A nontraditional deal with Lionsgate finds the 17-year-old curating a major soundtrack.
The Hunger Games franchise has a new heroine on the horizon: Lorde. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter has been commissioned by Lionsgate and music publisher Songs to deliver the first single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. She’ll also select the artists who will contribute original recordings to an “inspired by” soundtrack. She has reportedly finished a demo and already reached out to more than a dozen artists.
“It’s a nontraditional deal,” says Songs head of creative licensing Carianne Marshall. “Lionsgate had to be flexible -- there was quite a bit of back and forth. Lorde was not going to do this without complete creative freedom.”