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Wu-Tang Clan sign to Downtown Music Publishing

By | Published on Wednesday 9 September 2020

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan have signed a new publishing deal with Dowtown Music. The deal covers their full back catalogue, as well as selected works from individual members’ solo projects and collaborations.

“We are excited to be partnering with Downtown and entrusting them to handle our historic back catalogue”, says band leader RZA. “Downtown’s system is ideal for us – they have the global reach and capacity of a ‘major’ while maintaining strong, highly personal relationships with their clients”.

“Their customised approach to clientele accompanied with their focus in areas like rights management and distribution make Downtown an ideal partner for Wu-Tang Productions”, he adds.

“Wu-Tang Clan isn’t just one of hip hop’s most influential groups, it’s an iconic institution in every sense of the word – with a legacy that extends well beyond the realm of music”, adds Justin Kalifowitz, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings. “As a New Yorker, representing some of East Coast hip hop’s most revered legends – whose stories are so ingrained in the culture of our city – is a tremendous honour”.

Rappers covered by the deal include group founders Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Ol Dirty Bastard, Raekwon and U-God. Oh, and RZA himself, even though he recently did a personal deal with the Hipgnosis Songs Fund. But I’m sure everyone knows what they got and what they’re doing, and that’s all OK.