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Warner Chappell expands deal with Aya Nakamura

By | Published on Thursday 7 January 2021

Caroline Molko, Aya Akamura, Matthieu Tessier

Warner Chappell has expanded its deal with French musician Aya Nakamura, making the company her exclusive publishing rep worldwide. This follows the release of her latest album, ‘Aya’, which includes a collaboration with Stormzy.

“I’m so glad that Aya has placed her faith in us again at Warner Chappell”, says Matthieu Tessier, Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music France. “We were among the very first partners to believe in her songwriting, and we continue to have a very close publisher-writer relationship. It’s not always so easy for a French songwriter and artist to connect with fans internationally, but her powerful songwriting has enabled her to cross boundaries”.

Nakamura signed her first agreement with Warner Chappell in 2017, it covering her first two albums ‘Journal Intime’ and ‘Nakamura’. New album ‘Aya’ was released in November and includes ‘Plus Jamais’, featuring Stormzy, which topped the French singles charts. Another single from the album, ‘Jolie Nana’, was number one in France for four consecutive weeks, the longest run for a female artist since 2015.

Watch the video for ‘Plus Jamais’ here: