Carly Paoli signs with world’s top publishing company

Singer, lyricist and RNCM alumna Carly Paoli has been signed to Sony/ATV as part of a deal struck between the world’s No 1 music publishing company and the independent publishing and record company ABIAH.

The deal covers London-based ABIAH’s entire song catalogue, including songs by Carly and celebrated composer, arranger and conductor Romano Musumarra, which feature on Carly’s highly-acclaimed début album Singing My Dreams.

I could write a long list of phrases from Queen and Michael Jackson song lyrics that have captivated me. Then, from a very different musical world, songs like Singin’ in the Rain and Moon River have inspired the performer I am today. Lyrics are the first thing that draw me into a song – the beautiful ability to tell a story through music. So, it’s very humbling and so fulfilling as an artist to know that my music will become a part of Sony/ATV’s wonderful history,’ said Carly, who graduated in 2012.

Fran Malyan, of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: ‘I’m thrilled to be working with Carly, who is a huge talent and I look forward to being part of her journey to the top.’

Grant Black, CEO of ABIAH, added: ‘Sony/ATV is the number one publisher so it was a natural choice to collaborate with them. Not only is Carly a phenomenally talented classical singer, she is also a gifted songwriter, which is unusual in the genre of classical crossover. This deal fits perfectly with ABIAH’s motto of ‘do it right first time’.’

Carly’s songwriting credits on her album include co-writes with Ennio and Andrea Morricone and James Horner, having written English lyrics for Se Tu Fossi (Cinema Paradiso) and the theme from Legends of the Fall, which now bears the title Memory of You. In recent years the English-Italian singer has worked with American stars Steven Tyler and Jennifer Hudson as well as producer David Foster and tenors Andrea Bocelli and José Carreras, who said that Carly ‘is a wonderful person to work with. I admire her voice, artistry and her charisma. It’s a pleasure for me to sing with her.’



17 April 2018