Beyoncé is keeping it in the family — at least when it comes to her publishing. The superstar has signed a global publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, just days after the company announced a deal with her husband, Jay-Z, and his Roc Nation conglomerate.
It’s a huge, well timed win for Warner/Chappell, which is already home to Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry and Dr. Dre: The company will administer Bey’s next album, which, after her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show and HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, is perhaps the most anticipated of the year. Beyoncé will also hit the road with The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe on April 15, then she comes back stateside to perform at the BET Experience on June 28.
Beyoncé was brought over to the company by esteemed exec Jon Platt, who signed her, Drake and others during his tenure as president of North America creative at EMI Music Publishing before taking the same position at Warner/Chappell last September. "It's an honor to join Warner/Chappell Music and to continue working with my friend Jon Platt," Beyoncé said in a press release. "I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership."
Platt was equally effusive about his client. "I am always inspired by her drive, her creative vision and the breadth of her talents as a songwriter, performer and artist," he said of Beyoncé. "Everyone at Warner/Chappell is honored to have the opportunity to serve this ground-breaking superstar as she continues to evolve, growing her incredible catalog of songs and producing some truly extraordinary new music."
Warner/Chappell also recently signed hit-making producer Mike Will Made It.
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