Kendrick Lamar has signed a new performing rights deal with BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc).
The US rapper, whose last full-length album ‘DAMN‘ was released in 2017, was previously signed to publishers Warner/Chappell Music. Now, he’s confirmed a long-term deal with the huge performing rights organisation – who also represent the likes of Rihanna and Post Malone.
BMI released a statement yesterday (April 29) to confirm the news. “We’re thrilled to welcome Kendrick to the BMI family and expand our great working relationship with Top Dawg Entertainment and its incredibly talented roster,” said Mike Steinberg, BMI’s EVP of Creative & Licensing.
“Kendrick’s gift for writing and performing such stunningly impactful music has solidified his stature among the world’s greatest artists and, without a doubt, as a major force in our industry for many years to come.”
He added: “We’re honored that he has chosen BMI to represent his creative works.”
Back in December last year, Kendrick Lamar denied that he was at work on a new studio album.
“He’s been writing long-form, but declines to articulate what it’s about, what themes are recurring and in what form it will eventually see release,” the Los Angeles Times claimed during a rare interview with the star.
Since the release of ‘DAMN’, Lamar has served as executive producer for ‘Black Panther: The Album’. He bagged a Grammy earlier this year for its cut ‘King’s Dead’, which featured Future and James Blake.