'Wrecking Ball' Writer Mozella Extends Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing
April 14, 2015 at 12:53 PM (PT)
Hit songwriter/recording artist MOZELLA, who wrote MILEY CYRUS' "Wrecking Ball" as well as hits for MADONNA, RIHANNA, ONE DIRECTION and KELLY CLARKSON, has inked an extension to her worldwide deal with SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING.
The new agreement covers her entire songwriting catalog alongside future works.
SONY/ATV Co-President, U.S. RICK KRIM said: “In the last few years MOZELLA has achieved incredible success with a number of the world’s most successful recording artists and I know there is still so much more to come from her. I cannot wait to get the opportunity for us to work together.”
Added SVP Creative JENNIFER KNOEPFLE: “MOZELLA is a very special writer and we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship. We know her career will be long and fruitful.”
VP Creative JIM VELLUTATO commented: “MOZELLA, her management company AAM and SONY/ATV MUSIC have positioned her to be one of the top songwriters in the industry. She continues to set the standard with unique singles that connect with the listening audience.”
MOZELLA commented: “I’m so happy to be continuing with such a great publishing company as SONY/ATV. I have a fantastic team of people there working really hard on my behalf, including RICK, JENNIFER and JIM VELLUTATO in the L.A. office, BRIAN MONACO doing synchs and, of course, MARTY BANDIER. Their support is priceless.”
MOZELLA was originally signed to MADONNA's MAVERICK RECORDS, writing and recording with legendary MOTOWN writer/producer BRIAN HOLLAND. Her voice also regularly features in big brand TV commercials with recent tie-ups including performing the BOB DYLAN song “Things Have Changed” for CHRYSLER and her own composition “Love Is Endless” for McDONALD’s.
Aside from "Wrecking Ball," two more of MOZELLA's songs, “FU” and “Someone Else," were featured on CYRUS' multiplatinum album "Bangerz."
MOZELLA teamed up again with MADONNA to co-write 11 of the songs on "Rebel Heart," including the lead-off single “Living For Love.”
She has also written with ECHOSMITH, MARY LAMBERT, TINASHE, PENTATONIX, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, THE BAND PERRY, and for film director BAZ LUHRMANN's "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack, including “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” as well as “A Beautiful Surprise” with DAVID FOSTER for THE stage adaptation of LUHRMANN'S film "Strictly Ballroom."
She is managed by BEKA TISCHKER at ADVANCED ALTERNATIVE MEDIA (AAM).