Pharrell Inks Another Deal To Make Hits For Sony/ATV
(AllHipHop News) Pharrell Williams has signed a new multi-year deal with bosses at his longtime publisher Sony/ATV Music.
During his two decades with the company, Pharrell has enjoyed a string of hits as a songwriter, musician, and producer, and according to editors at Billboard magazine, he will now use that experience to mentor young songwriters signed to the publisher.
In a statement, the Happy singer praised Sony/ATV Music Publishing chief Martin Bandier and head of marketing, Brian Monaco.
“It’s incredible to think that it’s now 20 years since I first signed a publishing deal with these guys,” he said. “I look forward to continued success with Marty, Brian Monaco and Sony/ATV.”
The two executives also spoke of their respect for Pharrell, who has provided them with huge hits with his band N.E.R.D., as a solo artist, and as a sought-after collaborator.
Expressing his respect for the 44-year-old star, Martin said:
“Pharrell has been part of my extended music business family for two decades and his talent, creativity and songwriting abilities are only exceeded by his humanity. We are delighted and proud to continue to work with him and his team.”
Despite his 20 years in pop, the musician is showing no sign of slowing down, and he recently helped pen nine songs on Justin Timberlake’s new album "Man of the Woods," as well as Camila Cabello’s chart-topper "Havana" and Migos' track "Stir Fry."