Warner Chappell Music Signs Top German Rapper RIN
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Top German rapper RIN has signed a global publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. RIN’s two albums, Eros and Nimmerland (Neverland), have already been lauded as deutschrap classics, making him one of the most-streamed artists in Germany.
RIN started out as a rapper at a young age and achieved chart success in 2017 with his debut Eros, which was released independently by Division Recordings. The album went to No. 3 in Germany and also hit the Top 10 in Austria and Switzerland. It stayed on the German Top 100 chart for 29 weeks and went on to win the prestigious 1Live Krone award for Best Album. Critics hailed the way RIN subverted the norms of deutschrap to create a refreshing new sound.
His mixtape, Planet Megatron, followed in 2018, featuring the single ‘Dior 2001’, which went to No. 4 on the German charts and was certified Gold after reaching more than 105 million streams.
His second album, Nimmerland (Neverland) was released in 2019 and hit No. 3 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in addition to staying in the Top 100 for 32 weeks. The album has gone on to achieve 15 Gold awards and 1 Platinum award, with more than 500 million streams across all platforms. Nimmerland was also the first record by RIN to feature guest artists, with big names including Bausa, Bilderbuch, Luciano and Sido appearing on the album. The album’s title is a nod to Peter Pan, the story of a boy who never grew up, and it addresses many of the struggles associated with coming of age in modern society.
RIN collaborates closely with Alexis Troy on his music, who is one of the most successful producers in Germany, in addition to Elvir Omerbegovic, Owner and Managing Director of Selfmade Records.
RIN says: “This feels like a great time to sign to Warner Chappell Music. I have a lot of respect for the rappers who are already with the publisher, and I know I’ll be in good company. I have several projects in the pipeline right now, and I can’t wait to share more music with my fans and perform live again as soon as possible!”
Natascha Augustin, Senior Creative Director, A&R, Warner Chappell Music Germany, adds: “RIN has quickly become a top hitmaker in Germany’s rap scene. His pioneering music has helped redefine the genre and has given us some of the modern classics of German rap. With his distinctive style, he has all the prerequisites to shape the future of rap in Germany over the long-term.”
Source Warner Music Group
August 4, 2021 10:00am ET by Pressparty