Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term worldwide publishing deal with renowned hitmaker Sia Furler.
The new agreement continues a relationship dating back more than 15 years and covers Sia’s entire catalogue, including songs she has written for acts including Beyonce, Rihanna, Eminem and David Guetta.
It also takes in her own hits such as “Chandelier” and future works, including her brand new single “Alive” written with Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr.
Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO, said: “Sia is a unique and extraordinarily special songwriter to Sony/ATV and we are so proud to have been part of her career for such a long time.
“So I am delighted that we have been able to renew our agreement with her and I look forward to many more successes to come.”
“Sia is a unique and extraordinary special songwriter to Sony/ATV.”
Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV
Sony/ATV UK Managing Director and President of European Creative Guy Moot said: “We are thrilled to be extending our long and hugely successful relationship with Sia who stands as a true artist with an amazing gift for writing incredible songs both for herself and other people.
“She brings artistic lyrics of real integrity to the mainstream and it’s great her career has now come full circle with her back in the spotlight as a recording artist. She really is an unpredictably wonderful talent.”
Sia has written with or for a number of the world’s biggest recording stars, including Adele, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Eminem, Flo Rida, David Guetta, Jessie J, Wiz Khalifa, Maroon 5, Travie McCoy, Kylie Minogue, Giorgio Moroder, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Rihanna, Shakira, Britney Spears and Kanye West.
For Rihanna she co-wrote the single “Diamonds”, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. where it has sold 4 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while it also topped the charts in a number of other countries, including the UK, Germany and France.
She also co-wrote and was a featured vocalist on singles with David Guetta, including “Titanium”, which was recognized for around 4 million US sales, while sold another 1 million units in the UK where it reached No. 1.
“Sia is a true artist with an amazing gift for writing incredible songs.”
Guy Moot, Sony/ATV
This year she has featured on Kanye West’s new song “Wolves”, contributed two songs to Kelly Clarkson’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album Pieces By Pieces, was a co-writer of the Jessie J hit “Flashlight” from the movie Pitch Perfect 2 and co-wrote and performed “Salted Wound” for the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey.
In addition to her songwriting work, Sia put out her first album as a recording artist in 1997 and achieved a first UK Top 10 single three years later with “Taken For Granted”.
She reached a new peak last year with the multiple Grammy-nominated single “Chandelier”, which became her first US Top 10 hit as a main artist, selling 2.5 million downloads in the market. It also returned her to the UK Top 10 and secured four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Follow-up single “Elastic Heart” instantly returned her to the Top 20, while parent album 1000 Forms of Fear – her sixth studio effort in all – debuted at No. 1 in the US, Canada and her native Australia last summer, while reached the UK top five.Music Business Worldwide