Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Extends Songwriter Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Tame Impala photographed at Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 4, 2019.

Tame Impala maestro Kevin Parker has extended his exclusive songwriter agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to cover global representation of his future works.

The multihyphenate Western Australian artist originally signed with the music publishing giant for representation in Australia back in 2009, ahead of Tame Impala’s debut album release InnerSpeaker.

Parker’s career has been on the rise ever since. Tame Impala’s third album Currents, from 2015, was a global chart hit and scored the BRIT Award for best international group, beating out the likes of U2.

The psychedelic pop outfit’s latest album The Slow Rush opened at No. 1 in Australia last month and gave Parker and Co. career-best chart positions in the U.S. and U.K.

“I am a huge fan of Kevin Parker,” comments Jon Platt, chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV, in a statement. “He is an incredible songwriter whose impressive ascent with Tame Impala makes him one of the premier creators and musicians of the past decade. Kevin's creative and professional relationship with Damian and the passionate team at Sony/ATV Australia has achieved great success, and we are well positioned globally to provide seamless support for this next dynamic phase of Kevin's career."

Recorded, produced and mixed by Parker, The Slow Rush debuted at No. 3 in the U.K. and U.S., and impacted the top 10 in Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Austria and elsewhere.

Having represented Parker in Australia for more than 10 years, Damian Trotter, managing director of Sony/ATV Australia says he’s “incredibly proud and excited that Sony/ATV is now extending our publishing agreement with Kevin for the rest of the world.” Parker, he adds, “is a once in a generation artist and I believe he is only just scratching the surface of his potential."

As a writer and producer, Parker has worked with the likes of Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel and A$AP Rocky.

"I'm super excited to be re-signing with Sony/ATV and extending my relationship with them from Australia to worldwide. Damian Trotter has become my good friend and someone I can rely on to take good care of my words and melodies,” adds Parker. “It's also an honor to now be working with such a legendary figure in music as Jon Platt.”

Tame Impala will support the new album with a north American trek, kicking off in May. The alternative rockers will warm up with an arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.


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