Composer Josephine Stephenson Signs Publishing Deal with Wise Music Group

By Nicolas Quiroga

Wise Music Group and composer, arranger and performer Josephine Stephenson have signed a long-term publishing deal.

Stephenson has been commissioned by such organizations as the BBC, Radio France, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and others. She has also collaborated with the theater companies La Raffinerie, L’Éventuel Hérisson Bleu and FellSwoop Theater and has written and arranged music for a number of acclaimed artists, arrangers, composers and bands. She is currently the Composer in Residence at the Opéra Grand Avignon.

Stephenson joins Éditions Alphonse Leduc’s roster, alongside the likes of Betsy Jolas, Henri Dutilleux, Michele Reverdy, Elsa Barraine, and Germaine Tailleferre, among others.

Speaking in relation to Josephine Stephenson joining Éditions Musicales Alphonse Leduc, Oscar Zepeda Arias, director of Wise Music Classical Paris, noted in an official press statement that, “We warmly welcome Josephine Stephenson to Editions Musicales Alphonse Leduc. As soon as Gill Graham – Group Head of Promotion – introduced me to her music, I immediately knew that Josephine was the perfect composer to join a catalogue with such a prestigious legacy. Her freshness and wide approach have already made us witness to her outstanding operas and choral works but also her recent powerful arrangements for artists such as Damon Albarn and Benjamin Biolay. It is very exciting to work with such a talented composer whose work deserves the widest attention.”

““I am thrilled to be joining the historic Éditions Alphonse Leduc. Leduc and the wider Wise Music Group represent many composers with whom I have long felt an affinity, and beside whom I am proud and honored to stand. Most importantly, I am excited to start a new relationship which I am sure will have a great impact on the continuation of my creative journey in music,” Stephenson added in an official press statement.