Entertainment One (eOne) Music has announced an exclusive joint venture music publishing agreement with Grammy Award-winning producers and songwriters The Stereotypes through their recently launched imprint, Beach Wave Publishing.
The group, which includes Jonathan Yip, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves and Ray Charles McCullough II, is best known for their work on Bruno Mars’ multi-Grammy Award-winning album, “24K Magic.”
In addition, eOne music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with McCullough, aka “RaCharm” as part of the deal.
eOne and The Stereotypes will work together to discover and develop new talent, with Marcus Siskind working day-to-day with Beach Wave Publishing on eOne’s behalf to maximize partnerships.
Amy Collins joins Beach Wave as A&R Director from Warner/Chappell Music. Prior to Warner/Chappell, Collins worked in A&R at Def Jam/Universal Music Group.
Chris Taylor, Global President, Music, Entertainment One, said: “Jonathan, Ray, Jeremy and RaCharm are not only incredible writers and producers but they also have a great commercial instinct and a desire to grow their business. eOne is a creative enabler for that vision. We want to inspire and nurture that instinct to write amazing songs and find some incredible talent to be a part of our family.”
The Stereotypes said in a joint statement: “We are excited to get started with Chris, Marcus and the music team. eOne is such an incredible playground for creative people. The environment that Chris is starting to build is inspiring for producers like us that are interested in all aspects of entertainment whether it is music, film, TV or other forms of entertainment.”
eOne’s current music publishing catalogue includes songs from the Death Row catalogue, hard rock/metal artists, including Within the Ruins and The Contortionist, hip-hop producers Vinny X and Tre Mission as well as a vast catalogue of film and television audiovisual rights – including rights for Designated Survivor and popular kids TV show, PJ Masks.
eOne last year acquired the publishing administration rights to the Chuck Berry catalogue (via eOne imprint, Dualtone).
“I am so excited RaCharm signed to eOne directly. Any time you have an opportunity to connect with young, hungry talent you embrace it quickly. I love all the guys, but RaCharm is my favorite for now,” joked Taylor.
RaCharm added, “I’m super excited to team up with Chris Taylor, Marcus Siskind and the eOne fam.”
In addition to their multiple Grammy Awards for “24K Magic,” The Stereotypes produced or wrote songs for Justin Bieber including the platinum-selling “Somebody to Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Year of the Gentleman,” Mary J. Blige’s “Good Love,” Fifth Harmony’s “Deliver,” and Lil Yachty’s “Better,” among many others.Music Business Worldwide