tank media signed Roxy Music guitarist and record producer, Phil Manzanera, to a worldwide publishing deal, including his catalog of hits and future works. Manzanera’s storied career credits include tracks from Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Tim Finn, David Gilmour, Nico and Brian Eno, among others. One of the UK’s most renowned musicians and producers, he is known for his impact on the emergence of glam rock and the new wave. Yet nearly fifty years later, Manzanera is still working on new music. In 2021, it comes out Taken by heart his tenth solo album, and Manzanera hopes to release a follow-up project The Ghost of Santiago this month of July.
tank media in collaboration with the leading publisher in the Middle East PopArabiasigned a worldwide publishing contract with the famous Egyptian rapper, singer and actor Mohammad Ramadhan. The deal includes both its previous catalog and future releases and aligns with Reservoir’s goals to expand its presence in emerging markets like the MENA region. Alongside the deal, Reservoir also announced the acquisition of Egyptian label 100 COPIES and launches a joint venture with the company to recruit and develop Egyptian talent.
Concord Music Publishing signed Nigerian Afrobeats star davido to a publishing contract. The deal is part of a new JV called huge music. Created by Koch Okoye and sahid okunnu with the Concord team, the company will enable the American publisher to expand its presence in West Africa.
Warner Chappell Music signed a 21-year-old Mexican star Natanael Cano. Known for his ability to bridge the gap between Mexican corridos and American trap music, the artist is perhaps best known for his appearance on Bad Bunny’s “Soy El Diablo (Remix)”. The new agreement with WCM brings Cano even further into the WMG fold. In terms of records, Cano lined up with Warner Music Latina/Rancho Humilde and its label Los CT for years.
Electric Entertainment signed a Latina singer, songwriter and producer Kuinvi to their management list. Originally from Ecuador but now based in Miami, the talent has already worked with some of the biggest names in Latin music. Recently, she produced six titles on Becky Gthe new album by ESQUEMAS, and also worked with Sebastian yatra, Kheaand Lele Pons. His signing is part of Electric Feel’s expansion into the Latin music space, and the company also plans to open a state-of-the-art studio and office in Miami by the end of the year.
Songwriter William Van Zandt signed a global co-publishing agreement with Publication of therapeutic filesa joint venture between Jesse Rutherford and Warner Chappell Music. The deal includes Van Zandt’s catalog of hits, including songs with Ty Dolla $ign, YNW Melly and Brockhamptonas well as future work carried out under the agreement.
distiller music groupthe publishing division of has partnered with Downtown Music Services to provide administration services to its growing roster of talent, including Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, Purple Disco Machine), Danny LaFrombe (John legend), Danny Goffey (super herb), and Ramona’s flowers (Nile Rogers). The company has also hired a new A&R manager, Claire Bianchifor its publishing branch.