Songwriter Dan Wilson Signs Publishing Pact With Big Deal Music, BMG Chrysalis
October 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM (PT)
DAN WILSON, the one-time SEMISONIC leader who earned GRAMMY AWARDS for his collaborations with ADELE and THE DIXIE CHICKS, among others, has signed a publishing deal with BIG DEAL MUSIC under its joint venture deal with BMG CHRYSALIS US. BIG DEAL will now also exclusively handle the SEMISONIC back catalog.
WILSON's credits include co-writing ADELE's "Someone Like You" and DIXIE CHICKS' "Not Ready to Make Nice," for which he received two GRAMMY AWARDS.
The singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional cartoonist first gained fame as the lead singer of the band SEMISONIC, for which he wrote the GRAMMY-nominated smash "Closing Time," as well as other international hits including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry."
As a songwriter and producer, WILSON has worked with a diverse group of artists including JOHN LEGEND, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, TAYLOR SWIFT, JIM JAMES, PINK, DIERKS BENTLEY,NAS, JOSH GROBAN, WEEZER and CAROLE KING, among many others.
"I'm very excited to be continuing my collaboration with the creative teams at BIG DEAL MLUSIC and BMG," commented WILSON.
"DAN is clearly one of my favorite songwriters, and just happens to be one of my favorite people as well," says BIG DEAL veteran publishing exec KENNY MacPHERSON. "It's great to be able to resume this relationship that's now lasted nearly 20 years."
BMG CHRYSALIS N.A. Pres./Creative & Marketinjg LAUREN HUBERT added: "DAN has the rare ability to touch music fans worldwide with his powerful, timeless songs. We are ecstatic about continuing the journey with him as he joins the BMG/BIG DEAL family."
Under the BIG DEAL MUSIC/BMG publishing joint venture, the two companies sign talent jointly and BMG provides global state-of-the-art administration and aggressive exploitation services to the BIG DEAL MUSIC catalog in NORTH AMERICA, GERMANY, U.K., SCANDINAVIA, FRANCE, BENELUX, SPAIN and ITALY.