Lauren Spencer Smith has signed her first global publishing deal with Warner Chappell. The news rounds out her already impressive team, comprised of Shawn Mendes manager Andrew Gertler and a recording contract with Island Records and Republic Records.
At just 18 years old, the former American Idol contestant has already scored a mainstream pop hit, with her song “Fingers Crossed” climbing to No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January. Her single “Flowers” has also garnered attention, reaching No. 55 on the Hot 100 in April. Spencer Smith co-writes all of her own music.
“I’m so grateful to begin this new chapter of my songwriting journey with Warner Chappell and to join their amazing roster of clients,” said Spencer Smith in a statement. Since I first met with Guy Moot, Rich Christina and Katy Wolaver, they understood my artistic vision, appreciated my artistry and most importantly felt like family.”
Warner Chappell Music senior vp of A&R Katy Wolaver added, “Lauren is well on her way to becoming the voice of her generation. Her music is filled with relatable and unfiltered lyrics as well as stunning vocals, and she has this natural star power that all of us at Warner Chappell believe in.”
“Lauren is one of the most extraordinary young singer-songwriters in pop music today,” chimed in Warner Chappell Music senior vp of A&R and venture partners Rich Christina. “She’s a one-of-a-kind talent with a long bright future ahead. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome her into the Warner Chappell family.”
Spencer Smith was represented by Doug Mark, Mark Music and Media Law.