News Music Industry 06/01/2017

Downtown Launches Joint Venture With The Invisible Men; Signs Publishing Deal With Saltwives

Downtown Launches Joint Venture With The Invisible Men; Signs Publishing Deal With Saltwives

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Downtown Music Publishing has entered into a joint venture with Grammy-nominated music producers the Invisible Men. This collaboration is announced alongside a publishing agreement with Saltwives, the first under the new venture. Under this cooperative agreement, Downtown will provide its bespoke creative and advisory services as well as their global royalty collection platform to songwriters signed to the venture.

Songwriting and production duo Saltwives, made up of Alex Oriet and David Phelan, boasts an impressive catalog made up of some of the biggest names in popular music, including eight tracks from Zayn's debut album Mind of Mine ("Like I Would," "Wrong" feat. Kehlani, "She Doesn't Love Me," among others). They have also written for Iggy Azalea (including chart topping single "Trouble"), Charles Hamilton ( "New York Raining" feat. Rita Ora), and BeBe Rexha.

"We at Downtown are so delighted to have signed this JV partnership with the Invisible Men. Their reputation for spotting and nurturing talent has taken them and the artists they have written for to global recognition," said Roberto Neri, Managing Director of Downtown Music UK. "The first signing under our JV is Saltwives, who have already had worldwide hits under their belt. David and Alex are extremely talented, hard working and deserve every moment of their success."

The Invisible Men, a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum songwriting and music production trio consisting of Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, and Jon Shave, has been numerously ranked as one of Music Week's Top Songwriters, and has produced several international hits with Iggy Azalea, Sigala, DJ Fresh, Conor Maynard, Jessie J, and the Noisettes.

From The Invisible Men:
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Downtown on this joint venture. Our first signing to the Invisible Men Publishing/Downtown will be the hugely talented production duo Alex Oriet and David Phelan aka the Saltwives. In the two years we've worked with the Saltwives they've notched up hit records for the likes of Iggy Azalea, Zayn, Charles Hamilton & Bebe Rexha with tons of exciting cuts lining up for 2017."

From Saltwives:
We are delighted to be signing with Downtown Music Publishing who have an innovative approach to the challenges and opportunities of the music business and an outstanding global creative team. We look forward to continued success and collaboration with the Invisible Men and making many great songs that will have an excellent home with Downtown".

About Downtown Music Publishing
Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, headquartered in New York with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam and Tokyo. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Cy Coleman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, Social Distortion, One Direction, Benny Blanco, Sturgill Simpson, and Carla Bruni. The company's technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

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