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Downtown signs Goldie

By | Published on Tuesday 28 November 2017


The UK wing of Downtown Music Publishing has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Goldie, covering all of his past and future music. The deal also includes catalogues owned by the producer’s Metalheadz label.

“I’ve always had this really weird feeling, from a spiritual level, that everything I’ve ever built has led to this moment”, says Goldie, mixing up his tenses to ‘Inception’ levels. “After the 25 years I’ve had in music, I’ve finally found a home from home, where I can actually create a landscape which creates an even better portrait in the type of architecture that I’ve always desired. I think Downtown’s given me that. It gives me the kind of architecture that I need to build these new shapes moving forward”.

I need a sit down after that quote, but there’s no time because here’s Downtown UK’s Head Of A&R Daniel Lloyd Jones with another: “I have so much respect for Goldie and all he has achieved. We are so proud to have him join Downtown, not just for his immense writing ability but also the wisdom he brings with him. He is a genuine polymath and was a cultural influencer long before the dawn of social media. He has worked with everyone from David Bowie and Noel Gallagher to Skepta and Jessie Ware”.

Goldie’s manager Karl Nielson adds: “Passion, enthusiasm, and creativity go a long way with us, Dan, and the Downtown team have that in abundance, and we are looking forward to creating new magic with them”.

The Goldie deal quickly follows another worldwide agreement secured by Downtown earlier this month with the rapper Kano.