Video: Carly Paoli performing some of the songs off her new album (Credit: Carly Paoli)
Internationally-renowned Mansfield classical singer Carly Paoli has signed with the world’s number one publishing company Sony.
Carly released her debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’ in June last year.
She also won the Premio Barocco, a highly prestigious Italian award that celebrates achievements in arts and culture previously won by Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Dame Helen Mirren.
Carly also performed for the Pope Francis as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, a Roman Catholic period of prayer.
The signing comes as part of a deal struck between Sony/ATV and independent publishing record company ABIAH.
Carly said: “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 ‘Singing 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.”
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 ‘Singing My Dreams’.
Sony/ATV’s Fran Malyan 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, said: “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’.”