Publishing Briefs: WCM Signs Kaliii; Concord Extends Tomas Costanza

Warner Chappell has signed Kaliii to a worldwide administration deal. The writer and rapper behind “Area Codes,” the rising star hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging artists chart in June and is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

Reservoir Media and PopArabia have jointly acquired the catalog of Cairo-based content production and distribution company RE Media, including the Company’s over 6,000 recordings and compositions, and the master and publishing rights for the catalog of Egyptian rap duo, El Sawareekh.

Concord Music Publishing has extended its deal with hitmaking producer and songwriter Tomas Costanza, the multi-faceted worldwide agreement extends his existing relationship with the top indie publisher and includes the acquisition of his catalog as well as representation of his future works.

Warner Chappell has partnered with BTS hitmakers Jenna Andrews (Jennasis Music) and Stephen Kirk (Sixteen Sound) to form a new publishing joint venture. To start the new union, the trio has signed Nashville-based Morgan Johnston and Tyler Jordan as its first signees.

SILO: Music has signed Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and vocalist Trey Campbell to a new management contract. Credited on songs by Kim Petras, Giveon, HER, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Ella Mai, and more, the hitmaker was brought to the company by director of a&r management/publishing, Jessica Thomas.

Warner Chappell has signed VALE, a Columbian alternative-pop duo, to a global publishing deal. Nominated for Best New Artist at the 2022 Latin GRAMMY Awards, the duo is comprised of sisters Valeria and Valentina.

Warner Chappell has signed Charles Wesley Godwin to a global publishing deal. Currently on tour as the opener for Zach Bryan’s tour, Godwin is gearing up for the release of his third album (and his first under his new agreement with Big Loud Records) Family Ties on Sept. 22.

Anthem Music Publishing has signed Joey Hyde to a worldwide publishing deal. A writer for talents like Jake Owen, Walker Montgomery, Luke Dick, Sam Grow, Lindsay Ell, and Ryan Hurd, he is a fast-rising talent in the Nashville scene.

Sony Music Publishing has signed Naika to a global publishing agreement in conjunction with Michael Brun, a Haitan DJ and record producer.

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