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Downtown Publishing does deal with Amsterdam’s Hot Streak

By | Published on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Downtown Music

Following the launch of its London office in March, the US-based Downtown Music Publishing is now spreading to Amsterdam via a new JV with Dutch publisher Hot Streak Music, a division of Cloud 9, named Downtown Music Benelux.

Hot Streak already represents Zedd, Diplo and Armin van Buuren, and also has sub-publishing rights to catalogues including tracks by Fatboy Slim and Skrillex.

Hot Streak co-founder Lucas van Slegtenhorst will act as MD at the new firm, and he says: “I am very excited to be joining forces with Downtown to develop the premiere full service music publisher in the Benelux. This will increase our international power due to their worldwide offices from which all of our writers will benefit”.

Downtown boss Justin Kalifowitz adds: “We are thrilled to partner with Lucas and Raymond [van Vliet, MD Cloud 9] in expanding Downtown to Amsterdam. It has long been one of the most vibrant music centers in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to develop new opportunities for our clients and their work”.