Sony/ATV signs King Princess to worldwide publishing deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer King Princess (Mikaela Straus).

The artist recently became the first signing to Mark Ronson’s Columbia Records-affiliated label Zelig Records, which released her debut single, 1950.

The song has to date been streamed more than 200 million times and reached the Top 20 of Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in the US where it was certified gold by the RIAA.

1950 featured alongside her second single Talia on debut EPMake My Bed, while the release of Pussy Is God followed.

The singles Cheap Queen, Prophet and Ain’t Together have followed this year, while she co-wrote and performed on the song Pieces Of Us, which featured on Mark Ronson’s recent  album Late Night Feelings.

Her own debut album Cheap Queen will be released by Zelig/Columbia Records on October 25 and will feature contributions from Tobias Jesso Jr., Father John Misty and The Dap-Kings.

“Mikaela is one of the most authentic and creative artists I’ve seen debut in the last decade.”

Jennifer Knoepfle, Sony/ATV 

Sony/ATV SVP, A&R Jennifer Knoepfle, said: “Mikaela is one of the most authentic and creative artists I’ve seen debut in the last decade.

“She has an uncanny ability to convey her message and purpose through her wildly imaginative songwriting. We are truly excited to welcome her to our Sony/ATV family.”

King Princess’s managers Andrew DiDio and Adam Herzog of Fated Future said: “Jenn Knoepfle and Sony/ATV have proven beyond any doubt their understanding of this artist as well as their own appreciation of our dedication to developing all dimensions of King Princess’ career. We look very forward to what the future holds with her and the Sony/ATV family worldwide.”Music Business Worldwide

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