If you don’t know, now you know that Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., announced that it has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter, producer and recording artist Terius Nash AKA The-Dream. The Dream is renowned for composing such chart-topping hits as Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” as well as releasing his own critically acclaimed albums IV Play, Terius Nash: 1977, and The Love Trilogy. He recently announced the release of his latest EP, Royalty: The Prequel, the first on his new label, Contra-Paris. Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell Music will continue to publish The-Dream’s entire catalog of music.
The-Dream said, “It’s a great day. I feel we have unified the family overall, and we all have a concrete goal in mind, which is making great music. None of this is possible without a dream, and as big as my dreams are, no dream is possible without God. I’d like to thank Big Jon for showing up like a Lord, as well as my team: Mark Stewart, Chaka Pilgrim, and Merck ‘MM’ Mercuriadis. I would also like to thank the millions of fans that take me into their hearts and homes, whether it’s my own personal music as The-Dream, or through my catalogue filled with family and friends. I thank Beyoncé and Jay for being family, trusting my thoughts beyond just the words, and allowing my impact on their presence. And to Rihanna for trusting me to be me, and be the glue that held albums together. Thank you to Ryan Press, who believes in me, and also the whole Warner/Chappell family. La Famila.”
Jon Platt, President, North America, Warner/Chappell Music, added, “The-Dream has written some of modern pop’s most influential hits and is responsible for career-defining collaborations with one superstar after another. He’s that rarity in our business—a genuine triple-threat: a brilliant songwriter, an ace producer, and a compelling artist in his own right. We’re very happy to continue working with such a gifted and prolific talent, and look forward to the next chapter in his career.”
The-Dream’s work has been honored with top industry accolades, including the Grammys for Song of the Year (“Umbrella” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”), and Best Rap Song (Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” and Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail”), among many others. His music has been recorded by such revered artists as Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ciara, Diddy, and more.