M.I.A. Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With BMG
November 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM (PT)
M.I.A., one of the world's most influential artists, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG CHRYSALIS UK. The agreement covers future compositions by the GRAMMY- and OSCAR-nominated artist.
Born in HOUNSLOW, LONDON, but raised partly in northern SRK LANKA and TAMIL NADU, INDIA, M.I.A. first gained prominence as a visual artist and filmmaker before releasing her first single "Galang" in 2003 and signing to XL RECORDINGS in 2004. Her first album, "Arular," was released to worldwide critical claim in 2005. Sales success followed with 2007’s "Kala," which spawned the hits ‘Boyz’ and ‘Paper Planes’. Her third album, "Maya," became her highest-charting album internationally. Trailed by the hit "Bad Girls," her fourth album, "Matangi," came out in NOVEMBER 2013.
BMG CHRYSALIS UK EVP ALEX CORY-SMITH said, “This is truly a marquee signing. M.I.A. is one of the great leaders and influencers and innovators in contemporary popular culture. We are extremely pleased that she has chosen BMG to represent her future work.”