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Mike Chapman extends and expands Blue Raincoat deal

By | Published on Monday 30 November 2020

Jeremy Lascelles and Mike Chapman

Blue Raincoat Music has announced that songwriter Mike Chapman has renewed his deal with the company – expanding it to a worldwide agreement. Chapman was one of the firm’s first signings, back in 2016, that deal covering the UK, France, Japan, Australia and South Africa.

“If there is one thing I have learned over the last 50 years, it’s the value of teamwork”, says Chapman. “Now I will have one of the most experienced and dynamic teams in the music business to help me accomplish my goals going forward. Looks like that fishing trip is going to have to wait!”

Blue Raincoat co-founder Jeremy Lascelles adds: “We were all pretty THRILLED when we made our deal with Mike four years ago. It’s even more exciting that we are able not just to extend our relationship but to now represent his catalogue of songs for the world”.

“A big hats off to Emma [Kamen, SVP Business Development] who has worked so closely and effectively with him on our behalf in that time”, he goes on. “I would just like to add that not only is Mike an incredible songwriter, he is also one of the best people in the music industry to share a meal and a glass or three of wine with. Those stories!”

Chapman’s songwriting catalogue includes ‘The Best’ by Tina Turner, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’ by Pat Benatar, ‘Can The Can’ by Suzi Quatro, and Mud’s ‘Tiger Feet’.