Chimney Records’s David Hayle and Jordan McClure
Chimney Records has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Richstone Music Publishing/Sony/ATV Music.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is an American music publisher part of the Sony Music Group owned by Sony Entertainment. It has the largest music publishing catalog in the world, with 4.86 million songs owned and administered as of March 31, 2020. The company was formed in 1995 with the merger of Sony Music Publishing and ATV Music, which was owned by entertainer Michael Jackson.
The Chimney Records team comprises of former students of Campion College in Kingston Jordan McClure and David Hayle. Their hit rhythm projects include the Sex Appeal, Retweet, Star Bwoy, Happy Hour, Summer Fling, Money Box, Tropical Escape, Chill Spot, Rising Sun, Movie Star and World Premier. The label has been around for 13 years.
Chimney’s Sony deal was signed last week, according to Hayle it represents the start of a new chapter for the record label.
“It represents the beginning of a new chapter where we continue to make and release great music that we, and hopefully many others will enjoy, but also one that we are confident will entail a broader reach, new opportunities and a team that will help us to realise the fullest potential of our music going forward,” He told the Jamaica Observer.
He said the deal came about after having a discussion with their manager Richie Flores, who is the founder of Richstone Music.
“It started with a discussion with our manager Richie Flores, who represents his own publishing company Richstone Music which is affiliated with Sony/ATV. It didn’t take long for us to agree that working with Sony/ATV would be a great move, and we became excited at the prospect,” he explained.
This is the first major publisher that Chimney Records has signed a deal with.