Classical singer and watch brand ambassador Carly Paoli has penned a contract with Sony/ATV, as part of a deal struck between the music publishing company and the independent publishing and record company ABIAH.
Classical singer Paoli, who released her debut album Singing My Dreams in the summer, is a brand ambassador for luxury Swiss watchmaker Bedat & Co.
The new deal with Paoli covers London-based ABIAH’s entire song catalogue, including songs by singer as well as celebrated composer, arranger and conductor Romano Musumarra which feature on Paoli’s highly-acclaimed debut album Singing My Dreams.
Sony/ATV UK SVP A&R and catalogue, Fran Malyan, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Carly, who is a huge talent and I look forward to being part of her journey to the top.”
Grant Black, CEO of ABIAH, said: “Sony/ATV is the number one publisher so it was a natural choice to collaborate with them. Not only is Carly a phenomenally talented classical singer, she is also a gifted songwriter, which is unusual in the genre of classical crossover. This deal fits perfectly with ABIAH’s motto of ‘do it right first time’.”
Bedat & Co first confirmed its partnership with Paoli in 2014 and has since collaborated with the brand on a variety of events and campaigns.
The English-Italian singer studied at Tring Park and The Royal Northern College of Music and has worked with Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.
She has performed alongside stars including Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson and was invited to perform for the Prince of Wales and the Pope.