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New York, NY – March 7, 2019 – Concord Music Publishing, the world’s leading independent music publisher, has confirmed the signing of rising hip-hop star, Denzel Curry. The deal includes Curry’s full catalog, including his popular hit “Ultimate,” which has accumulated over 100 million streams on Spotify. The deal is the first in Concord Music Publishing’s joint venture with Loma Vista Recordings.
Denzel Curry is a 23-year-old rapper from Carol City, Florida. He played a key role in pioneering the Soundcloud rap movement during his time as a member of the highly influential collective Raider Klan. A trailblazer of his generation, Curry set the tone with what became a game changer for how listeners discovered new hip-hop music.
“At a very young age, Denzel has already had a significant role in hip-hop culture,” says Jeremy Yohai, Head of Creative/A&R (US), Concord Music Publishing. “Along with Tom and Ryan Whalley at Loma Vista, we are thrilled to be Denzel’s publisher as he moves into the next phase of his career.”
In 2018, Curry released his critically acclaimed third album TA1300, which charted on the Billboard Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Most recently, Denzel was featured on the chart-topping Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse Soundtrack with “Elevate.” He also just announced a tour with well-known pop star, Billie Eilish, set to happen this summer.
Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights. Concord has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Berlin and Miami and operates via three primary operating divisions:
Concord Recorded Music is comprised of five active labels across many musical genres: Concord Records, Fantasy Records, Fearless Records, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Records. Concord is also home to the #1 kids’ music brand, KIDZ BOP.
The company’s historical labels are managed by its Craft Recordings team, and include such storied imprints as Fania, Fantasy, Independiente, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Pablo, Prestige, Riverside, Savoy, Specialty, Stax, Telarc, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Wind-up. Concord’s master recording portfolio contains more than 12,000 active albums and includes no less than 271 GRAMMY® winners (representing approximately 6.2% of all the GRAMMYs® ever awarded) and over 400 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond RIAA certifications across 215 titles.
Concord Music Publishing represents more than 390,000 copyrighted works spanning all musical genres and including many of the world’s most celebrated compositions by its most legendary creators. Concord Music Publishing is also home to a diverse group of contemporary songwriters and composers creating important and commercially-successful new songs and musical works. Boosey & Hawkes, the world’s leading classical music publisher, and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization are also business units of Concord Music Publishing.
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical agency, comprised of R&H Theatricals, The Musical Company, Tams-Witmark and Samuel French. Concord Theatricals is the only firm that provides truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals under a single banner, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production.
Concord is a private company funded by long-term institutional capital and members of Concord’s management team. At the forefront of intellectual property valuation, acquisition and utilization, the Concord investment underscores the partners’ belief in the lasting and appreciating global value of superior original creative content.
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