Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and music executive Mike WiLL Made-It.
This marks the return to Warner Chappell for the multi-platinum producer behind hits including Polo G’s RIAA-certified gold single, Go Stupid, and Dollaz On My Head ft. Young Thug, the most streamed song from Gunna’s No.1 Billboard 200 album, WUNNA.
Mike WiLL Made-It’s career highlights include Beyoncé’s Formation; Kendrick Lamar’s Humble; Future’s Turn on the Lights; Rihanna’s Pour it Up; Juicy J’s Bandz a Make Her Dance; Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop; and many more.
Most recently, he co-produced Kane Brown’s Be Like That ft. Swae Lee and Khalid.
Since 2011, the Atlanta-raised Mike WiLL Made-It has built and sustained a mainstream presence for a variety of high-profile artists across hip-hop, R&B, and pop.
In 2012, he ruled Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart with Kanye West’s Mercy, and in 2013, he was named Best Producer of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
That same year, he also discovered and cultivated the talents of Rae Sremmurd (Ear Drummer spelled backwards), who rose to fame with his Mike WiLL-produced album, Sremmlife. Sremmurd later released the RIAA-certified 6x multi-platinum hit, Black Beatles, which topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Rhythmic charts.
In 2017, Mike WiLL Made-It released his debut studio album, Ransom 2, which featured guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Rae Sremmurd, Big Sean, YG, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Chief Keef, and others.
That same year, he produced Kendrick Lamar’s Humble, which became Lamar’s first solo Billboard Hot 100 No.1 hit and won three Grammy Awards.
He’s since produced the major motion picture soundtrack, Creed II: The Album, while continuing to guide and develop many of the biggest hits of the last few years.
Alongside his own music, he also founded and runs Ear Drummer Entertainment, a creative hub that houses an impressive roster of artists, producers, and songwriters developed under Mike’s tutelage, including Warner Chappell’s 30 Roc and Rae Sremmurd.
“Mike is one of the most talented and accomplished producer-songwriters of our time, with some of the biggest hip-hop and pop anthems of the past decade under his name.”
Ryan Press, Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell Music President of A&R, US, Ryan Press, said: “Mike is one of the most talented and accomplished producer-songwriters of our time, with some of the biggest hip-hop and pop anthems of the past decade under his name.
“From the creation of our joint venture with Ear Drummer Entertainment to the development of new talent, Mike’s been a long-time business partner and close friend.
“I can’t wait to see what we’ll do together in his next chapter at Warner Chappell.”
“I’m happy to work with Ryan Press and the rest of the Warner Chappell team. I believe that we’ve built one of the biggest joint ventures of our time, and we’re just getting started.”
Mike WiLL said: “I’m happy to work with Ryan Press and the rest of the Warner Chappell team. I believe that we’ve built one of the biggest joint ventures of our time, and we’re just getting started.
“I created Ear Drummer by taking risks and treating everyone like family, and I recognize the importance of collaborating with like-minded people.
“Press and I have been in sync since 2012. He’s prioritized building a team of music lovers first and foremost, which is so important to me.
“Warner Chappell understands what it takes to support and realize the dreams and ideas of songwriters and artists, and for these reasons, I’m so proud to combine our powerhouse teams.”
Pictured [Left-Right]: Mike WiLL Made-It (producer, songwriter, and music executive); Ryan Press (President, A&R, U.S., Warner Chappell Music); DJ (Mike WiLL Made-It’s manager)
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