Latin music management firm WK Entertainment, led by CEO Walter Kolm, has entered into a strategic partnership with producer Andres Castro’s Hits Don’t Lie, establishing a co-management agreement with Puerto Rican duo Zion & Lennox and Colombian artist Silvestre Dangond.
With a career spanning over two decades across the Americas and Europe, Dangond’s achievements include a Latin Grammy, Premio Lo Nuestro, and an ASCAP Award for his composition of the hit Cásate Conmigo in 2019.
Dangond’s hit track Ya No Me Duele Más garnered more than 150 million views on YouTube. In 2018, his collaboration with Nicky Jam on Cásate Conmigo reached the No.1 spot on US radio charts, including Latin Airplay, Latin Rhythm, and Tropical Songs of Billboard Magazine.
The song has since amassed over 707 million views on YouTube. Further hits like Justicia featuring Natti Natasha and Vivir Bailando featuring Maluma found success on national radio charts in 2019.
In early 2021, Dangond released his 14th studio album titled LAS LOCURAS MÍAS, which enabled him to tour extensively, visiting Colombia, Europe, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and culminating in a Latin GRAMMY win for Best Cumbia/Vallenato album.
In 2021, Dangond achieved a notable feat as the sole Latino artist to deliver eight consecutive performances at Miami Beach’s Fillmore Theater during his De Local tour. Last year, he portrayed Vallenato legend Leandro Diaz in a Colombian TV series.
“I am confident that this will be the perfect combination, and we will continue taking the Silvestrismo to another level.”
“Today, I want to introduce you to the lineup of my new Silvestrista team: Walter Kolm (WK Entertainment) and Andrés Castro (Hits Don’t Lie). Each one, from their respective positions, will bring passion and experience to my project and take us to explore new horizons,” said Dangond.
“I am confident that this will be the perfect combination, and we will continue taking the Silvestrismo to another level. Walter Kolm, ‘El Ruso’ as I affectionately call him, is a visionary in the music industry. His dedication, experience, and knowledge have been crucial in the growth of my career on an international level. It’s undeniable the work we’ve done together since we started this working relationship. On the other hand, working with Andrés Castro, “El Cachaco” as I fondly call him, fills me with joy,” Dangond added.
“His talent as a songwriter and producer is exceptional, and his ability to capture the essence of my songs and take them to the next level is astonishing. Every time we gather in the studio, I feel like we are creating magic together. I am sure that this collaboration will allow us to continue delivering the best music possible to all of you, Silvestristas,” he continued.
“We’re very excited to announce the partnership with Andres and his company Hits Don’t Lie.”
Walter Kolm, WK
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico musical duo Zion & Lennox have a career spanning 22 years. Their catalog of hits includes Otra Vez featuring J Balvin, Pierdo La Cabeza, Embríagame, Mi Tesoro featuring Nicky Jam, Te Quiero Pa Mi with Don Omar, Súbeme La Radio with Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno, and Sola (Remix) featuring Anuel, Farruko, Wisin, and Daddy Yankee.
Zion & Lennox have delivered recent hits including No Me Llamas featuring Myke Towers, Gota Gota with El Alfa, Te Mueves featuring Natti Natasha, and Tus Labios. Notably, their feature on the hit song Loco propelled it to the No.1 spot on both the Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay Charts.
“We are very happy in this new phase and with this brand-new work team that we feel is exactly what we needed at this point in our careers.”
Zion, Zion & Lennox
“We are very happy in this new phase and with this brand-new work team that we feel is exactly what we needed at this point in our careers, a team of professionals that are working with us to achieve even greater objectives and what could be better than achieving this hand in hand with Andrés Castro with Hits Don’t Lie and Walter Kolm with WK, we are ready,” said Zion.
Lennox added: “We feel excited and very blessed to form this new family. We know that many great things are coming and are already in the works to create positive changes that will allow us to continue to grow our Zion & Lennox legacy – together with WK and Hits Don’t Lie we are going to achieve this.”
“We feel excited and very blessed to form this new family. We know that many great things are coming and are already in the works to create positive changes that will allow us to continue to grow our Zion & Lennox legacy.”
Lennox, Zion & Lennox
Speaking about the partnership, WK CEO Walter Kolm said: “We’re very excited to announce the partnership with Andres and his company Hits Don’t Lie. Both Silvestre and Zion & Lennox are phenomenal artists who have the understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to maintain a long-standing, successful career. We’re thrilled to bring them into the WK family and continue with them on their journeys.”
Meanwhile, Hits Don’t Lie’s Castro added: “Combining my background in creating music, with Walter’s expertise, tied with his powerful team and resources, will offer a 360-management experience for Zion & Lennox and Silvestre. We’re excited and ready for this new stage in partnership with WK Entertainment.”
WK Entertainment has expanded its presence in the Latin music management space, with offices in Miami, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil. The company ranked first in Miami in industry database Rostr’s ranking of “The World’s Leading Artist Management Companies” list.
The company’s roster of artists include Maluma, Wisin, Carlos Vives, Emilia, Ludmilla, Prince Royce, and CNCO.
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