Video: How Shaun Frank co-wrote one of the biggest global hits of 2016

Co-writer of the Chainsmokers’ global smash hit song “Closer,” Shaun Frank (left), with his publisher, Vivian Barclay (right) of Warner Chappell Music, backstage at The 2017 SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
June 23, 2017

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In a video interview captured backstage at the 2017 SOCAN Awards, SOCAN member Shaun Frank, who co-wrote “Closer” – the winner of two 2017 SOCAN Awards, for both International Song and Dance Music – discusses how the song was born; whether he knew it would be a hit; how he went from playing in a rock band to crafting dance hits; and how lots of artists are now imitating the beat and feel of “Closer.” His publisher, Vivian Barclay of Warner Chappell Music, talks about how the company got involved with Frank, and the worldwide penetration of “Closer.”