BMG has announced a partnership with urban music collective Commission Music that will see it release new music from a raft of artists including Lil Dicky, MadeinTYO, 24HRS and DJ Envy.
The first release under the new agreement, MadeinTYO’s Skateboard P (feat. Big Sean), is available now via BMG. Platinum selling artist and producer MadeinTYO (Malcolm Jamaal Davis) found success and acclaim following the release of last year’s Uber Everywhere. His debut mixtape You Are Forgiven sold over 1.5million downloads and earnt him a spot on new for 2016 lists from Billboard and Spotify. Skateboard P (feat. Big Sean) has already had over 40m streams.
Since the company was founded in 2015 by artist managers Anthony Martini and Doug Neumann, Commission Music artists have amassed over 1bn streams, more than 500m video views and 2m digital downloads.
Zach Katz, BMG US president, repertoire & marketing said: “Anthony and Doug are exactly the kind of entrepreneurs that keep our industry progressing. We are very proud to welcome them to BMG and excited to show the world what we can do together.”
Jon Cohen, BMG EVP, Recorded Music commented:“Anthony and Doug are an amazing team with a proven track record — in a very short amount of time. We couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Commission, as they help to build a new foundation of frontline recordings for BMG."
Doug Neumann, co-owner, Commission Music added: "We are thrilled to partner up with BMG, a forward thinking company which has the resources and experienced personnel needed to help us achieve the goals of our artists in this new music industry climate.”
Anthony Martini, co-owner, Commission Music said: “We started Commission in response to a broken model. After years as an artist manager, I knew we could do better… And we have with BMG. Our partnership will allow us to expand that vision without compromising our DIY spirit.”