DMS renewed its existing publishing deal with four-time Grammy winner, and nine-time Americana Music Awards winner Jason Isbell. Additionally, DMS has signed a distribution deal with country artist Hunter Hayes.
Along with Isbell, those who renewed their publishing deals with DMS are Grammy-nominated singer, composer, and pianist Tori Amos; two-time Academy Award nominee Marco Beltrami; global independent music publisher Kassner Music; cult rock band Ween; Hans Zimmer and Remote Control Publishing; and 14th Street Publishing.
Joining Hayes in signing new distribution deals are American rock band American Authors; Avex USA; American electronic music DJ trio Cheat Codes; distribution and DSP support platform Cima Incubadora; Middle Eastern artist and holder of 7 World Music Awards Amr Diab; Hayashi; alternative artist Hobo Johnson; regional Mexican trailblazers with 30x Platinum albums and 12 Grammy nominations Los Tucanes de Tijuana; the label arm of Mick Management, Mick Music; joint record label RAC / Goldroom / Minerva; Mexican label Rap Trap Records / Alzada Corp.; Moroccan pop artist Salma Rachid; and Egyptian singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan.
Among those who have signed administration deals are Big Indie; songwriter Samuel Dixon; Japanese composer Yuki Hayashi; songwriter Jimmy Hogarth; French-Cuban sister group Ibeyi; longtime co-writer for Gorillaz Remi Kabaka; female-fronted LA rock band Kills Birds; 3x Grammy winning blues icon Taj Mahal; actor, singer, and songwriter Anthony Newley; Scandinavian agency Tigerspring; Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree; and 45th & 3rd Music Publishing.
“I’m extremely happy with the reception Downtown Music Services has received from existing and new clients alike,” says Ben Patterson, COO, DMS. “With a truly global staff focusing entirely on serving artists and constructing the right team for each project, we’re releasing some of the most exciting music on the planet just as the world is ready to get back out and hear it in all venues and formats.”
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