London-based music company Distiller Music Group has inked a global publishing deal with Downtown Music Services.
The deal will see Downtown Music Services provide music publishing administration for Distiller Music Publishing’s roster of songwriters and producers.
Distiller roster includes Dimitri Tikovoi (Purple Disco Machine, Charli XCX, MNEK, Becky Hill, Blondie, Sophie and the Giants), Danny LaFrombe (John Legend), Danny Goffey (Supergrass) and The Ramona Flowers (Nile Rogers).
Additionally, Distiller has announced that Claire Bianchi has joined Distiller Publishing as Head of A&R.
Reporting to Distiller Music Group CEO Sam Dyson, Bianchi will be based in London. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Bianchi joins Distiller Music Publishing from her previous role as A&R Manager at Stellar Songs, where she worked with songwriters and artists including Mike Kintish, TYLR Rydr, Cassyette, Sad Night Dynamite, GIRLI and The Libertines.
Bianchi was also “instrumental” in the success of last year’s Hypnotized by Purple Disco Machine and Sophie and the Giants, says Distiller and Downtown, with the single achieving platinum and gold status in several countries across Europe.
In other Downtown news, the company recently signed a global music publishing deal with Brooklyn-based artist, composer and producer Daniel Lopatin.
Dan Miller was also recently promoted to Director of Client Services at Downtown Music Services, while in February, Sandra Croft joined the company’s UK marketing team as its Marketing Manager.
“I’m delighted to be working with Distiller Publishing alongside the Downtown team.”
Claire Bianchi, said: “I’m delighted to be working with Distiller Publishing alongside the Downtown team & look forward to helping to continue to grow a fantastic independent publisher.
“Having a major hit with In The Dark right at the start of our relationship is a great way to start things off!”
“This new agreement with Downtown Music Services is a key move for Distiller Music Publishing.”
Sam Dyson, Distiller Music Group
Sam Dyson, Founder of Distiller Music Group, added: “This new agreement with Downtown Music Services is a key move for Distiller Music Publishing, as it allows us to join forces with their incredible team who are immensely experienced and motivated towards getting the most from our roster.
“Their advice, support and introduction to a global network will be invaluable as we explore new opportunities for the songwriters and producers we represent.
“We are also excited to welcome Claire Bianchi who is a brilliant, creative A&R executive bringing expertise and experience to our team.”
“Claire is one of the best music creatives out there.”
Mike Smith, Downtown Music Services
Mike Smith, Global President of Downtown Music Services, said: “I am thrilled to be getting into business with Distiller as they celebrate a massive hit across Europe with In The Dark.
“Claire is one of the best music creatives out there and alongside Sam with his rich understanding of the music space, they are building an amazing business and we hope to maximise their presence around the world.”Music Business Worldwide