RIOTUSA, the hitmaking producer behind Ice Spice’s biggest singles, including “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “Princess Diana (Remix),” and “In Ha Mood,” has signed with Warner Chappell Music.
Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with rising producer and songwriter RIOTUSA, Ice Spice’s primary collaborator on most of her hit singles. Most recently working with her and Nicki Minaj on their “Princess Diana (Remix),” he also produced Ice’s “In Ha Mood,” “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “Bikini Bottom,” and more.
Riot has landed five Billboard Hot 100 hits this year for his work with Ice Spice, reigning at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Producer list for multiple weeks. He produced Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” with Aqua (“Barbie Girl”) for the upcoming Barbie film, set for release on June 23 with an accompanying music video.
In addition, Riot teamed up with Ice Spice and Taylor Swift to co-write the duo’s “Karma” remix, earning Ice Spice the biggest streaming debut for a female rapper in global Spotify history. He contributed to PinkPantheress’ “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2,” featuring Ice Spice, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 — then the highest-charting single for either artist.
“Warner Chappell showed me respect and made me excited to build,” says Riot (pictured left). “Ryan (Press) values my vision and goals as a creative, and I know what he’s brought to the table for other artists. I want to inspire others to chase their dreams, and Warner Chappell will help me achieve those goals.”
“Riot has quickly become one of the most exciting and in-demand producers to emerge from New York’s legendary hip-hop scene,” adds Ryan Press, President of Warner Chappell Music North America (pictured right). “He’s creating hit after hit with Ice Spice, and we’re super lucky to get to support him at this stage of his journey. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of hip-hop’s biggest music producers during the early stages of their careers, and I know Riot is well on his way to being one of the best producers of his generation.”
“Riot has now shown he’s a proven hitmaker through his frequent collaboration with one of the buzziest artists in the hip-hop scene, Ice Spice,” concludes James Rosemond Jr, CEO and founder of Mastermind Artists and manager to RIOTUSA and Ice Spice. “After he scored multiple Billboard Hot 100 entries and radio hits, we knew it was the right time to find a publishing admin partner to support Riot’s works in syncs, licensing, and collection.”
“Ryan Press understood Riot’s goals, vision, and worth, and this next chapter with Ryan and the global Warner Chappell team, as part of our extended family, is only going to amplify Riot’s reach and raise his efforts to another level in this competitive space,” Rosemond continues. “I’m excited about what’s next for Riot.”