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Sony/ATV signs Grimes via Jack Antonoff’s Rough Customer

By | Published on Tuesday 23 February 2016


Sony/ATV has signed Grimes – aka Claire Boucher – to a new worldwide publishing deal, via its Rough Customer imprint. This is the first contract signed by the joint venture launched with Bleachers and Fun’s Jack Antonoff in December.

“I wanted to start a publishing company to work with friends who are making important work”, says Antonoff. “It really couldn’t be more special to start things with Claire. She’s one of my all-time favourite artists and a wonderful person. Her work matters on the highest level and I feel deeply proud to know her, have worked with her and now be involved here as well”.

Sony/ATV SVP Creative Jennifer Knoepfle adds: “Grimes is a rare and special talent and we are so pleased that she has chosen Rough Customer and Sony/ATV as her publisher. An accomplished songwriter, producer and visual artist, she is truly a triple threat and a phenomenal addition to the Sony/ATV Rough Customer family”.

Grimes offered no comment, so please take this as one: