Artist News Business News Deals Labels & Publishers

Olivia Rodrigo signs to Sony Music Publishing

By | Published on Thursday 5 August 2021

Olivia Rodrigo

Sony Music Publishing has signed that Olivia Rodrigo to a worldwide publishing deal, which is good news for Sony Music Publishing.

“There’s nothing I love more than songwriting”, says Rodrigo. “It’s my favourite thing in the world, and I’m excited to be working with the team at Sony Music Publishing”.

Because this big deal is a big deal, Sony has wheeled out three people to comment on it. Any artists reading this, this is how you know when they’re really excited. The hierarchy goes like this: Three quotes – they’re very excited; Two quotes – they’re reasonably excited; one quote – I hope you enjoyed your career up to this point because it’s basically over now.

Sony Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt says this: “Olivia is a once-in-a-generation talent with the heart of a true songwriter – there is no limit to what she can accomplish. Along with the entire Sony Music Publishing team, we look forward to supporting Olivia’s incredible artistry and creating the best opportunities for her songs as she begins this exciting new chapter”.

Sony Music Publishing A&R Director Thomas Krottinger says this: “It has been a great privilege to work with Olivia over the last year – she constantly pushes her creative boundaries, allowing her to craft genuine, emotive songs that transcend genres and bring people together. We are honoured to partner with Olivia and her incredible team, and we are beyond excited to champion her as she continues inspiring the world!”

Sony Music Publishing SVP Creative Jennifer Knoepfle says this: “What strikes me most about Olivia is her incredible storytelling ability. Every song on [her debut album] ‘Sour’ spins a narrative that is both unique to her and relatable to so many. She has a gift with words, and we are so lucky to support her from the beginning of what will surely be a long and fruitful career”.

Hmm, not one of them was THRILLED. Maybe they’re not that fussed after all.