Ava Max inks joint co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Artist Publishing Group

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and Artist Publishing Group (APG) have entered into a joint co-publishing agreement with rising pop star and songwriter, Ava Max.

The singer/songwriter released her breakout single Sweet but Psycho in mid-2018, reaching No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.1 in more than 25 countries, including Germany, Finland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Ava Max (Artist Partner Group/Atlantic Records) landed her first hit single in 2017 when she teamed up with Nü Disco producer Le Youth for the track Clap Your Hands.

Max’s 2018 debut single Sweet but Psycho” became a global smash, earning RIAA-certified platinum status and peaking at No.1 on US Pop Radio.

In early 2019, she also topped Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart for 10 consecutive weeks off the strength of the song.

Max’s next single So Am I landed at No.5 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

“Ava’s show-stopping vocals and sensational songwriting prove she is a true pop icon in the making, and we look forward to contributing to her growing success.

Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music

“Ava’s show-stopping vocals and sensational songwriting prove she is a true pop icon in the making, and we look forward to contributing to her growing success,” said WCM Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot.

WCM’s President of A&R, US, Ryan Press and VP of A&R, Katy Wolaver added: “Ava is bold, fearless, and a breath of fresh air.

“The world’s only just begun to see the heights that she can hit, and we’re excited to be by her side in the journey ahead.”

“Her incredible voice and passion for pop music set her apart, and I’m happy to support her relentless determination as she continues to skyrocket.”

Angie Pagano, Artist Publishing Group

Angie Pagano, General Manager, Artist Publishing Group, added: “I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Ava, and it’s amazing to see her personality and creativity brought to life in her music.

“Her incredible voice and passion for pop music set her apart, and I’m happy to support her relentless determination as she continues to skyrocket.”

“I trust the APG crew immensely, and am excited to collaborate with the Warner Chappell team to begin this next chapter.”

Ava Max 

Max said: “I’m someone who speaks my mind, so it was important to me that my publisher value originality and creative expression.

“I trust the APG crew immensely, and am excited to collaborate with the Warner Chappell team to begin this next chapter.”

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