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Cathy Dennis signs to Sony/ATV

By | Published on Wednesday 6 February 2019

[L-R] Fran Malyan (Sony/ATV Senior VP A&R/Catalogue), Cathy Dennis, Lettice Summerscale (Sony/ATV VP of Marketing, Digital and Catalogue Promotion, UK), David Ventura (Sony/ATV Head of A&R, UK), Alex Sparks (Sony/ATV Senior A&R Manager) and Andrew Spence (Sony/ATV Senior Business & Commercial Affairs Manager)

Sony/ATV has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with songwriter extraordinaire Cathy Dennis. The deal sees her return to the company where she had her first publishing deal.

Sony/ATV’s Senior VP A&R/Catalogue Fran Malyan says: “Cathy Dennis was first signed to this company in 1989 when her debut single was released, so we are very excited that we have not only renewed our existing deal with Cathy but we will look after other songs in her catalogue for the first time. This includes new songs that mark a real return to form and will enhance her reputation as one of the UK’s best songwriters”.

Dennis adds: “I’m very excited to be back working with the team at Sony/ATV. Most of the biggest successes of my 30 year career came whilst previously signed here. It feels like the perfect time to be back with them and I’m in a great place creatively”.

With both Malyan and Dennis herself kind of implying that there has had been a bit of a creative dip in recent years, it seems it’s up to us to talk up Sony/ATV’s new signing. Dennis, of course, has been involved in a vast catalogue of hit songs, including Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’, Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and S Club 7’s ‘Reach’. And I know you don’t usually categorise that last one as a classic, but it’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it? See, classic.