Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a publishing deal with Latin Grammy-winning producer Tony Succar, Billboard can confirm.
Following his 2015 salsa-inspired tribute album to Michael Jackson titled Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, which landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Albums Charts, the award-winning Peruvian producer, musician and arranger last year won the Latin Grammy for best salsa album (Más De Mí) and producer of the year.
“It’s important for me to be able to experiment and constantly evolve my sound, and I’m thrilled to partner with a team like WCM where that’s supported and encouraged,” Succar said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with talent from different genres and cultures to create something truly unique, which is what I strive for everyday as a producer, composer, and artist. And of course bringing my Peruvian sound to the international music market is a big focus for me, it’s my culture and my roots, and the world needs to hear more of us.”
“We’re always looking to partner with genre-defying innovators like Tony,” said Gustavo Menendez, president, WCM Latin America. “His unexpected and fresh take on salsa and jazz paired with his one-of-a-kind tropical beats makes for a unique sound that has captivated listeners. We know there are even bigger things ahead for him!”
Succar recently teamed up with Dr. Pablo Gil’s Raices Jazz Orchestra to release a self-titled first album in May. Featuring Grammy-winning artists like Richard Bona and Anaadi, the album fuses jazz and Latin musical styles.