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Tori Kelly signs to Sony/ATV

By | Published on Friday 17 February 2017

Tori Kelly

US singer-songwriter Tori Kelly, best known in the UK for her guest vocals on Professor Green’s 2014 single ‘Lullaby’, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV.

Opinion on Kelly is divided. “Tori is a smart, self-driven and extremely talented artist with one of the most stunning voices in music”, says Sony/ATV President Rick Krim. However, the company’s A&R boss Lou Al-chamaa disagrees, saying that she is “an incredibly gifted songwriter and arguably one of the best singers around”.

Meanwhile Kelly’s manager Scooter Braun argues: “Tori is an incredible talent that needs to be shown to the world”. He refuses to accept either of the views put forward by Krim or Al-chamaa, instead saying: “That is the way I have always felt and this partnership is just another step in continuing her incredible journey”.

Apparently oblivious to the heated debate this deal has instigated, Kelly simply says: “I’m THRILLED to be part of the Sony/ATV Publishing family and eager to start working together to create my next project. I can’t wait to see what the future holds as I continue to develop as an artist”.

Well, presuming the people behind her stop arguing long enough to let her get anything done, she’s currently working on a second album.