14 August, 2019Print
Taka Perry Joins DowntownWriter, Producer, and Artist follows recent debut label release “Introspect” with new single “Kuruna” featuring JP The Wavy
Sydney, AUS, August 14, 2019 — Downtown Music Publishing today announced the signing of Sydney-based Canberra-born, half-Japanese, half-American songwriter, producer, and artist Taka Perry to a global deal.
Taka’s collaborations to date include Thomston, Ruel, KLP, Cyrus, Dean Lewis, Lanks, Mallrat, Woodes, SACHI, J Hart, and Max Frost, among others.
The 20-year-old creative’s electronic, hip-hop-inspired approach to production and songwriting has earned him a deal with TMRW Music imprint Risqué for an upcoming solo project. His debut single “Introspect” was released in July, followed by the release earlier this month of “Kuruna,” featuring Japanese rapper JP The Wavy.
“I’m so excited to bring on Downtown as my worldwide publisher. The calibre of their work ethic is second to none and, from the very beginning, they have been creatively aligned with my career — both as a producer and artist,” said Perry.
An avid collaborator, Perry has participated in multiple SongHubs throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as Sydney’s iconic 50 Songs in 5 Days writing camps. He was also recently named a top 40 finalist in the 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, shortlisted from over 3,900 entries.
“Taka Perry is a dream to work with. He is immensely talented — as a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer, mixer, engineer, and artist,” commented Rachel Kelly, Downtown Creative Director & Head of Sync, Australia & New Zealand. “Taka’s experimentation with time signatures and instrumentation has developed into a unique production style. He constantly surprises me with his versatility — and his productivity is on another level. We’re so honoured that Taka has chosen Downtown to be a global creative partner for the next phase of his career. Watch this eagle soar.”
As part of Downtown’s Songwriters Across Borders initiative, which fosters global collaboration between the company’s songwriters and other writers, artists, and producers, Vice President of International Creative, Taeko Saito recently facilitated the session between Perry and JP the Wavy — which led to a subsequent writing trip to Tokyo, where Perry worked with other Japanese artists such as Elle Teresa, Yoshi, and Duke of Harajuku. Perry also recently collaborated with Nashville-based writer, producer, and Downtown signee Tony Esterly.
“The support, enthusiasm, and attention to detail that Rachel, Taeko, and the greater Downtown team have shown Taka and his music so far has been unbelievable,” added Daniel Anthony of Flagrant Artist Management, who represents Perry. “With Taka’s unique ability as an equally gifted songwriter, producer and artist, the publisher’s role is so integral for us and we couldn’t be happier than to have that role handled by Downtown.”
About Downtown Music Publishing
Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music rights management firms offering bespoke creative publishing services to some of the most beloved songwriters and storied music catalogs. The company's catalog spans over 100 years of popular music, including legends and iconic songwriters The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, George Gershwin, Booker T. Jones, The Kinks, Mötley Crüe, Mos Def, Phish, Tori Amos, Hans Zimmer, and John Prine, as well as today’s hitmaker songwriters such as Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, One Direction, Santigold, and Jimmy Napes. With offices in major music markets around the globe, Downtown also represents critically-acclaimed emerging talent, including Phony Ppl, Theophilus London, Mae Muller, Cautious Clay, Stella Donnelly, among others. Downtown Music Publishing is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings. More information is available at dmpgroup.com.