All About That Bass writer signs Sony/ATV deal

Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Kevin Kadish has signed a worldwide administration deal with Sony/ATV.

The long-term agreement includes the global hit All About That Bass, which Kadish co-wrote with Meghan Trainor.

The track has been a No.1 hit around the world, including spending the last six weeks topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO, said: “We’re really excited at Sony/ATV to have Kevin Kadish as an exclusive songwriter. ‘All About That Bass’ is clearly one of the biggest songs of the year and we know there is a lot more to come from him.”

Danny Strick, Sony/ATV Co-president, said: “We are thrilled to have signed Kevin and look forward to working with him as a key player on the Sony/ATV roster. The international success of ‘All About That Bass’ is a testament to his abilities as a writer and producer. We are looking forward to seeking new collaborative opportunities for him across the globe.”

Kevin Kadish said: “I’m excited to start this new chapter in my career with Sony/ATV. From their amazing creative staff, to their thorough collections, I think they’re the perfect fit for me. I’m honored to be in the Sony family.”

All About That Bass has to date sold 2.7 million downloads in the States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and been certified two-times platinum by the RIAA, while topping the Hot 100 chart as well as Billboard’s Digital, Radio and Streaming countdowns simultaneously.

All About That Bass has also hit No.1 in the UK, Germany, Canada and Australia. Kadish has co-penned and produced Trainor’s next single Lips Are Movin’, and has eight co-writes lined up on her debut album – expected to be released by Epic Records late this year.

Besides Trainor, he has worked with a diverse range of other artists, including Miley Cyrus, American Idol winners Kris Allen and Taylor Hicks, Jason Mraz, Meat Loaf, Willie Nelson, former Journey frontman Steve Perry and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx.Music Business Worldwide

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