Cinq Music has partnered with Janet Jackson for a global recording and distribution agreement via her own label, Rhythm Nation Records.
The deal covers Jackson’s new single ‘Made For Now’ featuring Daddy Yankee which will be released on August 17.
It’s her first new music since eleventh studio album Unbreakable, which was distributed by BMG and hit No.1 in the US in 2015.
Additional songs and videos are scheduled for release later this year.
Cinq co-founder and President Barry Daffurn said: “Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar.
“Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar.”
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“Her career is a highlight reel of an artist pushing the boundaries of pop music.
“Together, we’ll leverage Cinq’s data-driven toolbox, global presence, and best-in-class capabilities in Latin and urban music to connect with and grow her worldwide fan base.”
Last year, Los Angeles-based Cinq Music absorbed $20m in series B funding to acquire music rights.
The money comes from its parent, media and tech company GoDigital Media Group, which is focused in IP and has previously invested in Cinq Music – which houses a record label, distribution operation and rights management component.
Since then, Cinq has acquired the Atlantic Records-released catalog of T.I – including three US No.1 albums – and announced hip-hop business mogul Master P as its President of Urban Music.
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