Young Money rapper Drake has signed a deal with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), to protect his copyrights and makes sure he’s paid his due royalties, and has left his former publishing company BMI behind.
As reported by Billboard, Drake has inked a deal with ASCAP, the company’s VP of Rhythm & Soul Membership, Nicole George-Middleton announced today.
Drake gave a statement on signing with ASCAP:
For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect. As an organization run by music creators, ASCAP represents a whole community of kindred spirits. Joining ASCAP was just a natural choice for me because I know my music is in the best possible hands.
With the new deal in place, Drake will join a roster that includes his go to producer, Noah “40″ Shebib.