UK grime songwriter, DJ and producer Swifter Beater has singed a global publishing agreement with Warner Chappell.
Beater has worked with some of the biggest names in UK grime, having released his own music and produced songs for the likes of Bugzy Malone, Giggs, JME, Kano and Wiley. His musical influences extend across bassline, drum and bass, hip-hop, grime and UK garage.
Amber Davis, creative director, A&R, Warner/Chappell Music UK, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Swifta Beater to Warner/Chappell. He is a phenomenal talent whose beats and productions have been right at the heart of grime’s resurgence and momentous growth. I can’t wait to see how he continues to develop as a songwriter and an artist.”
“It's such a pleasure being alongside the talented artists and producers that Warner/Chappell has,” Beater added. “Thanks to Amber, I have no doubt that I can continue to be myself creatively and push my sound even further.”
Beater produced Man Don’t Care by JME feat. Giggs, which received critical acclaim and sold more than 250,000 copies. He also produced 3 Wheel-Ups by Kano feat. Giggs and worked with Giggs on his Landlord album, which charted at No.2 in the UK.
Picture (l-r): Guv (Catalyst management), Amber Davis (creative director, A&R, Warner/Chappell Music UK), Swifta Beater and Mike Smith (managing director, Warner/Chappell Music UK).