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Warner/Chappell signs Banks

By | Published on Monday 17 February 2014


American R&B singer Banks, real name Jillian Banks, has signed an international deal with Warner Music’s publishing wing, Warner/Chappell.

Having released a pair of EPs in ‘London’ and ‘Fall Over’ in 2013, Banks will cash in her first LP later this year via Harvest Records, part of Universal’s Capitol Music Group. Reacting to her new publishing deal, she says: “The second I met the Warner/Chappell team I knew they would be my family”.

Jon Platt, President of Warner/Chappell in North America, adds: “Banks has written some of the most stunning and emotionally gripping music we’ve heard in some time and her reputation is quickly spreading because of that songwriting. She has a long and exciting career of ahead of her, and we look forward to helping her achieve her goals and vision”.

Hear that vision, if that’s possible, via Banks’ new single ‘Brain’, which will sit amid the TBA longplayer: