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Sam Smith on new Tim & Danny Music and Warner Chappell deal: I’m so excited


Sam Smith has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Tim & Danny Music and Warner Chappell Music. This happens as a part of a new venture covering all his future works. Smith has a long series of chart-topping and influential tunes, including ‘Stay With Me,’ ‘I’m Not The Only One,’ ‘Lay Me Down,’ ‘Too Good at Goodbyes,’ and many others.

Tim & Danny Music’s new long-term publishing collaboration with Warner Chappell Music grabbed their first deal with Smith. 

Sam Smith said, “I’m so excited to carry on my musical journey with Tim and Danny who have supported me since the beginning of my career, and also really happy to team up with Guy, Carianne and the Warner Chappell family. Looking forward to this next chapter of my career.”

Tim & Danny Music Co-Founder, Tim Blacksmith, added, “Sam is an exceptional artist and one of the most impactful songwriters in music today. This next chapter with them is a significant one and continues the successful partnership we’ve had with Sam for the past eight years.”

Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot, said, “Sam is truly one of the world’s greatest talents, as both a captivating performer and inspiring songwriter, and it’s wonderful to be working with them again. I’m also quite thrilled about our new business relationship with Tim and Danny, two of my oldest friends in the music industry and incredible entrepreneurs. 

Secondly, Devon Libran has been promoted senior VP of visual content and production at Republic Records, according to Jim Roppo, the label’s executive VP and GM.

Libran will supervise the conception, production, and distribution of immersive visual content for roster artists, including visualizers, music videos, lyric videos, and performance videos, in this newly formed position.

In addition, he will collaborate closely with Chris Blackwell, senior vice president of creative content and development, to assist the creation of the film, television, and digital projects.

He was most recently the VP of video and content creation at Artist Partner Group (APG), where he oversaw visual material for multiplatinum artists such as Jason Derulo, Lil Skies, Don Toliver, and others.

His credits as an independent producer include shorts and videos for Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Mariah Carey, and others. He works out of the Republic Records headquarters in Los Angeles.

“Devon draws on a truly unique skill set as a proven producer, savvy executive, and all-around creative,” Roppo said. “He’s able to catalyze each artist’s vision on-screen seamlessly and will be integral to producing groundbreaking content for Republic.”


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