To some good news away from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaian Afrobeats record producer Killbeatz has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with Peermusic UK. The new deal in a nut shell exposes Killbeatz songs to the international market, as confirmed by managing director and European president of Peermusic, Nigel Elderton.
“I am delighted to be formalising our relationship with Joseph ‘Killbeatz’ Addison and to help further support the great success he has already achieved. We look forward to working closely with him and his team to plug him into our international roster. With our network of offices, we will be able to provide ‘Killbeatz’ with access to music markets around the world. This deal was a real team effort as everyone from my royalty, sync and creative departments have been very committed to having Joseph on our UK roster,” Elderton commented.
Rightly said by Elderton, Killbeatz’s already buzzing career inputs a three-time win at the Vodafone Ghana music Awards as producer of the year (2013, 2014, 2018). CEO of legacy Life Entertainment, Killbeatz is the master producer behind some of the greatest tracks recorded on the African continent including, the Azonto track by Fuse ODG, which cemented the Azonto music genre.
He also has a recording academy production credit from Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’ song, which formed part of the track list of the 2018 Grammy awards best pop vocal album ‘Divide’.
“This has been a long time coming! My career journey to this point hasn’t been easy, but I am really grateful for the patience and kindness shown to me by the team at peermusic; my manager, David Prince Yeboah; and my lawyer, Paul Spraggon at SSB,” Killbeatz wrote on Instagram. He continued, “I’m full of energy, new ideas, and super excited to get my productions back onto the international music scene. I can’t wait to get started!”
Founded over 90 years ago, Peermusic is a global music independent publisher with 36 offices in 28 countries around the world. The UK establishment where Killbeatz will be family with has a roster of artists including Melanie C, Cradle of Filth, Ziggy Marley, Jon Carter and many others. It’s also the first company in history to publish songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things.
By: Larry Adams