First Access Entertainment Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

Following on from Sarah Stennett's international award win and key note address at Midem 2017, First Access Entertainment today announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

Warner/Chappell will represent First Access’ publishing roster for synchronisation in film, TV, advertising, games and other media, as well as provide global copyright administration.

Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, said “I'm very much looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the incredible team at Warner/Chappell on developing and maximising the full scope of our artist’s repertoire across a broad range of media and entertainment platforms.”

Included in the deal are songwriters and artists Ray Djan, Liam Bailey and Ashton Foster (PKA Culture X Tones), Dwayne Alo, BB Diamond, Parri$ and Team Salut.

Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music, added, "We're very pleased to partner with the terrific team at First Access Entertainment. This partnership maximizes the skills of our two companies, and together we look forward to building long, successful careers for diverse and accomplished songwriters, now and in the future.”

First Access Entertainment is a joint venture between Stennett and Len Blavatnik of Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. One of the world’s leading ‘full stack’ global entertainment companies, First Access offer dynamic services across artist and model management, recorded music, music publishing, strategic brand partnerships and TV/film development. First Access Entertainment is responsible for launching some of the world’s most successful talent, from Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Zayn through to rising star Bebe Rexha and Canadian fashion model and activist, Winnie Harlow.

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