Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur Poo Bear has signed a joint venture agreement with Def Jam Recordings for his label Bearthday Music.
The deal was announced today by Jeff Harleston, Interim CEO, Def Jam Recordings.
Jason (‘Poo Bear’) Boyd is well-known for being the principal songwriting and producing collaborator on Justin Bieber’s (RBMG/Def Jam) album Purpose, featuring the No.1 hit What Do You Mean.
Poo Bear also worked on Usher’s Caught Up, Dan + Shay’s 10,000 Hours, and the 13-times platinum Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.
Poo Bear, who greets everyone by saying, “Happy Birthday,” has also worked with artists ranging from 112 and Lupe Fiasco, to Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo), J Balvin, and DJ Khaled, from J-Lo, Mariah Carey and Billie Eilish, to Ed Sheeran and Zac Brown, among many others.
He has amassed nearly 300 major songwriting and production credits behind the scenes.
His catalog has registered sales of over 350 million records worldwide, dozens of multi-platinum certifications, and 100 billion streams and counting.
“Poo Bear is one of the singular songwriting talents in music today.”
Jeff Harleston, Def Jam
“Poo Bear is one of the singular songwriting talents in music today,” said Jeff Harleston.
“His innate ability to understand artists, to help them find their voices, and to articulate the universality of a song is simply phenomenal.
“We’re excited to develop artists with Poo Bear according to his unique vision.”
“This is truly a dream manifesting to have the support of Def Jam, and their belief not only in me but in the artists I believe in.”
Poo Bear added: “I’m extremely grateful for Bearthday Music to have partnered with Def Jam and Universal.
“This is truly a dream manifesting to have the support of Def Jam, and their belief not only in me but in the artists I believe in.
“I’m looking forward to what’s to come from this new promising venture. Thank you to Lucian Grange, Jeff Harleston and Naim McNair for this opportunity. HBD!!!!”Music Business Worldwide