Moon Projects, the next-generation record label and creative agency founded by music industry leader Mary Rahmani, has announced the launch of its publishing division in partnership with Warner Chappell Music.
Through its joint publishing venture, Moon Projects will further its goal of supporting artists and songwriters across all stages of development, while providing a resource for them to manage their catalogs alongside a team of seasoned veterans. Moon Projects’ publishing division will combine the white-glove service and personal attention of a small artist development collective, with the support and resources of one of the biggest music publishers in the world.
It will also advance the company’s vision of working with artists and songwriters to forge their own path through a hands-on, culture-oriented approach to development.
“I’m so thrilled to be launching the publishing division of Moon Projects,” says Moon Projects founder Mary Rahmani. “Warner Chappell is one of the most trusted names in music publishing, and I am a huge admirer of their work. I could not be prouder to be working with them on this exciting joint venture, which will allow Moon Projects to further its goal of supporting the artists and songwriters we love in an equitable and transparent way that encourages career longevity.”
Warner Chappell Music SVP of A&R and Venture Partners, Rich Christina, added: “Mary is bringing a new and fresh approach to the industry with Moon Projects and this joint venture will expand those efforts even more. We’re proud to be working together to ensure more songwriters and digital creators have a publishing partner that protects their best interests.”
The deal marks Moon Projects’ second joint venture with a major label conglomerate. Moon Projects also has a record label imprint through Republic Records and represents GRAMMY hopeful Em Beihold, whose debut single for Moon Projects/Republic Records’ “Numb Little Bug” launched the young singer-songwriter to international acclaim.
The song was recently certified RIAA Platinum in the U.S. – in addition to peaking at #1 on both the Hot AC radio chart and the Billboard Emerging Artist chart and breaking the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, which led to Em’s TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Since launching in May of 2021, Moon Projects has made its mark serving artists and brands with stakes in the music industry and creator economy.
In addition to its joint ventures with Warner Chappell Music and Republic Records, Moon Projects offers creative services such as creator curation and strategy across short-form video platforms, as well as digital consulting services for musicians and brands.
Moon Projects is represented by Heidy Vaquerano, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP.