As fans of Beyonce are anxiously awaiting even the slightest snippet of news concerning her forthcoming 5th album, the pop megastar is making major moves on the back end that precede its release.
The latest comes in the form of a major global publishing deal with publishing giants Warner/Chappell Publishing - a company that saw husband Jay-Z and his Roc Nation imprint make a similar move just a week before…
“It’s an honor to join Warner/Chappell Music and to continue working with my friend Jon Platt. I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership.” – Beyonce
“I am always inspired by her drive, her creative vision and the breadth of her talents as a songwriter, performer and artist,” stated Platt [the agent who signed her to Warner/Chappell] of Beyoncé. “Everyone at Warner/Chappell is honored to have the opportunity to serve this ground-breaking superstar as she continues to evolve, growing her incredible catalog of songs and producing some truly extraordinary new music.”
So, what does this mean? It means one thing – b.a.n.k for the already banking Carter household. To have one of the industry’s most sought after publishing companies distributing your music ensures placement in the best of places and arguably validates one’s stance as a songwriter. The aforementioned being a criticism Bey has received for some time in her career.
New publishing deal, new sold out world tour, breaking HBO viewership records, and headlining high profile events before an album’s release? The denotation of ‘winning’.