Beyoncé is a fierce businesswoman. The ESSENCE Festival headliner signed a deal with global publishing company Warner/Chappell Music, reports Billboard.
The deal will distribute Beyoncé’s upcoming fifth studio album, which is yet to be titled. “It’s an honor to join Warner/Chappell Music and to continue working with my friend Jon Platt,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership.”
Beyoncé previously worked with Platt at EMI. He signed her along with Kanye West, Drake and more as the president of North America creative for EMI Music Publishing. Platt took over as President of Creative, North America at Warner/Chappell last September.
“I am always inspired by her drive, her creative vision and the breadth of her talents as a songwriter, performer and artist,” said Platt. “Everyone at Warner/Chappell is honored to have the opportunity to serve this ground-breaking superstar as she continues to evolve, growing her incredible catalog of songs and producing some truly extraordinary new music.”
Jay-Z and Roc Nation announced their partnership with Warner/Chapelle earlier this week.