Sony Music Publishing UK has signed Grammy award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, and composer Danger Mouse to a worldwide publishing agreement.
Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse’s projects have spanned across a diverse range of styles – from the pop/hip-hop fusion of Gnarls Barkley, including the 2006 smash hit Crazy and Grammy-winning album St. Elsewhere – to his indie duo Broken Bells and their self-titled gold-certified debut, featuring The High Road and The Ghost Inside.
As a producer, Danger Mouse has amassed a list of collaborators including Beck, Gorillaz, the Black Keys, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A$AP Rocky, Norah Jones and Adele, whose 2017 album 25 earned him another Grammy award.
Among his many accolades, Danger Mouse has achieved 24 Grammy nominations, six Grammy wins, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe win for Best Original Song.
Recently, Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer announced the revival of their duo Broken Bells with a new song We’re Not in Orbit Yet… from their upcoming album Into The Blue.
Danger Mouse also announced a new collaborative album with The Roots’ Black Thought entitled Cheat Codes, featuring new singles Aquamarine with Michael Kiwanuka, Because with Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge, as well as No Gold Teeth.
Set for release on August 12, the album also includes appearances by Run the Jewels, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Conway the Machine, and the late MF Doom.
Following Burton’s 2004 release of The Grey Album, he went on to form Gnarls Barkley with CeeLo Green, which led to chart-topping albums St. Elsewhere in 2006 and The Odd Couple in 2008.
In 2009, Danger Mouse joined forces with James Mercer of The Shins as Broken Bells.
Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO, said: “Danger Mouse is not only a brilliant songwriter, but a true innovator who pushes creative boundaries and challenges listeners to think outside the box.
“We look forward to working alongside Brian and his team in this new phase of his career.”
avid Ventura, President & Co-Managing Director, UK, SVP International, Sony Music Publishing said: “Brian is a living legend, and one of the most pioneering songwriters and producers of this century.
“It is a real honour for all of us at SMP to have this unique chance to be working with him and Jeff his manager. We are not only thrilled to be representing some of his most prestigious songs, many of which recognised by the Grammys, but we are also opening a new relationship towards the future.
“From his own projects to artists collaborations or even soundtracks, the opportunities with a genius like Danger Mouse are limitless, and it is with the biggest smile I say that this is a dream come true!”
Alex Sheridan, Catalogue, UK, Sony Music Publishing, said: “We are beyond delighted to be working with Danger Mouse.
“Through his artist projects, production and songwriting he has proven himself as one of the great collaborators of our time.
“By working across his esteemed catalogue – and looking forward to what will be a tremendously exciting period of his career – we want to help him build upon the legendary status he has earned so far. I’d like to thank Brian and his team for putting their trust in Sony Music Publishing.”
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