Named Best New Artist at 2006 Juno Awards.
Famous Music has sealed a publishing administration deal with Daniel Powter, whose "Bad Day" has stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 15 weeks.
The deal, which covers the United States and Canada, includes Powter's interest in all the tracks on his self-titled Warner Bros. album. Nielsen SoundScan figures show that Powter has sold 479,000 physical and digital albums plus 1.9 million single digital downloads in the United States since the first digital release in July 2005. The album was released in April.
“We are thrilled to be associated with Daniel, who is one of the most promising new songwriter/artists today,” says Ira Jaffe, Famous Music president/COO.
“Bad Day” was used extensively by “American Idol,” with Powter performing the song live in May. It has been featured in numerous shows including the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and the 2006 NBA Playoffs.
Canadian-born Powter was named Best New Artist at the 2006 Juno Awards. He is currently touring the United States.
Carol Spencer, Famous Music senior creative director, helped broker the deal.
Famous Music, helmed by Irwin Z. Robinson, is a division of global entertainment content company Viacom.