Kendrick Lamar has inked a long-term deal with Broadcast Music, Inc.
BMI announced on Monday (April 29) that the performing rights organization will now represent the Pulitzer Prize winner's applauded music catalog on a worldwide basis. K. Dot joins a loaded roster that already includes Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ozuna, Lady Gaga, Julia Michaels, Khalid, Post Malone, Halsey, and more.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Kendrick to the BMI family and expand our great working relationship with Top Dawg Entertainment and its incredibly talented roster," said Mike Steinberg, EVP Creative & Licensing. BMI is already the publishing home to TDE artists SZA, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Skiiiwalker, and Isaiah Rashad.
"Kendrick’s gift for writing and performing such stunningly impactful music has solidified his stature among the world’s greatest artists and, without a doubt, as a major force in our industry for many years to come," Steinberg continued. "We’re honored that he has chosen BMI to represent his creative works."
Check out BMI's welcoming message for Kendrick Lamar below.
We are thrilled to welcome @kendricklamar to our #BMIFamily! A global sensation, #KendrickLamar made his major-label debut in 2012 with good kid, m.A.A.d city and quickly rose to fame with 1.72 million in album sales. His 2015 follow-up, To Pimp a Butterfly, and his critically-acclaimed 2017 album, DAMN., also reached platinum status. DAMN. debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2017, and in 2018, Lamar made history when it earned him a groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize, making him the first non-jazz or classical artist to receive the coveted honor. Throughout his career, Lamar has also received 13 GRAMMY Awards and 37 nominations (including a GRAMMY win at this year’s ceremony in the Best Rap Performance category for “King’s Dead”), as well as six Billboard Music Awards, and many other honors.