed Australian artist Tones and I.
The publishing company will administer the artist’s new and existing compositions globally, excluding Australia and New Zealand.
The singer-songwriter, who was discovered while busking and living out of her van in Byron Bay, hit No.1 in Australia, Norway, and Sweden with her ARIA double platinum-certified single, Dance Monkey.
The track has been streamed 80 million times globally and became the first single from a female soloist since 2008 to own the No.1 spot on the ARIA charts for four consecutive weeks.
It follows Johnny Run Away, the debut single from Tones and I, which has also been certified platinum in Australia.
Her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, was released earlier today (August 29) on all streaming platforms through Elektra Records
“At Warner Chappell, we strive to foster a unique creative culture that nurtures and promotes brilliant original talents like Tones and I, who shares our passion for crafting meaningful songs that move audiences across the globe.”
Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music
Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, Warner Chappell Music added: “At Warner Chappell, we strive to foster a unique creative culture that nurtures and promotes brilliant original talents like Tones and I, who shares our passion for crafting meaningful songs that move audiences across the globe.
“We’re honored Tones and I chose us as her publisher and look forward to helping shape her blossoming career.”
Ryan Press, President, A&R, US, Warner Chappell Music: “Tones and I is now one of Australia’s biggest singer-songwriters, and her rise has been no accident.”
Senior Director of A&R, David Goldsen, said: “Her electrifying voice and charismatic lyrics are like nothing else out there. The world is catching on quickly, and she’s going to be an important artist for years to come.”
“It means the world that Ryan, David and the Warner Chappell team believe so much in me as a songwriter.”
Tones and I
Tones and I added: “It means the world that Ryan, David and the Warner Chappell team believe so much in me as a songwriter,.
“They’ve worked with some seriously amazing talent and have incredible instincts about fostering creativity and collaborations. It’s a dream to have their support.Music Business Worldwide