Sony Music Publishing today announced it has signed rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Em Beihold to a worldwide publishing agreement.
Since releasing her RIAA gold-certified single “Numb Little Bug” earlier this year, Em Beihold has quickly become one of 2022’s most promising new artists. Her breakthrough hit debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 and has remained on the chart for 24 weeks, recently earning Beihold the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. The track currently sits in the Top 20 on the Hot 100, while also reaching No. 2 on the Hot AC charts. With 407 million global streams and counting, the track also reached No. 1 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and leapt into the Top 10 of the TikTok U.S. Top Tracks chart.
On July 22, Beihold released her debut EP Egg in the Backseat featuring her brand new single “Too Precious.” She also recently announced plans to join King Princess for a string of dates on her upcoming tour this fall.
“I’m so happy to be a part of the Sony Music Publishing family,” said Beihold. “So many of my favorite artists who inspired me to start writing in the first place like Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles are with them so it was a natural decision. Songwriting is the core of my artistry and I’m so grateful to call Sony Music Publishing home.”
Sony Music Publishing SVP, Creative Jennifer Knoepfle and Creative Coordinator Adam Ikner said, “Em is a natural born songwriter, with an innate understanding on how to succinctly translate her thoughts and emotions into a song. We are pleased to welcome her to SMP and are excited to be a part of her journey.”
Beihold’s music career gained momentum in 2016 at her first live show, when director Michelle Schumacher enlisted Em to contribute a song to her film I’m Not Here starring Academy® Award winner J.K. Simmons. She penned “Not Who We Were” for the movie and featured the track on her independent debut EP Infrared a year later. In 2020, she launched her TikTok page and soon after her song “City Of Angels” gained traction and earned over 12 million Spotify streams. She continued to achieve viral success in 2021 with her hit song “Groundhog Day,” which quickly reached the Spotify Viral 50 in the U.S. and surpassed 13 million Spotify streams.