Joel Little Extends Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Sony/ATV
March 14, 2016 at 12:38 PM (PT)
Sony/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING has extended its worldwide deal with GRAMMY-winning and GOLDEN GLOBE-nominated songwriter and producer JOEL LITTLE.
The new long-term agreement covers his contributions to LORDE’s multi-million-selling debut album "Pure Heroine," which he co-wrote and produced, as well as his work with artists including SAM SMITH, ELLIE GOULDING and BROODS, along with future compositions.
SONY/ATV Co-President, U.S. RICK KRIM commented: “We are excited and honored to be continuing to work with JOEL, who is not only an immensely talented songwriter and producer in his own right, but knows exactly how to get the best out of anyone he collaborates with. Although he has achieved so much already, we are looking forward to even greater success with him in the future.”
SONY/ATV SVP/Head of W.C. A&R JENNIFER KNOEPFLE added: “It has been a pleasure to work with JOEL over the last few years. He has an amazing ability to connect with artists and has proven himself invaluable to their development. From LORDE to BROODS to JARRYD JAMES, his desire to delve in and get his hands dirty is an attribute that makes him special. We are so happy to continue to build this relationship in the coming years.”
LITTLE stated: “It feels really great to have re-signed with my SONY/ATV family. These guys have taken such good care of me over the years and been a huge support from the very beginning, and I can’t wait to see what I can achieve with their help in the years to come.”
LITTLE is a NEW ZEALAND songwriter, musician and record producer who began his career as the singer and guitarist of AUCKLAND act GOODNIGHT NURSE before working as a co-writer and producer for band colleague SAM McCARTHY’s new group KIDS OF 88.
He launched his own production studio called GOLDEN AGE in AUCKLAND in 2011 and began working with local singer-songwriter ELLA YELICH-O'CONNOR, better known as LORDE. He co-wrote and produced "The Love Club" EP, including the songs “Royals” and “Tennis Court," which were both subsequently included on her debut album "Pure Heroine."
LITTLE also collaborated with LORDE on songs for the soundtrack of the movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," including “Yellow Flicker Beat”, which was shortlisted as Best Original Song at the 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS held in 2015. He is now working on her second studio album.
He has also worked with multi GRAMMY and OSCAR winner SAM SMITH, co-writing the song “Reminds Me Of You," which appeared on a Deluxe Edition of "In The Lonely Hour." He co-penned two songs for ELLIE GOULDING’s 2015 album "Delirium," while other acts he has written with include the NEW ZEALAND band BROODS, former SILVERCHAIR frontman DANIEL JOHNS AUSTRALIAN musician JARRYD JAMES and SWEDISH singer, songwriter and rapper ELLIPHANT.