27 November, 2017Print
Downtown Inks Deal With Iconic Talisman of Drum and Bass Goldie
London, UK -- November 27, 2017 - Downtown has announced a worldwide deal with UK musician and producer Goldie.
Goldie is considered to be one of the founding fathers of drum and bass, and one of the most iconic talents in the dance world. Made famous for his pioneering role in the 1990s UK rave scene as a producer, Goldie has also influenced the musical styles of Jungle and Breakbeat Hardcore. Complex wrote that "No one's career has touched what Goldie has done over the last 20 years."
The new signing is an overarching deal for all of Goldie's catalogues, including 2017 album Journeyman, as well as the seminal masterpiece Timeless,. The deal also includes the catalogues from Goldie's founded label, Metalheadz, as well as Goldie's future writing, featuring collaborations with Skepta.
Of the signing Goldie said "I've always had this really weird feeling, from a spiritual level, that everything I've ever built has led to this moment. Where finally, after the 25 years I've had in music, I've finally found a home from home, where I can actually create a landscape which creates an even better portrait in the type of architecture that I've always desired. I think Downtown's given me that. It gives me the kind of architecture that I need to build these new shapes moving forward."
Daniel Lloyd Jones, Downtown UK Head of A&R commented "I have so much respect for Goldie and all he has achieved. We are so proud to have him join Downtown, not just for his immense writing ability but also the wisdom he brings with him. He is a genuine polymath and was a cultural influencer long before the dawn of social media. He has worked with everyone from David Bowie and Noel Gallagher to Skepta and Jessie Ware."
Goldie's manager Karl Nielson added "Passion, enthusiasm, and creativity go a long way with us, Dan, and the Downtown team have that in abundance, and we are looking forward to creating new magic with them."
It has been a busy week for Downtown, securing the signing of grime pioneer Kano earlier in the week and celebrating its fifth week at No. 1 on the European Border Breakers chart with their songwriter and producer duo Saltwives, who co-wrote and produced Zayn's latest single "Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia."
About Downtown Music Publishing
Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with offices in major music markets around the globe, including New York, 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, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, The Kinks, Cy Coleman, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, Carla Bruni, and Social Distortion. Downtown Music Publishing is wholly owned by Downtown & Company, which also owns New York-based Downtown Music Studios and Songtrust, the world's largest technology platform for songwriting and music publishing royalties, which powers technology platform that powers global royalty collection from over 120 territories and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.