Concord Music Publishing today announced a new global publishing agreement with producer-singer-songwriter Nana Rogues, best known for producing and co-writing hits for global artists including Drake (including his 2017 global hit “Passionfruit” which is his 3rd highest streaming song at over 1.3bn), Dave, Future, J Hus, Zara Larsson, Skepta, Stormzy and Wiz Kid.
The new deal with Rogues includes his catalogues alongside all future works.
A winner of multiple awards including a BRIT (Dave, Psychodrama), Billboard (Drake, Scorpion) and nominations for a GRAMMY, in 2018 he achieved a major breakthrough co-writing on Drake’s record breaking single “Don’t Matter To Me” featuring Michael Jackson which at the time, broke the single-day streaming record on Apple Music and Spotify.
Kim Frankiewicz, EVP Worldwide A&R at Concord Music Publishing says, “There is often a lot of hyperbole in this business, but Nana is the real deal; he’s one of the most versatile writers out there, and we are delighted that he’s accepted to join the Concord family at this stage of what undoubtably will be a very successful career”.
Harri Davies, Senior A&R Director at Concord Music Publishing adds, “Nana is an exceptional producer with a remarkable work ethic. We are absolutely delighted that he chose Concord as caretakers of his hit-laden catalogue whilst also entrusting us as the home of his future song writing output”.
Nana Rogues comments, “I'm really looking forward to this next chapter in my career, Concord are a major player that understands my vision and sound. Together as a team we will be putting out great feel-good music that transcends across the world!”
Manager Dani Stephenson of Straight Forward Music adds, “We're ultra-excited to be working with Concord, an innovative publisher and top tier team, one that really understands Nana and how to take him and his catalogue to the next level. Nana is one of the most talented creatives I have the pleasure of knowing. His authenticity is art in its truest form, a genuine musical pioneer who has created timeless music that will forever be a moment in time for many generations to come”.
Originally from Hackney, London, Nana Rogues has proven himself to be one of the most versatile producer-songwriters of the moment, showcasing his one-of-a-kind style, with a vast array of musical vibes that’s moving the needle in today’s Top 40.
In 2019 Nana launched as an artist featuring on releases with Raye “Confidence” and Honne “I Got You” and “To The Max” featuring” Wiz Kid. More recently, he’s co-produced on KSI’s single “Number 2” featuring Future and 21 Savage on the number #1 chart topping album All Over The Place and produced on “We’re All Alone” which features on Dave’s new album called We’re All Alone In This Together. Nana is currently in the studio working with Dave, WizKid and Wiz Khalifa.
Photo: Left to Right – Kim Frankiewicz, Nana Rogues, Harri Davies, Dani Stephenson