Sony Music Publishing UK Signs Global Deal with Naomi Kimpenu


Sony Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing UK today announced the signing of breakthrough singer, songwriter and producer Naomi Kimpenu to a worldwide publishing agreement.

East London native Naomi Kimpenu has quickly established herself as one of today’s most exciting new talents with her award-winning EP Prelude, featuring powerful hits such as “Only” and “Who I Am.”

Written, recorded and produced by Naomi, Prelude earned her the prestigious Rising Star honor at the 2022 Ivor Novello Awards in recognition of her creative achievements and songwriting skill. She has also received acclaim from the likes of Jack Saunders and Sian Eleri on BBC Radio 1, Jess Iszatt on BBC Music Introducing, Dan Alani on Reprezent Radio and many more.

“The making of this EP was such a transformative experience. Writing, producing and recording the project really showed me what I'm capable of. It has been such a tremendous year for me as an artist. It's been filled with so many iconic moments,” said Naomi. “From winning the Ivor Novello Rising Star Award to recording my EP Live at Abbey Road Studios. It feels like the beginning of my legacy. It's such an exciting time in my life. Signing my first ever publishing deal with Sony is such an incredible and surreal feeling.”

On September 30, Naomi released a live version of Prelude which was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. Additionally, she unveiled some brand-new video content to commemorate the landmark project.

Sony Music Publishing UK Co-Managing Director Tim Major said, “Naomi is an exceptional talent with a very bright future ahead of her. The fact that she solely wrote, recorded and produced her stunning debut EP is a testament to her creativity, determination and vision. She is a real force and we feel so lucky to be given the opportunity to support and cherish such an amazing person in the next phase of her career.”

Sony Music Publishing UK VP Creative, Sync Sarah ‘Pixie’ Pickering said, “It’s such an honour to be working alongside the special talent that is Naomi. Not only is she a wonderful performer and songwriter, but she is also an inspiration to all young female songwriters, creating and producing everything herself. These attributes, alongside her warmth and energy make her such an exciting prospect for both sync and bespoke projects and we cannot wait to watch her success unfold.”

December 12, 2022 3:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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