MAX MUSIC PUBLISHING

  • Short-term, rolling contract: Artist decides on the length
  • Royalty rates of up to 80/20 in the artist's favour
  • Pay through of all sync fees within 5 days of receipt
  • Successful, worldwide sync network

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MISSION STATEMENT

Max Music Publishing is a forward thinking, fresh new music publisher looking to work with 2019’s most exciting and dynamic new artists.

MMP is a highly artist friendly label, established by an artist with 20 years music publishing experience. As a writer and a publisher.

We have an enviable track record of 100s of international syncs. A global network of music supervisors, sync agents and contacts.

And with an outstanding backend service partnership with industry accounting experts, we carefully and dutifully collect and chase royalties, producing detailed statements and brilliant administration of your catalogue for neighbouring rights.

As an artist, we understand that you ultimately just want as many avenues for your music to be heard by as big an audience as possible. We will help with that.

As songwriters ourselves, we know what songwriters and artists beginning their journey want from a publishing deal: Excellent royalty rates. Quick payment of royalties and sync fees. No long-term contracts. We provide that.

We also understand from our own experience that being a writer or artist signed to a big publishing company with over 100,000 artists means you are often neglected, or worse completely forgotton. Max Music Publishing is a boutique publisher with just a small number of artists carefully scouted and A&R’d where every artist gets our maximum attention.

We are looking to build a diverse, progressive multi genre publishing catalogue that completely represents new music in 2019.

Our latest SYNCS: Kamakaze x Massappeals “Kam Dog” - FIFA ‘20 trailer (EA Sports)

AND seven (7!!) songs on the FIFA20 soundtrack

Yizzy 'Only One' - Adidas Basketball commercial

As a small team at the moment, we can only take on a select number of artistes to give them our maximum attention. If you like the sound of us, then:

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SYNCS

Below are some of the prestigious companies and productions we have been involved in as a writer and publisher in the last 12 years.

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FIFA '20

ADIDAS

QUEEN SUGAR

CHARMED

MTV THE CHALLENGE

THE GRAND TOUR

FIFA 19

BLADE TRINITY

FAST & FURIOUS TOKYO DRIFT

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

NETFLIX - DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

GREY'S ANATOMY

UNDER THE DOME

THE SMOKE

HAIG CLUB

GOOGLE

AMPLITUDE

SOCCER AM

CASTLE

DELL

TATTOO FIXERS

FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER

SKY SPORTS

BT SPORT

BBC SPORT

EASTENDERS

PONDS SKINCARE

SPOTIFY LIVE

EA SPORTS

MTG

ESPN

MARRIED SINGLE OTHER

ARTIST ROSTER

AFTERSOUND

AfterSound is the recording alias of Zain Lodhia, a songwriter and producer who blends the acoustic and electronic with pop rock influences. Zain’s first foray into music was through the video game Rockband, which spurred an interest in learning how to play the guitar. That led to writing songs and producing tracks for his cousin’s band until he had developed his own voice and sound as a writer and producer.

AfterSound released his first single ‘Find a Way’, working with producer Sureknock Jones to combine guitars and strings with heavy electronics to create an energetic anthem. The song was included on the self-titled EP, which also includes ‘Stand Tall’ – a collaboration with the United Nations that helped raise money for their refugee relief efforts.

In 2018, AfterSound returned with the release of ‘Seasons’, a summertime track that caught the ear of playlist curators at Spotify and was added to Fresh Finds and Listen Local: Chicago. AfterSound’s also remixed Jenesia’s ‘Mexico’ which has been featured on Spotify’s Creamy playlist.
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BENIN CITY

Benin City are the London-based Dance-Pop trio, comprised of vocalist and spoken word artist Joshua Idehen, vocalist Shanaz Dorsett and multi-instrumentalist Tom Leaper. Their latest album, Last Night, is available now via Moshi Moshi Records.

Benin City are often described as ‘genre-defying’, ‘a fusion of sounds’, and ‘unmistakenly London’. The make-up of the band reflects this as well, as does the abundant diversity of London itself: races, nationalities, sexualities and genders. In these political times the idea of identity has been pushed to the fore. The band’s third album campaign, beginning with the release of the What A Time EP this winter via Moshi Moshi, is their chance to celebrate their differences and interrogate the problems and challenges within us and our society, conveyed with a strict adherence to Dance-Pop.

Winning rave reviews across UK press and radio, the band have been exciting crowds across the country and Europe this past 18 months, notably touring with Portugal. The Man, and appearing at Latitude, The Great Escape, All Points East, SXSW, and Iceland Airwaves festivals amongst others.
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BIG SPRING

Brighton based Big Spring was originally formed as a three piece in late 2015 by brothers Ollie and Alex Loring along with drummer Chris Steele. Taking influence from 90’s-esque fuzz drenched guitar riffs, Big Spring soon after released their debut single ‘Buzzards Leave the Bones.’

Upon hearing the song, Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P Carter made it his ‘Rockest Record’ and labelled the band as ‘the best new band in Britain.’

At this point Big Spring hadn’t played a live show, so they spent the first half of 2016 working on their live performance and writing more material. They then recruited guitarist Jack Rowan, completing the line up as a four piece.

After releasing their second single ‘On a Bamboo Sleeping Mat’, the band were invited to play at Reading & Leeds festival for only their fifth and sixth ever live performances.

This was followed by tours with Black Foxxes, Decade, The Xcerts and Turbowolf alongside various single releases.

The band announced at the start of 2018 that they were recording their debut EP which would be released mid 2018.
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BONELANG

Bonelang’s experimental sound, reminiscent of artists like Glass Animals, Damon Albarn and alt-J, has connected with audiences of emo, jazz, indie & hip-hop. The pairing of Matt Bones and Samy.Language is one that works well as the former offers well-paced singing verses that interplay with Samy’s fervent flow which tends to dip off into unexpected asides and diagonal wordplay.

Afropunk • “Alt duo defy genre norms with jazz-inspired works of Charles Bukowski.”

NPR • “By exploring humanity's overlapping interests, Bonelang moves us closer to a holistic center.”

Vibe • “Often designated as a jazz-rap duo, the two share history in the indie-rock world and other sub-genres like emo (R.I.P.) and thrash metal.”

Pigeons & Planes • “A hypnotic listen that feels a modern outgrowth of hip-hop’s early fixations with jazz…”

UPROXX • “Distinct style of hip-hop that blends aspects of electronica and turn of the millennium rap aesthetics into something that is easily digestible.”

RedEye • "Nimble, electronic-fueled rap that flows so quickly from challenging to clever you might miss the switch."

Chicago Reader • “The flair for piecing together unusual sounds and shifting their flows with a natural precision reminds me of the great eccentric hip-hop I've long associated with California label Anticon.”
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CHARLOTTE DEVANEY

Since falling in love with dance music as a teenager, Charlotte Devaney has has worked tirelessly over the last decade to become one of the most unique, multi-faceted artists on the electronic underground. Over the course of her career so far, she’s been a headline DJ, platinum-selling musical artist, radio host, record label owner, animal rights campaigner, video director and even a Hollywood actress.

It is undoubtedly for DJing that Devaney is best known. She was initially obsessed with hardcore, jungle and drum & bass, & was taught to DJ by some of Britain’s most iconic DJs, inc Fabio and Randall.

Devaney’s DJ career has flourished since she made her club debut in 2009, notching up headline sets in such far-flung places such as Croatia, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, India, Italy, Bali and Barbados. Her success is due to her innate ability to read a crowd and rock a party with an eclectic, bass-heavy mixture of music. As well as possessing tight technical skills & inspired track selection, Devaney is also renowned for delivering lively and passionate performances where she takes to the mic to host & spit rhymes.

Devaney has collaborated with an impressive list of artists, including Rich The Kid , Riff Raff, Lil Debbie , LadyLeshurr , Bali Baby , Ms Banks , Fatman Scoop , Ragga Twins, Tanya Lacey, MC Neat, and the legendary Snoop Dogg. Her cut with the latter, 2016’s “Flip It”, became a crossover smash worldwide, eventually being awarded Platinum status by ARIA.
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DYLAN BERNARD

Supremely talented singer/songwriter Dylan’s debut EP, "Sparks", was released in March 2017. Produced by Grammy award winning producer, Jared Lee Gosselin, the four-song EP was featured on many of the top teen outlets. This propelled Dylan to be listed as an "Artist on the Rise" in Tiger Beat Magazine as well as a "Crush Alert" feature in Popstar! Magazine.

New single ‘Forever For Now’ has achieved rapid success and has over 150,000 Spotify streams within weeks of the video release. Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed him in a church choir at the age of four, he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant.
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DIRTY DIKE

Dirty Dike is a rapper and producer.

That ^ is arguably the best way of explaining what he does in a short sentence. Thing is, Dike doesn't really do labels or pigeonholes and a short conversation with him would certainly be enough to make that crystal clear.

Just ask any musician he has ever shared a studio or stage with. Sure, a banger is a banger, it comes out of the speakers nice, but, wouldn't it be better with a skewed sample of Daphne And Celeste whooping every four bars? Probably. Wouldn't it also be better if the verse were delivered atop a speaker stack, fabulous shirt swinging in time with the strobe lights?

It probably would you know...

Dirty Dike is obsessed with a handful of things. These things are instrumental in shaping his everyday and contribute significantly to the music he makes.

He is obsessed with discovery, and adventure, and debate, and late nights either immersed in derelict bliss or surrounded by glitching and bleeping synthesisers in his studio. He is obsessed with railway lines, and painting, and taking pictures, but most significantly, he is obsessive in his pursuit of writing, recording and producing music that extends beyond the limits of the aforementioned single sentence up ^ there and, put simply, this is why he doesn't sound much like anyone else.

The best part about it all is that his efforts have captured the hearts and minds of fans across the world and he is both humbled and thankful for the support.

It seems people hear something in Dike's psychedelic voice that they can truly associate with. Whether it's the joy, the suffering, or something in-between. One thing is certain, Dirty Dike's derivé shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.

Dike’s fifth solo album ‘Acrylic Snail’ is on the way.

A 14-track homage to the industrial estates and railway lines that raised him; an experiential body of work documenting the feeling of those times. Of growing up in raves. And the tumultuous and unforgiving journey out of them.

Dirty Dike Discography:

Acrylic Snail (2018)
Sucking On Prawns In The Moonlight (2015)
The Sloshpot EP (2013)
Return Of The Twat (2013)
Constant Dikestar (2011)
Contact Play ‘Champion Fraff’ (2009)
Bogies And Alcohol (2008)
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DUTCHKID

Hailing from South East London, dutchkid formed in late 2017 when Jordi van Dyk, Pete Coggan, Chris Smyth and Jack Kircher began collaborating to create a unique sound of ornately crafted synth pop, fresh samples and upbeat rhythms. Drawing influence from bands such as Glass Animals, Portugal, The Man and Brockhampton, dutchkid continue to surprise fans with their relatable Coldplay-flavoured indie pop melodies.

Following their first three singles - Wildflower, Temporary, and Glow - the collective went straight for the jugular on their highly successful EP, Empires, leading them to have over a million streams in the first three months, be featured as Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight of the Month, placement on several Spotify Official playlists including New Music Friday, and have radio play on BBC Introducing for the singles Wildflower and Temporary (Acoustic). After fierce competition from thirteen different record labels, the collective signed a recording deal in early 2019 with the New York City-based Ultra Music.

With multiple sold-out shows and unforgettable lyrics, dutchkid have created an uplifting and addictive sound that continues to grow and attract more followers who are finding this immensely talented collective’s music satisfying from start to finish.
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ED SCISSOR

Ed Scissor's sophomore solo LP ‘Tell Them It’s Winter’ ruminates over life and love.
The LP settles on the notion that all human beings are on the hunt for the same thing.

A key player in the UK rap renaissance, renowned live performer, wordsmith and storyteller, Scissor’s artistic evolution correlates strongly with the work of Glasgow- based producer Lamplighter. As a duo, they have developed into key players in the alt-rap soundscape ever since their debut ‘Better.Luck.Next.Life’ dropped to critical acclaim back in 2012.

Fast forward six years and their nu-classical compositions are wiser and more profound than ever before. The camaraderie grows more expansive and ear-opening with every song; striking nods to love songs from the 60’s, 80’s power ballads, the seedy end of the 90’s R’n’B spectrum, to psych-indie anthems, rave anthems, electronica and drone, but moreover, countless nods to moving image, spoken word, soundtracks and scores; the music is rich, expansive and rewarding at every turn.

Scissortongue creates music that extends beyond the realms of reality into a strange, dreamlike, left field. It feels like an alternate reality in his head, fuelled by a heady mix of fantasy and reality, umbrella’d under a now customary gothic shroud.

Discography:
Contact Play - Champion Fraff (2009)
Better.Luck.Next.Life (2012)
The Theremin EP (2014)
Chavassian Striking Distance (2015)
Tell Them It’s Winter (2016)
FEEDEMFREEDOM (2016)
Laminated Cakes (2017)
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EIGHT9FLY

A unique blend of lyrical and melodic delivery forms the basis of his original sound. An artist not just limited to one genre. A fusion of R&B, Hip-Hop and Grime, Eight9FLY is one of the UK’s most exciting prospects!

Taking inspiration from the golden era of 90s R&B and Hip-Hop, Eight9FLY is comfortable making Grime and other genres siting the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher, Dizzee Rascal, Drake, P Money, Boys II Men and Jay Z as some of his musical inspirations. He is not shy about displaying his vulnerable side but maintains an aesthetic of cool and cocky in his delivery and wordplay.

Expect to hear and see much more of Eight9FLY and follow his journey to becoming a household name!
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EWAN J PHILLIPS

London Based Alternative singer-songwriter/producer. Having played, Ronnie Scott's, St. Giles Cathedral and the Bedford amongst a host of other venues across Europe, Ewan has played in a multitude of bands over the years. Now, having taken the time to craft his vision, Ewan's artist project hears him combing his Celtic folk heritage with the epic sound-world of gothic choirs and swelling orchestras that he grew up in. A contemporary vocal Ewan sings with a very distinctive and textured falsetto which delivers evocative lyrics and heartfelt melodies. Outside of his artist project Ewan has been known to work with rising singer-songwriters, co-writing and producing songs they will take with them on their Journeys.
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FOOTSIE

Footsie, one half of the Newham Generals, is probably one of your favourite MC’s favourite grime artists. Alongside his partner in crime D Double E, he’s seen it all and done it all. Respected both as a producer and MC, Footsie has navigated the trenches of grime through the dark days and the more successful ones.

His talent hasn’t wavered over the last decade, it’s only gotten better. He’s continued to make tracks whilst producing for most of the grime MCs we see today as well as running his club night, King Original, packed with heavyweights from the scene. Despite all this, Footsie remains incredibly humble, and his Newham ends are still home for him as he’s consistently upped his game in production and music, track after track. Footsie is also an accomplished producer, making beats for the likes of Big Narstie, D Double E, CAS, Dizzee Rascal & many more.

Footsie has collaborated with a who's who - in Grime including Giggs, Skepta and P Money.
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FOXE

FOXE (pronounced as fox) are a cross between a manly woodcutter and a pretentious art school, fitting since the band are fresh out of University. They play loud guitar based indie/ pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep. The music revolves around the story of Frankie. A conflicted relationship, that encounters obstacles between the couple individually as well as a whole. The story includes themes of substance abuse, mental health and a harmful dependency between the two characters.

In February 2017 FOXE released their double single Bubblegum (includes Frankie). Following from this the band also released one-take videos for each single, which accumulated 145k views between them. The successes of these visuals lead to the single Bubblegum earning a spot on the Spotify UK Viral 50 Chart. Bubblegum has since been included in other Spotify playlists and now has 257k streams.

On March 30th FOXE released their latest single Honeytop
Facebook - 3,074 fans
Instagram - 1,151 followers
Spotify - 35,327 monthly listeners
Youtube - 4,000+ views
Twitter - 361 followers

Last year FOXE supported The Magic Gang and RAT BOY. As well as landing a feature on Sky Arts TV show "Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes," FOXE have signed a partnership with Triumph Motorcycles. FOXE are currently on their debut tour around the UK.
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FRENCH BEACHES

French Beaches are a new and upcoming four piece alternative, indie pop band from South London. It's difficult to not picture them playing massive outside gigs in the future whilst you jump around to their music with your friends. It is also evident to see that their music has been made for the inevitable festivals that they will one day be playing." - Issy's Indie Blog.
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FREDDIE LONG

Shingle-voiced Southerner, Freddie Long, like so many others, spent his teenage years privately writing and recording songs in his bedroom while feeding his appetite for live performance at Karaoke nights and friend’s birthdays. When his friends convinced him to start putting performances on Social Media, and subsequently he started getting incredible messages and comments from thousands of people across the world he started to think about maybe even releasing some music on Spotify.

And here the story begins…
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GANA

In 2016 GANA made big waves on the London scene with their Groovey Underground Pop, by selling out an impressive string of headline shows, followed by a very successful UK tour with ‘Scruff of the Neck Records’.

Their playful yet thoughtful blend of Alternative rock has was infectious and even pulled the ear of Libertine Gary Powell and his In 2017 GANA went to The Netherlands and created a whole new body of work. Their debut album was born in the secluded countryside called ‘Groede’ (roughly pronounced who-duh). It’s a refreshingly eclectic album. Written with an insatiable thirst for innovation, it oozes quirky lyrics, electrifying grooves and will leave you trying to pigeon hole it for days. They have just finished a successful string of European dates promoting the independent record and are looking forward to spreading the album far and wide this Summer Festival season!

"Intense and captivating... Innovative English Alternative Rock with a retro atmosphere... A group with unparalleled potential, there is no doubt they will go very far." - Alexia Stergiopulos (Addictive.Wearemc)

“London deserves a pat on the back for consistently breeding alternative rock like no place else. GANA are the latest band to emerge from the cauldron of talent” – Mina Kitsos (BestBefore)

“This is one of the most exciting emerging artists in London who are creating their own unique sound! Don’t miss bragging rights over your friends about seeing them first up close and personal.” – The Borderline London

“Don't miss the chance to see GANA live, it's an opportunity not to be missed!” – SeatWave “A scarily young looking band, that pack a punch as a riff heavy guitar band that you can’t help but bang your head to.” – DrewsMusic

LISTEN:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0G6wqu8rHbBeKEmY0msUTT

WATCH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlPADcTH_2c
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GEORGE ROSE

A cathartic release, George has crafted his own sound sitting somewhere between Coldplay and Kanye. George's music is hopeful, bleak and honest storytelling, sprinkled with a little bit of love. It has to be heard to be believed.
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GILLBANKS

Gillbanks is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in South East London. Starting life as a bedroom project the artist has since evolved in pursuit of a fuller, more atmospheric and textured sound.

His first release, Lend Me Your Skin, a collection of songs inspired by the early 90s guitar sound of Pixies and Nirvana was self-recorded in Falmouth and became the catalyst for his relocation. Exploring the emotional disconnect and emptiness of early adult life, the EP; particularly the debut single ‘ Anxious?’ gained a lot of traction, attracted new audiences and press plaudits.

Gillbanks continued to gain traction in 2016 with his London shows, becoming known for his noisy, dynamic live sound. Communion Records released ‘Childhood’ which was highly received and in turn helped secure shows at The Great Escape, Field Day, Glastonbury, and Citadel.
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HOLY ‘57

The project of London artist Alex Mankoo, of Indian and Greek heritage, Holy '57 blends a subtle funk bass with the charm of pop’s early crooners with a modern twist. - All Things Go.

London producer-songwriter Holy ’57 emerged in the summer of 2015 with the laid-back groove of Island Kids, produced in collaboration with former Broken Social Scene member Dave Newfeld. The song, which broke into the Hype Machine charts, paved the way for his first EP, H, released in October 2015. This was to be the first of four EP’s (H, O, L and Y) introducing the Holy ’57 repertoire. 2016 saw the release of O, and L arrived in the autumn of 2017. Lead single Water // Chrome was released in July, followed by Canary in September.
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IDOLISING NOVA

Idolising Nova are a 3-piece indie pop band from Peterborough. Their big, catchy, anthemic tracks and their great live show has made them one of the most exciting upcoming bands in the UK at the moment. Having supported The Vamps on their European tour and recently signing to United Talent Agency, Idolising Nova are going from strength to strength.

Their latest release “Run Away” has had over 25,000 streams on Spotify as well as being played on national TV and radio. It’s also being played in Accessorize, Monsoon, Dunelm, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin Active, Butlins and more all around the UK.
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JYELLOWL

JyellowL is a conscious hiphop artist/ rhythmic poet quickly rising up the ranks with his thought provoking yet mind soothing music. Based on Ireland, this artist speaks on topics that transcend Irish borders and are relatable to people across the globe. Following his break out singles ‘Life Right Now’ (2016) and ‘yellow thoughts 1’ (2016) he released his debut EP titled “Bulletproof”, a project centered around inspiring mental strength and resilience amongst his listeners through the lyrical content of his music. He speaks about his personal experiences while relating back to the general population. JyellowL makes his intentions clear in the first track of the EP ‘Falling’ by saying “let it be clear im not here to scare I’m here to enlighten”. He has made his intentions for greatness and longevity clear and judging from his music JyellowL is on the right path.
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JOSH TOBIAS

Josh is a Baltimore based singer, songwriter, and producer who has been steadily releasing music since 2015, starting with his debut single "Beachside Lover" . Over the last few years, Josh has began carving out his own unique sound, which combines acoustic pop with country, r&b, and country elements. With a growing online fan base and no intention of slowing down, this will certainly not be the last time you hear his name
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KAMAKAZE

The sound of the north is taking over. After years of supporting the scene when the key players in London had fallen off the UK sound, the dedication is now paying off with some of the top artists in the game hailing from the north of the country.

Out of these MCs, the name Kamakaze has been spreading quickly. Bursting into our eye-line with some crazy freestyles across some of the biggest platforms, as well as some stand-out mixtapes, he’s steadily growing to be known as one of the most talented of the new era. We sat down with the Leicester born artist to find out
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KOJAY

British-born Chinese rapper and songwriter Kojay launched his career at the young age of 13 creating music with friends at his local youth club.

His performances inspired and influenced by grime artists such as Skepta, has evolved into more rap-oriented material.

Since then he has transitioned his hobby into a business and has improved greatly with the realism of his lyrics and the melodies of his flows.

Kojay is far from your typical rapper due to not only his ethnicity but also due to the unique sound that he demonstrates.

Showcasing his talent in various cities across the country such as London, Bedford and Luton, he has never failed to catch the eye and cause a scene.

“Year Of The Real to the world”
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LITEK

With an outstanding talent spanning across a multitude of genres - LiTek’s musical ability has no bounds. A true expert in production, intricately blending and creating specialised tracks like no other producer to date- a signature LiTek touch.

Litek has worked with artists from Conor Maynard, Rag & Bone Man and Azelia Banks to Tough Love. With releases on Warner, Sony/ Columbia, Armada Deep, This Ain’t Bristol, Simma Black and Get Twisted to name a few, he is not short of accolades. His track ‘Uber' with Tom Zanetti hit over 3 million plays on Spotify, and was followed up with the equally successful ‘Call Me in the Morning’ on Black Butter Records. His most recent release on Warner UK, Atlanta, was met with critical acclaim and quickly became a club chart sensation.
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MONSTER FLORENCE

Monster Florence are a six-piece band from Essex. U.K. that's equal part rapper to musician. The collective: Alex Osiris. Dream McLean, Wallace Rice (vocals). Tom Donovan (Guitars, Keys. Production), Cameron Morrell (Drums, Grooves), Jonny Poole (Sax, Keys Guitars) are pumping out their own original sound, combining hip hop. rock, punk and grime to create something fresh and unique.

The band roared onto the scene in 2016 with their debut ep The Groove', entering at number 5 in the iTunes hip hop charts. Their follow up in 2017 'Bad Gear' saw Monster Florence's reputation from fans and the music industry continue to grow; with sales and streams of the independent band pushing over 1.5 million units.

April 2017 saw the band partner up with hip hop titans Foreign Beggars and a number other creatives at their Essex recording studio, with the aim of writing, producing and mixing an album from scratch in under 48 hours. The entire process was streamed live on Facebook and all profits from the record were donated to Musicans Against Homelessness

The bands live show takes their music to another level. in the small time Monster Florence have been together, they have already seen themselves perform at Reading & Leeds Festival. The Great Escape Festival and 2 sold out shows at London's prestigious Camden Jazz Café; whilst also supporting heavyweights such as KRS One, Foreign Beggars and Gold Panda. Exclusive showcases with Facebook, BBC Radio 1. 6, 1Xtra and many more.

2018 is an exciting year for Monster Florence. as they release the first full length feature 'Foul' scheduled to drop 07/09/18 and embark on a UK tour and shows in North America.

Discography:
THE GROOVE (ep) 01/04/16
BAD GEAR (ep) 30/12/16
SINISTER (single) 29/03/17
ANNE BOLEYN (single) 07/07/17
48 (album) 21/07/17
BEG FRIENDS (single) 31/10/17
GWOLLA (single) 22/03/18
FOUL (album) 07/09/18
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OLD SWING

London based trio Old Swing formed late 2016 and have hit the ground running with their anthemic, synth-soaked indie pop sound. After cutting their teeth in venues across the UK they have held no punches with their single 'Time', produced and mixed by Sam Winfield (Fickle Friends, Amber Run) premiered with high acclaim on BBC Introducing.
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ONLY SUN

Only Sun are an exciting Indie Rock band from High Wycombe comprising of five tiring personalities; Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan & Taylor. Throughout 2017, they gigged extensively throughout the London scene including headlining The Old Blue Last and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. They've also played at nationally renowned festivals, including Kendal Calling, Camden Rocks and Liverpool Sound City, and gained support from Spotify's The Indie List, Made in Chelsea and BBC Introducing. After releasing a string of successful records and maturing their sound, they're keeping busy through 2018 as they release one single every month.

With this volume of releases comes the freedom to plumb the depths of their imagination and satisfy the cravings of other styles while still maintaining their sound. Perhaps there is a darker side to indie pop? Maybe it could get cheesier. Perhaps culminate into a PR car crash? Or perhaps this is a stroke of genius.

Staggering, five pints deep, down the thin line that lies between pure insanity and genius is something that is not new to each member of Only Sun.

One thing is for sure; behind the self deprecating front and the quickly decomposing sense of humour, the boys are turning up the heat in the studio and are ready for another year of success.
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ONE LAST DAYBREAK

Formed at the beginning of 2018, One Last Daybreak quickly emerged in their local scene as a band to watch out for. From releasing their debut EP ‘A Thousand Thoughts’ in April 2018, the band soon went on to their first tour and shortly after found themselves playing Envol Et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, Canada, alongside prolific bands such as Parkway Drive, August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada in September of the same year.

In November 2018, they joined in with the Halloween spirit by releasing ‘My Home, My Gallows’ and ‘Jackson & Witcham’ in EP ‘The Midnight Society’ - the two songs taking influence and referencing Stephen King’s IT and Hannibal Lecter; quickly amassing a following on online media outlets such as Spotify.

Unafraid to be honest, the Emo Post-Hardcore quartet can be recognised by their energetic performances, raw and catchy melodies and emotional lyrics which cover topics such as depression, heartbreak, abuse and the hardships of life. The boys have recently returned from joining IMMERSE on tour, as well as playing the prolific club venue 'Facedown' in London. They can soon be seen in St. Albans and Ware this July.

"This band stumbled into Emo Nite not knowing what emo was and came out like 'Hey, we should start a band!" - The State of the Scene.
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PACE

Pace are all about the melodies.

The Hackney based band are all songwriters in their own right and came together over their love of timeless pop when they first met in a local east London dive-bar :boom:

The group announced themselves with debut track 'Heartbeat' in 2016. Since then they have gained a reputation for classically crafted alt-pop songs and captivating live performances, with a string of shows across London’s best taste-maker venues.

Pace's emotive and melodic tunes have helped them built up a loyal fan-base on both sides of the Atlantic and receive support from the likes of Metro Artist Of The Day, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Clash magazine and multiple Spotify playlists.

Their track ‘Foolish’ reached Spotify’s Top 50 UK Viral Tracks after a Fresh Finds Playlist spot and the group have now reached over half a million online plays - testament to their timeless songwriting.

The band have been working in the studio with renowned producer Bernard Butler and are set to release new material later this year.
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RUNAH

RUNAH releases title track from upcoming album one 18th October.

RUNAH uses music to entice you into different realms. Having been featured in HotPress, Clash Magazine, Contact Music and many more, her debut album, an ‘escapist, hypnotic, and harrowing beauty’ which is receiving growing attention.

In 2019 RUNAH released STRANGE her debut album with the title track gaining 150,000 streams in just a couple of months. RUNAH will be bringing the year to a close by releasing glimpses of her second album, MOTHER. A concept album residing in other worlds, a hypnotic journey of birth, life and death concerned with The Mother, Earth. The title track is to be released in October, when the veil is thin.

‘Mother’ will be released via Beardfire Music, Dublin and was recorded and produced by Rohan Healy, David Virgin and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin.

Off the back of Ireland Music Week (formerly known as Hard Working Class Heroes), RUNAH is supporting Havvk in December , Amy Studt in the UK in November and Izzie Walsh in Manchester in Novemember.

"The search for the spiritually divine has long been pursued by artists of all mediums, though none have done it as robustly and attractively as Ireland's rising folk pop artist, RUNAH. RUNAH's commanding ethereal voice is an undeniable force, driving "Strange" – Earmilk

"Escapist, hypnotic, mystique, power and a harrowing beauty, RUNAH's debut album has an individuality and uniqueness whose abstract creativity must be celebrated." – REMY, Best of Irish Music and Film.

"RUNAH's music continues to create a timeless and hypnotic beauty through her unique sound and poetic lyrics." HotPress

"Her songs are shrouded in mystery, magic and dark, ambiguous emotion that makes her listener feel connected; yet also turns them upside down as they try to find their own truths, whilst navigating RUNAH’s prosperous world of evocative lyrical themes and occult pop-tinged soundscapes." When The Horn Blows
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SEAN X

An R&B artist with vision and depth, Sean X fuses gospel and hip-hop to produce a gritty take on nu-soul. Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, R Kelly and Drake, it was The Weekend's dark take on R&B music that set Sean on the path he's on now. A central part of the Word Up Collective, his debut single 'Cry' featured a guest turn from rapper Jafaris and he is often to be found joining Super Silly on stage. ​As focused on songwriting as he is creating a modern sound, his music encapsulates his passions and experiences and is leaving a mark on Irish urban music landscape.​ Latest single 'Amsterdam' featured on the New Music Friday UK playlist on Spotify.​
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TWILIGHT DRIVING

Brighton based Indie-Pop outfit Twilight Driving step into the fore with their heartfelt, story-driven music, incorporating liberal amounts of Americana and 80s style into their well-crafted aperture of Pop. Previous release 'When Love Goes Wrong' saw support from BBC Introducing in the South, Sofar Sounds and led them to perform alongside the likes of Valeras, Arcade Heart, Submariner and many more.Latest track Between The Sheets is a cutting edge Indie-Pop offering that’s a stellar track in its own right independent of the involvement of the uplifting 80’s inspired synth melodies that take it to anthemic status. With lyrics that address the systematic difficulties involved in interpersonal relationships told through a distinctive harmonious voice, the track builds towards a euphoric crescendo reminiscent of The Killers’When You Were Young. Speaking to the motivation behind Between The Sheets, Twilight Driving state “The song is about not having enough time for each other and the impact that has on our relationships, both in the sense of making time to spend with the people we love and how life comes between us.
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TAET

Discovering her talent very early on within her primary school choir; Taet knew she had a gift from the tender age of 7. Not willing to waste this talent the Essex resident soon became a full-time student at the prestigious Syliva Young Theatre School; home to some of Britain’s biggest stars - Amy Winehouse and Rita Ora.

Taet describes her love for music as ‘a vocation and a passion’. She believes it’s the one thing that never fails to bring people together no matter what they seem to be going through. Every emotion she has felt within her teens she’s managed to find comfort through music. Getting ready for a night out with the girls, heartbroken over a boy, there’s a song – ultimately music has become a collection of memories for her which she can revisit at any point in her life.

Although Taet is still young, she has had a wealth of music experience throughout the years. Working with such talented producers from Parker and James (Jessie J), Example, Nana Rogues (Drake) and Rymez (Stefflon Don). With some of the best in the game already witnessing her immense talent she has already set the bar quite high for what she has in store in terms of the new music she will be releasing.
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TOOTAWL

During summer 2014, a young Irish troubadour named Richard O’ Gorman found himself in Nashville, Tennessee performing his bustling brand of indie/folk in such famous venues as The Bluebird.

Standing at six foot five, he was christened ‘too tawl’ in typical Tennessee twang. The name stuck like glue and upon his arrival home with this new title he began working on material for his debut EP. Mainly taking inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and also older blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Tootawl mixes this strong sense of musical tradition with his own unique folk style.

Since his time in Tennessee, Tootawl has supported Aslan in their sold out gig in Cork Opera House and Ham Sandwich at the Bandon Music Festival, and supported Bagatelle on their farewell tour to name a few. Tootawl recorded his debut EP with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, Jack O' Rourke) at Monique Studios which received widespread national radio airplay, and toured extensively (London, Berlin, San Francisco & LA). He also had the title track of his EP played in an episode of the Netflix original series 'You Me Her'.

Tootawl has just released his next EP, Twist Of Paranoia, which has already received national radio airplay in Ireland.
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URIAS

Los Angeles singer songwriter Urias, pulls from influences of 90's hip-hop and trip-pop that contribute to her enigmatic lyrics, allowing listeners to forge their own perception. Debut single ‘Head High’, released last year, received critical acclaim and numerous Spotify playlists.
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VON MARLON

Von Marlon, real name Axel Bagenal, is a 25 year old producer born in Whitechapel of Persian/Irish heritage.

Forming his alias in June 2017 after a life change that birthed his new solo project; a separate personal and musical split in quick succession.

Having two grandparents who were music school teachers, Axel grew up listening to a range of tastes ranging from classical & rock to soul/jazz/world. Secondary school led to his hobbies revolving primarily around music: playing in bands since 12, learning computer software such as Cubase to getting his first set of decks at 16.

Whilst studying the BMus course at Kingston University, promoting for local club nights took up spare time when not in the studio.

Now based in Peckham, within just 6 months Von Marlon has run live & DJ nights at local venues such as The Montague Arms, Peckham Pelican, The Prince Of Peckham and The Nines as well as playing more well established London venues such as Club 229 and The Water Rats.

Having spent the last 18 months between Germany and England, his musical influences are moulded by both capital Cities. The name ‘Von Marlon’ derives from a Mike Skinner lyric - a nod toward growing up with UK urban and dance artists like The Streets, Wiley, Radiohead and Massive Attack to successful local contemporaries such as The XX, Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Sampha. This, partnered with his more recent discovery of Berlins electronic underground scene (e.g. Laing, Max Graef, DVS1 and Rin) helped mould the ideas for his first self-produced record.

Recent live and studio collaborations include artists such as Radio 1’s hotly tipped house duo Catchment (MTA Records), Albert Gold (Fierce Panda Records) and Jack Hawitt (Fine Management).
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YIZZY

Yizzy is the next gen of grime. Pushing the genre past its self-imposed boundaries while nodding to its roots, the Lewisham MC is running the baton for the scene's new wave. At just 19, Yizzy displays a talent beyond his years and an ambition that few of his peers can match. Wrapping his tight, teeth-gritting flow and memorable hooks around gold standard grime production, his live mic skills and ability have earned him co-signs from the genre’s biggest names including Ghetts, Dizzee, Wiley, and Devlin.Few 17-year-olds can claim national radio play, but Radio 1 spun Yizzy’s ‘Grime Kid’ ten days after hitting that age. It’s just one in a string of successes for the MC: his S.O.S EP amassed one million streams in just three months, while he’s been featured by the Fader, NME, Complex, Trench, SBTV, RWD, Red Bull’s best grime tracks of ‘17 and Sian Anderson’s 1Xtra ones to watch. Initially hailed by Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Contest and BBC Introducing, Yizzy has built on these early achievements, performing alongside grime royalty at Printworks’ Eskimo Dance, featuring on the ninth edition of Lord Of The Mics - plus his own headline show at Islington Academy 2
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MEET THE TEAM

MAX ODELL

CEO

max@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Max has almost 20 years elite music industry experience having run a successful independent record label and publishing company for the last 10 years and previous to that was a successful artist and songwriter in his own right signed to labels such as Virgin, One Little Indian, Sanctuary & Warner Chappell. Engaging, approachable and fiercely passionate about all good music across all genres. Max has formed MMP with the goal of it being an ethical, transparent and dynamic publisher representing fairly the interests of a diverse and broad catalogue of artists and songwriters that encapsulates all that is exciting about music in 2018.

KATIE MILLMAN

A&R Specialist Genre: Commercial Indie/ Pop

katie@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Katie started out in Marketing picking up experience at Island Records and Global Radio as well as working in the more corporate side of Marketing before moving into Artist Management. For the past 5 years she has been running an Artist Management service offering help with Social Media, Bookings (Gigs and Appearances), PR, Marketing (Digital and Physical), Touring (UK) and Publishing. Having recently moved into A&R Katie is on the hunt for quality talent within Pop, Indie and Rock music.

DAN SHEED

A&R Specialist Genre: Indie

dan@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Founder of Turtle Tempo, a London-based independent music discovery webzine and live events promoter.

KRISTIAN KOLAKOVIC

A&R Specialist Genre: Hip Hop/Grime

kristian@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Kristian cut his teeth in the music industry as a promoter, starting out with small scale Grime shows in the capital before working his way up to organising high profile Hip Hop and Grime events across the UK. Recently he has seen a great deal of success working as an Artist Manager and A&R. Kristian will be using his extensive experience to track down the best in Grime & Hip Hop talent

FRANCESCA BARNES

A&R specialist genres: Alternative, pop (dream pop, ambient pop, bedroom pop, electronic pop), indie, singer/songwriter

francesca@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

As an A&R Francesca has a unique and emotional ear, when deciding what makes a piece of music great and how to curate it for the right projects.

She has always had a passion for music, songwriting and entertainment. Starting off in drama and gaining a BA from Goldsmiths University London, her degree not only enabled her to immerse herself into South East London’s diverse music scene, but to later on move into talent scouting with notable casting directors. Francesca has worked with The Soho Theatre to produce and perform in her own show. Through this she has a gained a valuable and particular insight, into not only what it means to be an artist, but to scout for individual talent. Her love of music has always prevailed and she wants to shine a light onto the music that deserves it.

BETH PENROSE

A&R Specialist Genre: R'nB / Alt Pop

beth@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Beth is a singer, songwriter and DJ, specialising in electronic pop, hip-hop and R&B. Classically trained as a singer from the age of four, she studied commercial music performance at the University of Westminster, during which time she undertook work placement at the Beggars Group.

CANDICE COLLYER

A&R Specialist Genres: Pop & Urban

candice@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Candice is a dynamic, highly driven, well connected A&R. Through nearly a decade in entertainment, modelling and events she has built up an enviable black book of industry contacts. Moreover with an instinctive ear for quality production and songwriting across multiple genres, Candice has rapidly developed an exciting and diverse roster. Her criteria for finding and signing artists is both broad and simple – you have to be an excellent and driven artist. If this is you – reach out to her now!

IPEK OZSOY

A&R Specialist Genres: Electronica, Ethnic House, Techno, Trip Hop and Alt Pop

ipek@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Ipek is the founder of META Artist Management & Consultancy and an A&R Scout at Max Music Publishing Ltd. She resides in London and manages artists and live music projects.

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Ipek has gathered a diverse International roster and built a network spreading across genres and nationalities with her artists. As an artist manager and entertainment consultant, she covers tour management, bookings, PR, event production and A&R, with styles ranging from dance music to post-electro, dark pop, singer-songwriter, jazz, trip-hop, funk-fusion, techno and alternative rock.

CHANEL CARMICHAEL

A&R Specialist genres: Alt Pop/Dance/ Deep House/ Techno

chanel@maxmusicpublishing.co.uk

Chanel has a highly creative and diverse background in music. From playing classical Piano music, to then producing and performing house music and will be DJ’ing this coming Summer in Ibiza at venues such as Ibiza Rocks and Sankeys. She is a LIPA music management graduate (Paul McCartney’s performance arts academic institute), and has worked in the A&R sector at SB Management, working with high profiled artists such as The Wombats and The Night Café. She specialises in marketing, A&R and promoting. Chanel is on the hunt for quality talent within the dance music world and will be using her extensive experience to track down the best talent.

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