Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia has partnered with Vertical Rights, the publishing arm of Lateral Management, which operates out of London, Stockholm and Los Angeles
The partnership will see Sony Music Publishing support and collaborate with Vertical’s roster of songwriters in the areas of administration, synchronization, creation, and more.
Vertical Rights was founded by Christian Wåhlberg, Jamie Binns and Jan Carl Adelswärd, who also own Lateral Management.
Lateral represents artists such as Labrinth, Paloma Faith, Real Like You and many more.
Lateral and Vertical are closely linked and constitute a strong network of artists, songwriters and producers on an international scale.
Vertical represents songwriters such as Klas Åhlund, who has co-written for Robyn, Katy Perry, Usher and Ghost; Jocke Åhlund, who wrote/produced for Robyn, Cee Lo Green, Wayne Coyne and Iggy Pop.
The company also represents electronic dance music masters Michel Zitron and John Martin, who have created music for the Swedish House Mafia, Martijn Garrix, David Guetta and Tiesto. Vertical also represents rising stars Gino & Otto, who co-wrote the recently released single Choice by Internet Money and 24kGoldn.
“Our passion has always been to make great music with great people.”
Christian Wåhlberg, Vertical Rights / Lateral Management
Christian Wåhlberg, Managing Director of Vertical Rights and Co-Founder of Lateral, said: “Our passion has always been to make good music with good people.
“I’m confident that working with the team at Sony Music Publishing under the leadership of Johnny Tennander will inject new energy into the vibrant network of artists, songwriters and producers that make up the Lateral and Vertical family.”
“I’ve always had tremendous respect for what Christian and Jamie have built together and they’ve always combined great music with great ideas.”
Johnny Tennander, Sony Music Publishing
Johnny Tennander, Managing Director, Scandinavia and SVP A&R International, Sony Music Publishing, added: “I have always had tremendous respect for what Christian and Jamie have built together and they have always combined great music with great ideas. .
“Their roster is a fantastic addition to our world, and we really look forward to working closely with their team and songwriters.”The music industry around the world