Sony Music Publishing inks global deal with Caity Baser via Chosen Music

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Sony Music Publishing (SMP) UK has inked a partnership with Chosen Music to sign emerging singer/songwriter Caity Baser to a worldwide publishing agreement.

To date, the 20-year-old pop singer/songwriter has released tracks including “Friendly Sex,” “X&Y” and her first UK Top 40 single, “Pretty Boys”.

Her debut EP, Thanks For Nothing, See You Never, was released via Chosen Music/Universal/EMI earlier this year.

She previously released music independently via TikTok’s SoundOn.

Baser has attracted over 50 million streams to date and sold over 10,000 total tickets for her debut UK tour, says SMP.

Baser said: “I am so delighted to be a part of the Sony family! Also a huge thanks to Chosen who have worked with me since the very start of my songwriting journey – they set up my first session and I’m grateful for their continued guidance through the creative process.

“I’m really starting to feel like I’m finding my feet in the music industry and I’m so happy to have Chosen & Sony by my side to help me as I grow.”

President, Chosen Music, Alistair Goldsmith, said, “Caity is a once-in-a-generation artist and songwriter. She captures the zeitgeist of now and connects uniquely with audiences through the art of honest songwriting.

“Caity has a clear vision for her music and I am delighted to partner with David, Tim, Felix, Lily and the rest of the Sony Music Publishing family around the world to help take her songs to as wide an audience as possible.”

Baser’s latest single from the Thanks For Nothing, See You Never project, “Pretty Boys,” has risen to No. 26 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart.

David Ventura, President & Co-Managing Director, U.K., SVP International, Sony Music Publishing said, “Through her abundance of personality, charisma and drive, Caity is without a doubt an ambassador of her generation. Her songs create such an inspiring and unique bond with her audiences, whilst her originality shines through everything she writes and performs.”

Sony Music Publishing UK Co-Managing Director Tim Major said, “Caity brings immense and infectious positivity into every room she walks in, and it’s impossible not to feel her individualism and character through her music. She is a voice for her generation and is connecting in such a genuine and powerful way. We all feel very grateful to be working with her at SMP and to continue our wonderful creative relationship with the team at Chosen Music.”

Sony Music Publishing Senior Director, A&R Research and Analytics, UK and Intl., A&R Manager, UK Felix Canetty-Clarke said, “Caity has an unrivalled energy and passion that carries through to everything she does, from her songwriting to her live shows.

“What I admire most about Caity is her lyrics – her directness and wittiness make her songs so relatable. We are so delighted to work with her and to be a part of her creative journey.”

Baser’s upcoming sold-out tour will begin on April 7 with ten dates across the UK and Ireland, including a show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

SMP said in a media release that Baser has set her UK ticket prices at £10-£12 to “reflect the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis”.Music Business Worldwide