BERGEN, Norway (CelebrityAccess) — Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Norwegian DJ, songwriter, recording artist and producer Alan Walker to a worldwide deal.
The agreement includes his hit track “Faded”, which has been one of the biggest global releases of the past 12 months, with Spotify placing it among its Top 10 hits worldwide of 2016. It is the most-streamed song by a Scandinavian artist of all time.
Sony/ATV’s deal for Walker was overseen by the company’s pan-European A&R team, headed by Guy Moot, Sony/ATV UK Managing Director and President and included Managing Director Johnny Tennander, who is also a key part of the pan-European A&R team.
Walker, a native of Northampton, England, moved to Bergen, Norway at the age of two. He began making music as a teenager on his laptop, which included creating the instrumental composition “Fade”. After he posted it up on YouTube the song attracted 65 million hits and he added to his repertoire with tracks including “Spectre” and “Force”. – Staff Writers