Multi-award-winning DJ, producer, singer-songwriter and one of 2022’s biggest breakout stars, Nia Archives, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
Bursting onto the scene last year with her Forbidden Feelingz EP, Archives has become one of the most culturally relevant and hotly-tipped artists around right now. Leading the charge for the new generation of Jungalists, she has drawn praise from the likes of Rolling Stone UK, Mixmag, GQ, British Vogue, The Face, Pitchfork, The Fader, i-D, NME and more.
Last year, she won a number of big awards, including Best Electronic/Dance Act at the MOBOs, Best Producer at the NME Awards, DJ Mag’s Breakthrough Producer of the Year, BBC’s Introducing Artist Of The Year, AIM’s One to Watch, and was shortlisted for the BRIT Awards 2023 Rising Star Award.
She has also received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, KISS, and Rinse, and has been supported by Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify.
Nia Archives says: “Last year was a mad one for me and I am gassed to kick off 2023 by signing with Warner Chappell. Amber and her team have been super supportive of my music and I’m excited for the next chapter with an amazing publisher on board.”
Amber Davis, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK, adds: “Nia is a force to be reckoned with. She has set the scene alight with her incredible production and fresh take on a classic sound. Seeing her live and how the crowd reacted to her really blew my mind and it’s a rarity to come across someone who has it all. I’m truly delighted to be given the chance to work with Nia and her fantastic manager Tom Cater.”
Born and raised in West Yorkshire, Archives relocated to Manchester at age 16 and became ingrained in the local rave scene.
She released her first single ‘Sober Feels’ in 2020, which has gone on to generate more than 10 million streams. She followed this up with her debut EP, Headz Gone West, the following year, with the title track racking up more than seven million streams.
The same year she released the single ‘Forbidden Feelingz’, which has more than 20 million streams and was the lead single from her 2022 breakthrough EP, Forbidden Feelingz.
Since then, she has collaborated with Watch the Ride on ‘Mash up the Dance’ and CLIPZ, Beenie Man, Cristale and ShaSimone on ‘No Time’, as well as releasing a two further solo records with ‘So Tell Me…’ and ‘Bainá’ which also has more than 10 million streams.