Siobhan Fahey has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. It covers her co-writes for the Bananarama and Shakespears Sister catalogues, as well as music recorded under her own name and songs written for other artists.
As revealed in the current issue of Music Week, Fahey inked the deal with Warner/Chappell managing director Mike Smith (pictured with Fahey and Fascination Management’s Peter Loraine). The deal comes ahead of the comeback tour for Bananarama, scheduled for November and December 2017.
“It felt like the time was right to get those compositions represented as brilliantly as possible,” Peter Loraine told Music Week. “Warner/Chappell is a really excellent team of people. Mike was a really big supporter and fan of Siobhan. They connected immediately and it really felt like a perfect home for her. I loved the fact that he knew all of Siobhan’s songs. He’s up for developing ideas for her writing moving forward, and also looking to seek new opportunities [for the catalogue].”
Mike Smith said: “Siobhan is one of the most accomplished female songwriters this country has ever produced. Both Bananarama and Shakespears Sister enjoyed enormous creative and commercial success. We’re delighted to represent Siobhan’s incredible catalogue and also look forward to supporting her on new songwriting projects.”
Siobhan Fahey added: “It’s an exciting time for me right now as I’m heading out on tour as part of Bananarama for the first time in 30 years. I’m also continuing to write solo material and work with a great range of other artists. I’m so pleased to start a relationship with Warner/Chappell at this point, as I open the latest chapter of my career.”
As well as scoring hits with Bananarama, Fahey spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1 with Shakespears Sister’s Stay and topped the charts as co-writer of The Bluebells’ version of Young at Heart.