Publication files: Jhené Aiko and Elvie Shane at WCM



Rome Phrey Publishing and Warner Chappell Music (WCM) Nashville signed a publishing contract with the singer / songwriter Elvie shane. The Wheelhouse / BMG Records the artist’s first single, “My Boy” is currently # 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck tables. Shane’s first full album, Recidivist, is expected on October 29.

Ben vaughn, President and CEO of WCM Nashville said, “When you meet Elvie, you understand that he has a voice, a point of view and that he can write songs that make you feel something. He makes his own way and his honest and powerful storytelling really resonates with fans. We are grateful to work with RJ and Lisa to support this talented songwriter.

RJ Romeo, Co-Owner, Rome Phrey Publishing, added: “I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Ben, Will [Overton], and the entire WCM team. Elvie is an incredibly talented singer / songwriter who has just started telling his story. By joining a team that shares our enthusiasm and passion for Elvie’s talents, I have no doubts that Elvie will continue to write meaningful music that will speak to her fans and touch millions of people around the world.

Shane cited his motivation for joining the team saying, “Songwriting is at the heart of everything I do as an artist. I come from a place full of hardworking blue collar Americans. I am so proud to join a team of storytellers who care about these people as much as I do. I love songwriters and this team is passionate. So excited to see what this new creative team is adding to my music.


Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has joined a worldwide administrative editing agreement with Latin American Division of Warner Chappell Music (WCM). She is currently preparing her first Spanish single / video, “Mi Musica” (October 22), and an upcoming all-Spanish album.

Gustavo Menendez, President, US Latin & Latin America, WCM said, “It’s great to see Ally tap into her Latin roots and explore new sounds and styles that will connect her with more fans around the world. She is undoubtedly a superstar in the making and we look forward to working with her to take her career to even greater heights.

Brooke added, “I am so happy to be welcomed into the Warner Chappell family. I know this is the start of a great relationship. I can’t wait for all the magic to be created together. Simran Singh and the Warner Chappell family is a dream partnership for me.


Country duo LOCASH, Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, have extended their global co-publishing agreement with BBR Music Group/BMG‘s Wheelhouse Records, represented by Red light management.

“Getting to know and work alongside Preston [Brust] and Chris [Lucas] over the past three years has only strengthened our confidence in them as brilliant music creators. We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with LOCASH and look forward to their continued success, ”said BMG Vice President, Creative Chris Oglesby and Senior Creative Director, A&R Katie kerkhover.

Brust and Lucas added, “Turning words, feelings and melodies into songs is a big part of our life, and we couldn’t ask for a better focus for the songs we write than BMG. We are delighted to continue our partnership with [Chris] Oglesby, Katie [Kerkhover], and all the great BMG team!

The duo also wrote hits for other artists, including Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”. They are currently on tour, with stops until the end of the year including the Tortuga Music Festival (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., November 14) and the National Finals Rodeo (Las Vegas, NV, December 3).


Tank media announced a new exclusive songwriting deal with Scottish artist and songwriter Emeli Sandé. Known mostly for her rise in popularity in the UK with chart-topping singles such as “Heaven” which peaked at No. 2 on the UK official charts in 2011, Sande’s contract includes her upcoming album and future work. .

In 2012, she broke into the United States with her single “Next To Me”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. The single comes from his first record, Our version of events, which reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists throughout her career, having worked with names like David Guetta, Ghetts, Giggs, Labrinth and Naughty Boy.

Sandé is currently working on his next album which should be released in 2022, and will release “Family” in September as a teaser.


Warner Chappell Music signed producer and songwriter Toddla T to a worldwide publishing contract. Best known for his 11-year tenure at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, where he hosted weekly shows, he was also successful in the charts as a producer.

“A new chapter in Toddla T Producky’s book… it’s great to make the connection with Warner Chappell… more bombings to come!” UK to the world, ”Toddla T said of the new deal.

Toddla T has been behind the boards on singles like “Ain’t It Different” nominated for the BRIT by Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy, which reached number two on the UK charts. He has also collaborated with artists like Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roots Manuva and others in his early discographies. He has released several albums over the years while having produced and written on records like Stormzy’s Heavy is the head.

“I have known T for many years in different capacities; his talent for producing and writing such a diverse range of music, coupled with his passion and ability to get the best out of those he works with is unmatched, ”said Sam lowe, Senior International A&R Manager, Warner Chappell Music UK. “His focus and love for what he does is always evident, and I am extremely excited to be a part of the next chapter for such a special person.”

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