Khalid “Khal” Yassein Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Position Music

President and CEO Tyler Bacon announced today that RIAA platinum-selling artist and writer Khalid “Khal” Yassein has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Position MusicIn addition to being the

lead writer and male vocalist of the indie folk band Wild Rivers, Yassein has collaborated with notable artists such as Sasha Sloan, venbee, Oh Wonder, Morgan Evans, The Fray, Matt Hansen, Maddie Zahm, and more.

The Canadian-born writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist co-founded Wild Rivers in 2015. Yassein has written and co-produced on all Wild Rivers releases, which have garnered more than 500 million streams and an audience

of over 4 million monthly listeners. The trio’s breakout single, “Thinking ‘Bout Love,” was certified Gold in Australia and Platinum in Canada. Recently, the band served as direct support for The Chicks on their 2023 US arena tour

as well as Noah Kahan on his sold-out 2024 European arena tour. Yassein’s recent and upcoming cuts include songs with The Reklaws, Phillip Phillips, Suriel Hess, elijah woods, Zach Seabaugh, Kyle Hume, and Tyrone Wells.

“Joe [Brooks] first approached me as a true fan of my band and my songwriting and has since shown himself to be an incredible champion and partner,” says Yassein. “As I've gotten to know him and the entire Position team, they've

continued to impress with their work ethic and company ethos. I'm thrilled to align myself with such a forward-thinking and fast-growing company to nurture my career as a songwriter and as an artist.”

Yassein joins a Position music publishing roster that includes Audien, Tinashe, Cannons, Jack LaFrantz, ¿Téo?, Austin Powerz, Brandyn Burnette, Dru “Falconry” DeCaro, Evalyn, Joe Kearns, John “Feldy” Feldman, Judah & the Lion, Krupa, KANNER, No Love For The Middle Child, and more.

"I've been a fan of Khal's band, Wild Rivers, for many years. The intelligence he applies in his lyrics and melody is exceptional. Both writing and performing at the highest level, Khal is a true all-rounder and a truly wonderful human. I'm very excited to be in business with him and I believe Position will be a very fruitful home for him,” says Joe Brooks, A&R at Position Music.