As a boost to her songwriter title, Beyonce has signed with the No. 1 music publishing company Warner/Chappell Music, Billboard announced yesterday (Feb 21), meaning Warner will execute her future songwriting. This comes a week after her husband rapper Jay-Z and his Roc Nation imprint signed with the publishing company. “It’s an honor to join Warner/Chappell Music and to continue working with my friend Jon Platt. I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership,” she said in a statement.
Platt is responsible for signing Bey (along with husband Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye West among others) when he was president of North America creative for EMI Music Publishing. He’s since become the president of creative at Warner/Chappell last September. “I am always inspired by her drive, her creative vision and the breadth of her talents as a songwriter, performer and artist,” stated Platt of Beyoncé. “Everyone at Warner/Chappell is honored to have the opportunity to serve this ground-breaking superstar as she continues to evolve, growing her incredible catalog of songs and producing some truly extraordinary new music.”
Warner/Chappell is also publishing home to songwriters such as Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, fun., Green Day, Muse, Wayne Hector (One Direction, Nicki Minaj), and Brantley Gilbert.
Beyonce will embark on the European leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on April 15, then come stateside on June 28.