Lorde Signs $2.5M
Publishing Deal

Reigning chart princess Lorde celebrated her 17th birthday by signing a $2.5 million publishing deal.

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The Fonda, Los Angeles, Calif.

With her single “Royals” on top of the U.S. charts, heated bidding included offers from Sony/ATV.

But the winner was Matt Pincus’ small, New York-based Songs Music Publishing, which had been courting Lorde since February before her international success.

Lorde manager Tim Youngson emphasized, “The decision wasn’t made on money.”