Warner Chappell signs global deal with Patrice Rushen

Warner Chappell signs global deal with Patrice Rushen

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with Grammy nominee and jazz/R&B star Patrice Rushen. 

Rushen has performed with and produced for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Nancy Wilson, Sheena Easton, Carlos Santana and Freddie Hubbard. She has served as the first female musical director for many top award shows, including the Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and NAACP Image Awards. 

Patrice Rushen said: “I am so excited to be with WCM. It’s been wonderful to feel the energy and support of a company whose respect for music is matched by the  progressive perspectives and ideas which serve to protect music makers. I look forward to the celebration of my existing catalogue as well as the creation of new collaborative projects, and songs”.

Chuck Gamble, WCM VP of catalogue promotions/creative services, said: “Patrice is a one-woman creative powerhouse – artist, producer, conductor, composer, and renaissance writer. She has built a career that extends beyond music creation, embracing versatility and authenticity, and we’re honored to work with such a remarkable legacy.” 

Guy Moot (CEO) and Carianne Marshall (COO), WCM co-chairs, added: “We've been fans of Patrice and her music for a long time. She's crafted a collection of songs that continue to hold cultural significance, built on undeniable passion and natural skill. Throughout her career, she's also served as a driving force for female songwriters and set the stage for the next generation of diverse talent to thrive, and we’re very grateful to have this opportunity to look after her timeless catalogue.”

PHOTO: Chuck Gamble (WCM), Patrice Rushen, Carianne Marshall (WCM), Guy Moot (WCM)

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