Warner Chappell Music inks global publishing deal with British DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T
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Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with superstar British DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T.
Toddla T spent 11 years hosting weekly shows at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.
He’s also achieved success as a producer on records such as the BRIT-nominated Ain’t It Different by Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy, which hit No.2 on the UK Singles Chart..
He also worked on Strike A Pose by Young T, Bugsey and Aitch, which reached No.9 in the UK Singles Chart and Boasty by Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul and Idris Elba, which charted at No.11.
Toddla T, the artist name of Sheffield-born Thomas Mackenzie Bell, released his debut album, Skanky Skanky, in 2009, and featured collaborations with Matt Helders from the Arctic Monkeys, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roots Manuva, Tinchy Stryder and Hervé.
He has gone on to release two more albums, 2011’s Watch Me Dance and 2017’s Foreign Light featuring Andrea Martin.
In 2019, he produced and wrote on Stormzy’s UK chart topping album Heavy Is The Head.
Most recently, he has produced for artists including Aitch, Anne-Marie, Avelino, Berwyn, KSI, Lady Leshurr, Miraa May, Mist, Sinead Harnett and Tia Carys.
He is also currently sitting on the Radio 1 playlist with his own single Shaker, a collaboration with Sweetie Irie & Jeremiah Asiamah ft Stefflon Don, S1mba.
“it’s great to link with Warner Chappell.”
Toddla T, said: “A new chapter in the Toddla T Producky book… it’s great to link with Warner Chappell… more shellings to come! UK to the world.”
“The last few years for Toddla as a writer-producer have been fundamental to his career.”
Helena Antoniades, HALE Artists
Helena Antoniades, Manager at HALE Artists, said: “The last few years for Toddla as a writer-producer have been fundamental to his career and now we are ready to step it up another gear with the brilliant team at Warner Chappell.”
“[Toddla t] has been a staple of the UK dance and hip-hop scene for a number of years.”
Amber Davis, Warner Chappell Music UK
Amber Davis, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK, added: “When Sam told me Toddla was potentially free for publishing I was over the moon as I’m a huge fan of his work – he’s been a staple of the UK dance and hip-hop scene for a number of years now.
“He has fantastic management with Helena Antoniades and his songwriting and production work over the last few years has been exceptional. I’m genuinely excited to see what he creates in the future.”
“I am extremely excited to be part of the next chapter for such a special individual.”
Sam Lowe, Warner Chappell Music UK
Sam Lowe, Senior International A&R Manager, Warner Chappell Music UK, said: “I’ve known T for many years in different capacities; his talent for producing and writing such a varied range of music, paired with his passion and ability to bring the best out of whoever he is working with is second to none.
“His focus and love for what he does is always evident, and I am extremely excited to be part of the next chapter for such a special individual.”