Eclectic singer-songwriter and producer Santigold has entered an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group announced today (April 17).
The “L.E.S. Artistes” singer has collaborated with the likes of Diplo, Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator, Jay-Z, David Byrne and the Beastie Boys, while artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and Future have sampled her songs. Recently, she co-wrote the music for forthcoming musical film The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies, and she’s currently working on a new album and feature film.
“Santigold has spent her career breaking musical barriers, blending her versatile artistry with bold, distinctive vocals,” Warner Chappell Music co-chair/CEO Guy Moot and co-chair/COO Carianne Marshall said in a joint statement. “She’s a thoroughly original voice, whose work has spanned records, TV, theater, and film, making her a perfect match for our multi-faceted A&R, Sync and Creative Services teams. We’re thrilled to welcome Santigold to our Warner Chappell family and support her craft as she continues to expand her creative universe.”
Added Warner Chappell Music president of A&R, U.S., Ryan Press: “Santi is a creative force who eagerly embraces new sounds and genres. Having known her my entire life, I’m incredibly proud and excited to be on this journey with her. As a singer, songwriter, and performer, she continues to be a trendsetter and take her art to new levels.”
“It’s incredibly refreshing to partner with a company that supports songwriters working across so many different mediums,” said Santigold. “Guy, Carianne, Ryan, [head of international and executive vp of U.S., A&R Shani Gonzales] and the Warner Chappell team provide a really unique environment for innovation and collaboration, and I can’t wait to see what we create together.”