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BMG signs co-publishing deal with Shakira, Derulo hitmaker

Tina Hart
BMG Chrysalis

BMG Chrysalis North America has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal with producer and songwriter Fuego.   

Under the deal, BMG will co-publish single Turn Up The Music from Chris Brown's 2012 album Fortune, that was produced and co-written by Fuego.  

In addition to Brown, the composer has worked with numerous other chart-topping artists including Shakira, Sia, Jason Derulo, Willow Smith and The Ready Set.

For his first US release, Fuego co-produced Jason Derulo's debut single Whatcha Say, which topped the charts in the US and Canada and was one of the most successful songs of 2009, selling over 5 million copies.

In Germany, Fuego produced Aggro Ansage Nr. 4, for independent hip-hop label Aggro Berlin, which reached gold status. Fuego is an active member of the electronic dance music scene in LA and will release his first EP Shadows as a solo artist through Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records.   

Fuego is also an accomplished writer of music for commercials, with credits including the Worldwide BMW X Series campaign, a US Ford Fusion spot and several soccer World Cup TV commercials.   

Commenting on his new deal, Fuego said: "I am happy to be an official part of the BMG family, and looking forward to working with such a creative, professional team with a strong focus on the global market. 

Zach Katz, executive VP, Creative, North America added: "I am thrilled to be working with Fuego. His sound is next level and he is definitely one of the leaders of the new school of music." 

Lydia Bartlett, senior director, Creative added, "I'm excited that we've signed Fuego. He has his own original sound and I think he sets the bar for all the past, current and future producers."

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