Big Deal Music Publishing has signed a joint venture deal with Mad Decent Publishing, the company founded by artist/producer /DJ Wesley Pentz (Diplo) and his manager and business partner Kevin Kusatsu.
Under the terms of the agreement Big Deal will administer songs for Mad Decent and the two companies will join forces to sign new talent.
Founded by Wesley Pentz (Diplo) in 2006, Mad Decent started as a record label, establishing itself as a creative center for cross-cultural electronic dance music.
In addition to being a source for important new sonic movements, Mad Decent has spawned massive hits, has more than a million YouTube subscribers, and an important live music brand with its Mad Decent Blockparty which recently made a stop in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Most recently in the Mad Decent publishing world, Mad Decent songwriters Picard Brothers contributed to the Mark Ronson global hit Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, featuring Miley Cyrus.
“We’re always looking for partners who have a history of taking chances artistically and making them count and Mad Decent is known for just that.”
Jamie Cerreta, Big Deal
“We’re always looking for partners who have a history of taking chances artistically and making them count and Mad Decent is known for just that,” said Jamie Cerreta, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Big Deal.
“Kevin and I have been great friends for years, and it’s been fun to watch him and Wes build this great business and creative platform for innovative talent. It just seems very natural and super exciting to finally get to work together and build something special.”
“Partnering with Big Deal gives us the best environment to be effective publishers and A&R people.”
Kevin Kusatsu, Mad Decent
Mad Decent partner Kevin Kusatsu added: “Partnering with Big Deal gives us the best environment to be effective publishers and A&R people.”
In November 2018 Big Deal Music Publishing Group signed a deal to represent the catalog of Gary Numan.
Pictured [Left To Right]: Juba Lee, A&R, Mad Decent; Kenny MacPherson, CEO, Big Deal Music Group; Kevin Kusatsu, Diplo Manager/Business Partner; Jamie Cerreta, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Big Deal Music Group; Diplo; Casey Robison, Partner, Big Deal Music Group; Nate Olivas (kneeling), A&R, Mad Decent.Music Business Worldwide