Genre-jumping songwriter Xplicit (aka Eskeerdo) has announced two major new deals, signing with Sony Music Publishing and with Electric Feel for management.
Xplicit has co-written with and for major artists such as Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Meek Mill, Rihanna, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony (Work From Home) and Lil Durk (Broadway Girls feat. Morgan Wallen).
He said: “I’m excited to call EF my new home for management. I’ve known Austin [Rosen] and Anthony [D’Annunzio] for a long time and it felt like the next best step for me in my career. After knowing Katie Welle and admiring her work as an executive for nearly 10 years, partnering with SMP and working with her directly is something I am looking forward to.”
Electric Feel is already home, either as management or publishing company, to artists, writers and producers including Post Malone, 24kGoldn, iann dior, Louis Bell, Billy Walsh and Carter Lang.
The company says its catalog has exceeded 650+ platinum records and 250 billion streams and 20 records inducted into the Spotify Billions Club.
“I am super excited for Xplicit to join the Electric Feel family. We have been friends for quite some time and to work with him on this next chapter of his career is an honor.”
Anthony D’Annunzio, Electric Feel Entertainment
Commenting on the deal, the firm’s General Manager of Producer/Songwriter Management, Anthony D’Annunzio, said: “I am super excited for Xplicit to join the Electric Feel family. We have been friends for quite some time and to work with him on this next chapter of his career is an honor.
“Along with Xplicit’s incredible talent as a songwriter, his passion for his craft and work ethic is invaluable. We look forward to not only working alongside X as a writer but teaming up to expand his business into other areas as well.”
“Xplicit is a once in a generation hitmaker,” said Electric Feel Founder & CEO Austin Rosen.
“I look forward to building together and kicking off 2023 with more wins.”
Austin Rosen, Electric Feel
Added Rosen: “He has one of the strongest pens in the industry and adding his unmatched talents to our Electric Feel Entertainment family is the best way to cap off an incredible year for the company.
“Alongside the team at SMP, I look forward to building together and kicking off 2023 with more wins.”
“We are excited to be his partner for the next chapter of his impressive career.”
Katie Welle, Sony Music Publishing
At Sony Music Publishing, Katie Welle, SVP Creative, said: “Not only can Xplicit write in any genre, but he brings his best game to every opportunity and is extremely dedicated to writing great songs – his diverse discography of hits is the proof.
“We are excited to be his partner for the next chapter of his impressive career.”Music Business Worldwide