First Access Entertainment inks global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell

First Access Entertainment inks global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell

First Access Entertainment has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.

The new deal will see Warner/Chappell represent First Access Entertainment’s publishing roster for synchronisation in film, TV, advertising and media, as well as providing global copyright administration.

Included in the deal are songwriters and artists Liam Bailey, Ray Djan and Ashton Foster (PKA Culture X Tones), Dwayne Alo, BB Diamond, Parri$ and Team Salut.

Commenting on the agreement, Sarah Stennett, First Access co-founder and CEO, said: “I'm very much looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the incredible team at Warner/Chappell on developing and maximising the full scope of our artist’s repertoire across a broad range of media and entertainment platforms.”

Jon Platt, chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music, added: "We're very pleased to partner with the terrific team at First Access Entertainment. This partnership maximizes the skills of our two companies, and together we look forward to building long, successful careers for diverse and accomplished songwriters, now and in the future.”

Stennett, who won the coveted Strat at this year’s Music Week Awards, co-founded First Access Entertainment with Len Blavatnik of Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. Throughout her career she has managed a number of high-profile artists, including Conor Maynard, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Zayn Malik.

You can read Music Week’s Big Interview with Stennett here.

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