Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock of the girl group Little Mix have signed with Sony/ATV Music publishing on a new joint collaboration. The new joint venture is called TwentySeven Music Publishing.
Industry Veteran and RECORDS label founder Barry Weiss and songwriter/A&R consultant for RECORDS Jenna Andrews leads the venture.
“We’re an unlikely pairing of business and creative but the alchemy really works,” said Weiss and Andrews. “We’re ready to kill it in the world of music publishing and are excited about Little Mix, our other new signings and the opportunity to partner with everyone at Sony/ATV.”
Thirlwall and Pinnock made their own statement, saying, “We’re so excited to be a part of the Sony/ATV and TwentySeven team! It feels amazing after eight years in the industry to be recognized as songwriters! We can’t wait to begin our journey with Jenna Andrews and Barry Weiss.”
Little Mix, the British girl group comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson is a massive success. In the U.K., they have 14 top 10 singles, including five No. 1 hits. They’ve also achieved five top albums. In the U.S., DNA, the group’s first album, became the first debut album by a British girl band to enter the Billboard 200’s top five back in 2013; the group has also landed three tracks on the Hot 100.
“We are very excited to have launched this new joint venture with TwentySeven Music Publishing,” said Sony/ATV Music Publishing co-president, Danny Strick. “Barry’s long and distinguished record in the industry speaks for itself and he has a first-rate partner in Jenna whose talents as a Sony/ATV songwriter are coupled with her gifts for discovering and nurturing talent. The JV is off to a great start with Little Mix and embodies the high expectations we have for this partnership.”
TwentySeven has a studio setup in Los Angeles, where A&R consultant Randi Razzano is based. They plan to appoint an A&R consultant focusing on urban music as their next project.
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