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Kyla signs new publishing deal with BMG

1 Aug

British singer/songwriter Kyla Marie Smith, mononymously known as Kyla, has signed a new publishing deal with BMG.

Known in the UK for her singles “Do You Mind” and “Daydreaming,” Kyla shot to international stardom by providing guest vocals on Drake’s “One Dance,” which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Her current promotional single “Should’ve Been Me,” with UK Record producer Naughty Boy and Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music, who co-produced Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Kyla has recorded further material with producers including Invisible Men (Kylie Minogue), Zac Samuel (Taya), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Moon Willis (Anne-Marie), Youthonix (Tanika), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus) and Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa).

Among the songwriters Kyla has worked with are Andrea Martin (Monica), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo), Dayo Olatunji (Ella Henderson), Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes), Eyelar (Tinashe), Carla Marie Williams (Craig David), Jenna Andrews (Kiesza), Negin Djafari (Bobii Lewis) and Alicia Renee (Tamia).

Streaming the audio clip for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Kara DioGuardi signs new publishing deal with Warner / Chappell Music

31 Jan

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According to recent article by Billboard magazine, Kara DioGuardi has signed a new deal with Warner/Chappell Music.

The publishing company houses other musicians including The-Dream, Ross Golan, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Taylor Parks, Zac Poor, Ilya Salmanzadeh, PartyNextDoor, Sean Douglas, Ian Kirkpatrick, and Mattman & Robin.

Meanwhile, DioGuardi’s resume includes works with Pink (“Sober”), Kelly Clarkson (“Heartbeat Song”), Britney Spears (“Heaven on Earth”), Christina Aguilera (“Ain’t No Other Man”), Ashlee Simpson (“Pieces of Me”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Baby Love”), and Katy Perry (“I Do Not Hook Up”).

She’s also known for collaborating with top producers such as will.i.am, Greg Wells, Cutfather, John Shanks, Dr. Luke, Toby Gad, Jonathan Rotem, DJ Premier, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Greg Kurstin, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Her next placements include Clairity [Republic], Becky Hill [Parlophone], Kelsea Ballerini [Black River], and Brooke Eden [Red Bow].

Watch DioGuardi perform “Terrified” with Jason Reeves below.