Sony/ATV Signs Lifehouse's Jason Wade To Global Publishing Deal
July 27, 2016 at 12:28 PM (PT)
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed a worldwide deal with LIFEHOUSE lead vocalist and principal songwriter JASON WADE.
The L.A. group scored a breakthrough hit with “Hanging By A Moment” and went on to achieve 10 Top 20 hits on the U.S. Hot AC chart, all written or co-written by WADE. They have sold more than 15 million records worldwide.
WADE’s agreement with SONY/ATV will allow him to utilize his songwriting and production talents to write for other artists as well as collaborate with other top songwriters.
SONY/ATV Co-President U.S. RICK KRIM said: “I have known JASON since the release of LIFEHOUSE's debut album and have always been a great admirer of his immense songwriting talent. To be able to be his publisher as he embarks on this next phase in his career is truly a thrill for me and the whole SONY/ATV team, and we are so happy to have him join our family.”
Manager JUDE COLE added: “JASON is a gifted and prolific writer who’s been touring and supporting his own hit songs since he was 18 years old. This is a new chapter for an artist
who could never be satisfied running on the fumes of his past. I know he’s thrilled to be working with RICK and the whole SONY/ATV team and I expect great things to come from this partnership.”
WADE also commented: “After years of focusing on my band, this is a much-needed and exciting change in my life. My attraction to music has always been about the song, and in the world of songs I consider SONY/ATV to be the best of the best.”
LIFEHOUSE's WADE-penned hits include the #1 AC chart-topper “You And Me” and the Top 10 songs “First Time," “Whatever It Takes," “Broken," “Halfway Gone” and “All In."
LIFEHOUSE's most recent album," Out Of The Wasteland," was released in MAY 2015 and debuted at #1 on the U.S. Independent Albums chart.