Sony/ATV Music Publishing Signs Fetty Wap To Global Deal
November 2, 2015 at 11:54 AM (PT)
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed a long-term worldwide deal with the rapper and songwriter FETTY WAP, which includes the Top 10 hits "Trap Queen," "679" and "My Way," as well as his other contributions to his self-titled debut album, which entered the BILLBOARD 200 at #1 in OCTOBER.
The deal will be exclusively administered by SONY/ATV and was secured in conjunction with 45TH AND 3RD, the music publishing company founded by TOR HERMANSEN and MIKKEL ERIKSEN of the hit-making songwriting and production team STARGATE, and their managers TIM BLACKSMITH and DANNY D.
SONY/ATV Chairman and CEO MARTIN BANDER enthused: “It is always refreshing when a new artist comes on the scene with a bunch of hits like FETTY WAP has, so we are thrilled that he has now decided to become part of the SONY/ATV family. With a talent like his, there is no doubt he is both the man for today as well as tomorrow.”
SONY/ATV’s SHAWN HOLIDAY added: “FETTY WAP is the hottest breakout artist of 2015 and I’m so happy to have him join our already talented roster of songwriters. Even though he has already had back-to-back Top 10 hits, the thing that really excites me about him is he hasn’t even scratched the surface of his full potential as a songwriter and the best is yet to come”
45TH AND 3RD MUSIC PUBLISHING co-founder BLACKSMITH said: “We are extremely excited and over the moon that FETTY is joining the family and we look forward to working with him and all the team at RGF.”
RGF PRODUCTIONS co-founders FRANK "NITT DA GRIT" ROBINSON and DANNY SU GRIFFIN chimed in: “SONY/ATV is legendary. We’re grateful to be a part of an organization that stands for artists.”
The PATERSON, NJ, rapper was signed to a recording deal last NOVEMBER with LYOR COHEN's 300 ENTERTAINMENT following the initial independent release of his first single “Trap Queen” and the mixtape "Up Next." “Trap Queen” was re-released at the end of 2014 and became his first HOT 100 chart entry, eventually climbing to #2 where it stayed for three weeks. It has to date sold 2.5 million downloads in the U.S. During its Top 10 run,"Trap Queen" achieved one of the highest weekly stream tallies of all time in the U.S. with 21.4 million. Both "679," featuring REMY BOYZ' MONTY, and "My Way," also featuring MONTY, hit the Top 10, the latter aided by the release of a remixed version of the track featuring DRAKE.
Besides his chart success, FETTY WAP has won or been nominated for a number of awards, including being named Artist to Watch at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, with nominations as New Artist of the Year and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist by the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, which will take place at the MICROSOFT THEATER in L.A. on NOVEMBER 22nd.