Sony/ATV Signs KOLIDESCOPES to Exclusive Global Deal24 November 2020 - Press release
Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has signed powerhouse duo KOLIDESCOPES to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. KOLIDESCOPES, consisting of Dan Dare and John Courtidis, is an accomplished songwriting and producing team known for co-writing the hit single “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry and MNEK.
“Head & Heart” has become the biggest UK song of 2020 thus far, peaking at No.1 on the Official UK charts and remaining at the top spot for six weeks. The song is also earning massive success globally – it reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month. The single has also reached top charting spots in Australia, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and Croatia.
“Johnny and Dan are some of the most multi-talented songwriters I have met. I remember our first meeting when they played us some incredible songs, and it was evident that they have the absolute ‘full set’ as writers, topliners, producers and singers,” Sony/ATV UK President, Co-Managing Director David Ventura said. “Collaborations and opportunities for them are limitless and they have incredible music coming as both artists and songwriters. We couldn’t be happier and there is a true feeling of euphoria to welcome them at Sony/ATV!”
Sony/ATV UK Head of A&R, Sarah Lockhart stated, “Dan and Johnny have an endless supply of creative energy and their hard work and versatility has deservedly paid off with ‘Head & Heart.’ This is just the beginning and I am excited we are a part of their next chapter and beyond.”
“KOLIDESCOPES are among the most talented songwriter and producer duos working in the UK today,”Sony/ATV UK A&R Manager Daniel Seal said. “They are so versatile in their abilities and I'm looking forward to helping build upon the success of ‘Head & Heart.’ It is a pleasure to welcome them to Sony/ATV.”
Jono Ball, Manager, PROGRAM Management, said, “I am delighted to be working with Sony/ATV on KOLIDESCOPES and for the huge opportunity that it brings. David’s experience and passion for dance music is unrivalled, and together with his incredibly talented team in the UK and internationally, the belief in the talent of KOLIDESCOPES ensures exciting times ahead.”
KOLIDESCOPES said, “We are beyond excited to begin this new chapter with David, Daniel, Sarah and the entire team at Sony/ATV. They are the kind of music publisher every songwriter would be proud to have in their corner and we can’t wait to see what we accomplish together.”
Recently, KOLIDESCOPES also launched their career as artists – Dan and John signed to APG/Atlantic in Los Angeles earlier this year. They are currently working on their own upcoming project and recently released their new single entitled “Torn.” They have also been collaborating on exciting new cuts with some of the UK’s most successful songwriters, producers and artists including Sigala, Raye and MNEK.