Ghanaian Hip-Hop artiste and Entrepreneur, D-Black has sealed a Global Publishing Deal with one of the biggest and leading publishing label, Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
D-Black joins The Beatles, Bob. Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, as well as contemporary superstars such as Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, P!nk, and Sam Smith.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the arguably the biggest global music publisher, which is home to world-class songwriters, legendary catalogs, and industry-leading synchronization licensing and production music businesses with an international network of 38 offices.
Commenting on his achievement, the ‘Vera’ hitmaker stated that it has been his wish to put afrobeat at the forefront, and to bag this deal is just the beginning. He added that he is on the verge of signing another deal for all his label acts, producers and partners.
He said, “I want to put Ghanaian music on the forefront of the Afrobeats global wave and this is just the first step with Sony / ATV.
“This isn’t just for me, I’m in the process of finalizing a label deal with them for all my artists, producers and partners and also sharing information with other acts so together we could all move forward as a unit, as a collective from Ghana, Africa.
“I’m excited to learn more and empower myself and my team to be a force to reckon with not only as an artist but as a music business executive and as an African label as a whole worldwide.”
The young enterprising D-Black hits his 10th year as a solo act in the music industry in July 2020 as he wraps up his 5th studio album in Los Angeles, California on the back of signing a global publishing deal with the world’s biggest publishing company Sony/ATV amidst the Corona Pandemic.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing however revealed their excitement after getting D-Black on board.
“D-Black’s skills and talents will be a great addition to the Sony/ATV family. We are excited to represent and partner with him in the next phase of his career.” Rowlin Naicker MD of Sony/ATV Music Publishing stated.
“I sincerely hope this signing showcases to Ghana our commitment to prioritize and work with Ghanaian songwriters and producers. Chale I am excited for what the future holds for us,” Munya Chanetsa the newly appointed A&R Manager: Africa added.
The Black Avenue Muzik leader has won 24 Awards out of 59 nominations as an artist/entrepreneur in the past ten years.
Congratulations to D-Black!
Source: D-Black instagram page