Drake has signed with ASCAP, the company’s VP of Rhythm & Soul Membership, Nicole George-Middleton, told Billboard exclusively today (April 1).
"For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect," Drake says. "As an organization run by music creators, ASCAP represents a whole community of kindred spirits. Joining ASCAP was just a natural choice for me because I know my music is in the best possible hands."
Drake is joining a roster that includes his longtime friend and producer, Noah "40" Shebib. He had previously been with BMI.
"We are really excited to build on our longstanding relationship with Drake’s team," George-Middleton added. "Working from the beginning with his collaborators Noah '40' Shebib and Boi-1da, it felt only right to have Drake join the ASCAP family."
"We¹re thrilled to now officially count Drake among our many multi-talented members," ASCAP EVP of Membership Randy Grimmett mentioned. "This new addition only strengthens ASCAP¹s reputation as home to the world¹s greatest songwriters. We can¹t wait to see what¹s to come for Drake in the future."
Drake is currently working on his third studio album, "Nothing Was the Same." The album's first single, "Started From the Bottom," currently sits at No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at No. 2 on Rap Songs.
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