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Sony/ATV Launches Joint Venture With Greg Kurstin

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its deal with multi-Grammy-winning songwriter, musician and producer Greg Kurstin and launched a new joint venture to sign songwriters and musicians.

The joint venture's first signing is upcoming songwriter, artist and producer Wendy Wang, while songwriter Jesse Shatkin, who was brought by Kurstin to Sony/ATV and has had hits with acts such as Sia (“Chandelier”, “Alive”), One Direction (“Perfect”) and Fall Out Boy (new single “Champion”), has also signed on with the new joint venture.

The new long-term agreement extends what has proven to be a successful year for Kurstin and folllows four honors at this year’s Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for his work with Adele and scoring a global No. 1 hit as the co-writer of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”.

Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “Greg is simply the best at what he does. He is an incredible songwriter, a producer extraordinaire and has an amazing ability to discover and nurture new talent. I’m so proud to be associated with this great guy and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.”