Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British DJ and producer, Nathan Dawe12 August 2020 - Press release
Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British DJ and producer, Nathan Dawe.
Dawe is currently enjoying success with his latest single ‘Lighter’ featuring KSI. Last week the track climbed to number three in the UK Singles Chart having debuted at number four the previous week.
Nathan Dawe said: “It’s great to be signing to Warner Chappell Music – a publisher that looks after so many brilliant songwriters and producers. Darryl Parkinson has been there from the get go so I’m pleased that we’ll be working together along with the rest of the Chappell team. I’m always looking to grow and develop as a writer and an artist and by being part of Chappell I’ll get the opportunity to work and learn from the best around. My last two records have performed amazingly well and I can’t wait to add to that success!”
Amber Davis, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK, added: “I’m delighted that Darryl spotted Nathan's talent extremely early and brought Nathan in to us. It's clear that Nathan and his manager Matt know how to make a hit and thanks to his last two singles he has become one of the most exciting new names in the dance/pop world. I’m sure he will carry on delivering big songs and big results!”
Nathan Dawe was born in Burton upon Trent in 1994. He began DJing at just nine years old and as he grew up he honed his skills by playing at local weddings, birthdays, pubs and clubs.
He first started to make a name for himself and earn a loyal fanbase by releasing multi-genre mixes on his Soundcloud. The mixes gained popularity as they included a mashup of everything from house music to hip-hop, reggae, bassline and pop. From there he delved deeper into learning more about the production side of making music and started to create his own songs.
In 2019, Dawe signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records UK and released his single ‘Flowers’ featuring Jaykae. The track, which is a reworking of the garage classic by Sweet Female Attitude, broke into the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 12. To date it has received almost 40 million Spotify streams and has been certified gold.
At the end of July this year, Dawe released ‘Lighter’ featuring rapper KSI. The song became an instant hit, debuting at number four in the charts and giving Dawe and KSI their first Top 5 single. Last week the song continued to perform well and landed at number three in the charts.