Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed indie-pop singer, songwriter and producer King Princess to a worldwide deal covering her full catalog.
The 20-year-old Brooklyn native born Mikaela Straus splashed onto the scene in February 2018 with her tender debut single “1950,” a tribute to Patricia Highsmith‘s 1952 novel The Price of Salt. She’s the first signee to Mark Ronson‘s Zelig Records, which released “1950” along with her Make My Bed EP last June.
“Mikaela is one of the most authentic and creative artists I’ve seen debut in the last decade,” shared Sony/ATV senior vp A&R Jennifer Knoepfle. “She has an uncanny ability to convey her message and purpose through her wildly imaginative songwriting.”
The news comes ahead of King Princess’ debut album, Cheap Queen, out Oct. 25 from Zelig/Columbia Records and featuring contributions from Tobias Jesso Jr., Father John Misty and The Dap-Kings. Straus, who grew up around her father’s Mission Sound recording studio in Brooklyn and has since relocated to Los Angeles, will perform at Austin City Limits Festival on Oct. 4 ahead of a national North American tour.
Added King Princess’ managers, Andrew DiDio and Adam Herzog of Fated Future: “Jenn Knoepfle and Sony/ATV have proven beyond any doubt their understanding of this artist as well as their own appreciation of our dedication to developing all dimensions of King Princess’ career. We look very forward to what the future holds with her and the Sony/ATV family worldwide.”