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Sony/ATV renews publishing deal with Tinie Tempah

By | Published on Wednesday 13 July 2016

Tinie Tempah

Sony/ATV has re-signed on that always dotted line with your main man Tinie Tempah. Because why wouldn’t you? You do know he’s got a new album out in September right? And it’s going to go down big time with the youth. Because it’s called ‘Youth’. And the youth are known for particularly digging things with their demographic category term printed on it.

Which is why Sony/ATV geezer Guy Moot is not just “THRILLED” but “ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to continue such a long and happy relationship with Tinie Tempah, a truly special person, songwriter and proven hit maker”.

As for Tempah, he’s not just “excited” about the deal. No, he’s “SUPER EXCITED to continue my journey with Sony/ATV. They have been incredibly supportive from the beginning and I believe they have what it takes to support me in this new capacity and in the next stage of my journey. New levels, new heights”.

You know, it occurs to me that Tempah – ever the patriot – actually chose to do both a recording and a publishing deal with a proper British music company at the start of his career, by which I mean EMI. And here we are, several acquisitions later, with his publishing now repped by the US-headquartered music publishing business of Japan’s Sony Corp, while his new record will be released by a subsidiary of a US-based music firm owned by a Russian-born American. See, this is why people voted Leave.