Sony/ATV UK Signs Hitmaker Labrinth to Worldwide Publishing Deal
Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Labrinth, the London-born singer-songwriter and producer who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj…
Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Labrinth, the London-born singer-songwriter and producer who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, and is also a member of super-group LSD.
“Labrinth is one of a kind — he is a mastermind of lyrics and melody, and his music stands the test of time,” said Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Jon Platt in a statement. “I’m proud to welcome Labrinth to Sony/ATV and support his massive talent moving forward.”
Labrinth began his career as a songwriter and producer, working on hits like Tinie Tempah‘s “Pass Out” and Emeli Sandé‘s “Beneath Your Beautiful.” In the years since, he has continued to bolster his producer resume — last year, he co-produced Beyoncé‘s Grammy-nominated “Spirit” and West’s Jesus Is King track “God Is” — while also taking the spotlight as an artist himself. He forms one-third of LSD alongside Sia and Diplo, and in 2019 he composed the series score for HBO’s acclaimed teen drama Euphoria and released his second album, Imagination & the Misfit Kid, including the standout track “Mount Everest.”
“I could not be happier that Labrinth is joining the Sony/ATV family — he is one of only few geniuses on this planet, and the music he makes is true art,” said Sony/ATV UK president and co-managing director David Ventura.
“I’m really happy to be working with Jon, David and their great teams,” said Labrinth. “I am grateful to have their support and knowledge — I look forward to what the future holds together.”
Added Labrinth’s management team, Lateral Management co-founder/managing partner Jamie Binns and Maverick partner Adam Leber: “The passion Jon and David have shown for Labrinth and his music has been immense. We are very pleased to be working with a Sony/ATV team that has so much drive, talent and focus. Congratulations to all on this fresh energetic partnership.”