Sony/ATV extends worldwide agreement with Jack Antonoff
Nominated twice at Grammy Awards, including for Album Of The Year
(Los Angeles – January 22, 2018) – Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff who has scored No. 1 hits over the past year with Taylor Swift, Lorde and Pink.
The new, long-term agreement covers Antonoff’s work with artists such as Swift, including his contributions to her 2017 album Reputation, Lorde, Pink and Sara Bareilles as well as taking in future compositions. He has received two nominations at the 60th annual Grammy Awards taking place in New York City this coming Sunday, including for Album Of The Year for Lorde’s Melodrama.
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “Jack is a much-loved part of the Sony/ATV family and I couldn’t be prouder of his success, especially over this past year when he has enjoyed a run of No. 1 successes as well as receiving two Grammy nominations. He is one of the most talented and successful songwriters in music today, which is why so many of the world’s biggest artists want to work with him. I am very happy that Jack will continue to be part of our team.”
Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S. Rick Krim said: “We are thrilled to be extending our deal with Jack. He is one of the hardest-working writers around and it is so gratifying to see that pay off with the success he is currently having. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for Jack.”
Sony/ATV SVP and Co-Head of West Coast A&R Jennifer Knoepfle said: “Jack is truly one in a million. His passion and enthusiasm for music is never ending, and I continue to be blown away by his commitment to pushing boundaries, his boundaries especially. It’s an honor to be a part of his team. “
Jack Antonoff said: “Sony/ATV has believed in me before I had any songs on the radio or any songs that sold more than a couple hundred copies. That means the world to me.”
Jack Antonoff’s manager Tyler Childs said: “Sony/ATV is family to us. We’re lucky to work with creative, artist-first executives such as Marty, Rick and Jennifer. They represent the best of the best and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our relationship with them.”
Jack Antonoff rounded off a remarkable 2017 by picking up two nominations at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. His songwriting and production on Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama landed him a nomination for Album Of The Year, while he is also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”, which was a worldwide hit for Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik.
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” became Antonoff’s first big songwriting hit of last year, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and reaching the U.K. top five. Further success with long-time collaborator Swift followed with “Look What You Made Me Do”, which the pair wrote, debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 last September and becoming her first ever U.K. singles chart-topper. It is one of six Antonoff songs on Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation, which sold 1.2 million copies in its week of release in the U.S. where it became the biggest-selling album of the year. As well as debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also topped charts in a number of other territories, including the U.K., Canada and Australia.
Antonoff additionally worked on 2017 albums by Lorde, Pink and St. Vincent. He co-wrote and produced Lorde’s Melodrama, which debuted at No. 1 in the States, while he was one of the writers and producers of Pink’s album Beautiful Trauma, which entered at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K. and a number of other territories. He was also the main songwriting collaborator on St. Vincent’s album MASSEDUCTAION, which debuted in the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.
Besides his work last year with other acts, his own recording outfit Bleachers issued their third studio set Gone Now, which became a Billboard Alternative and Rock Top 10 album and included the Alternative top three hit “Don’t Take The Money”.
In addition to his latest Grammy nominations, Antonoff previously won Grammys for Album Of The Year for Swift’s 1989 and Song Of The Year and Best New Artist with the band fun. He was nominated for a Golden Globe with Swift for the song “Sweeter Than Friction”, which featured on the soundtrack of the movie One Chance.
He co-wrote the multi-platinum hit “Brave” and “Chasing the Sun” for Sara Bareilles’ Grammy-nominated Album of the Year The Blessed Unrest, while other artists he has worked with include Sia, Rachel Platten and Fifth Harmony.
He also has a joint venture with Sony/ATV called Rough Customer, which focuses primarily on growing his team of collaborators and partnering with artists. Its first signing was the highly-acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Claire Boucher aka Grimes.
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Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995, is the world’s leading music publisher. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights, including those of EMI Music Publishing and iconic music catalogs such as Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV also controls many of the best known songs ever written such as “New York, New York”, “Hallelujah”, “All You Need Is Love”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Moon River”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “The Mission Impossible Theme”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Over the Rainbow”, “Stand By Me”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ in the Rain”. In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, The Supremes, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists, writers and producers includes Avicii, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Sam Smith, Stargate, Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.
January 22, 2018 10:37am ET by Sony/ATV Music Publishing