Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth to a worldwide publishing deal.
Labrinth’s music has earned No.1 singles, numerous awards and nominations, and collaborations with artists including Beyoncé, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Diplo, Sia, Ed Sheeran, among others.
Labrinth, originally from Hackney, London, began his music career as a songwriter and producer, with hits such as Pass Out by Tinie Tempah, which won him both a BRIT and Ivor Novello.
From there, he released his first solo album, Electronic Earth and the single Beneath Your Beautiful ft. Emeli Sandé.
Since then, Labrinth has created popular singles including Let it Be, Jealous, Losers by the Weeknd, Spirit by Beyoncé, and many more.
He also became part of the super group LSD, along with Sia and Diplo. Together they have earned over 1 billion streams on their debut album, which included top charting singles Thunderclouds, Genius, Audio, and No New Friends.
Labrinth’s songs have also been featured in television and movies, including Wonder Woman and Lion King.
His work in Lion King included the song Spirit by Beyoncé, which was nominated for awards at the Grammys, Critics Choice Awards, and Golden Globes.
Recently, Labrinth composed the series score for HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, and he released his second album, Imagination & the Misfit Kid.
The album includes popular singles, Mount Everest and All For Us ft. Zendaya, which were both featured on Euphoria.
“Labrinth is one of a kind – he is a mastermind of lyrics and melody, and his music stands the test of time.”
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt said: “Labrinth is one of a kind – he is a mastermind of lyrics and melody, and his music stands the test of time.
“I’m proud to welcome Labrinth to Sony/ATV and support his massive talent moving forward.”
“I could not be happier that Labrinth is joining the Sony/ATV family – he is one of only few geniuses on this planet, and the music he makes is true art.”
David Ventura, Sony/ATV UK
David Ventura, Sony/ATV UK President & Co-Managing Director, added: “I could not be happier that Labrinth is joining the Sony/ATV family – he is one of only few geniuses on this planet, and the music he makes is true art.
“We all feel immensely lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with him. Welcome & Bienvenu Lab!”
“The passion Jon and David have shown for Labrinth and his music has been immense.”
Jamie Binns, Lateral Management & Adam Leber, Maverick
Jamie Binns, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lateral Management and Adam Leber, Partner, Maverick added: “The passion Jon and David have shown for Labrinth and his music has been immense.
“We are very pleased to be working with a Sony/ATV team that has so much drive, talent and focus. Congratulations to all on this fresh energetic partnership.”
“I’m really happy to be working with Jon, David and their great teams.”
Labrinth said: “I’m really happy to be working with Jon, David and their great teams.
“I am grateful to have their support and knowledge – I look forward to what the future holds together.”Music Business Worldwide