Icelandic singer-songwriter Lay Low has signed an agreement with American company Songs Publishing on the copyright of her songs. It includes that part of the revenue for Lay Low’s music tariffs abroad will go to the company, which in exchange will promote her songs.
Lay Low. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
“It will get us going again. We’re very satisfied with the agreement,” Lay Low’s manager Kári Sturluson told Fréttabladid.
The agreement is worth ISK millions. Songs Publishing is fairly large on the American music scene. Its partners include Tokyo Police Club, The Album Leaf, Islands and Blackalicious in addition to Little Joy, a side project by The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti.
Lay Low recently ended her cooperation with record label Nettwerk. According to Fréttabladid, the label published her latest album Farewell Good Night’s Sleep in Europe but not in the US as planned. So for the time being, Lay Low doesn’t have an overseas record contract.
Nettwerk wasn’t happy about Lay Low’s decision at first, Sturluson said, yet their partnership had an amicable ending. “We just estimated the situation such that it wouldn’t be wise to be stuck there in the future,” he explained.