Downtown Music Publishing announced the signing of a global publishing administration agreement with Wu-Tang Productions. The company will represent the RZA and Mitchell “Divine” Diggs, and also the group’s interest in songs from its back catalog of classic albums. The will also represent select works co-written or produced by individual Wu-Tang Clan members for solo releases, affiliates and other artists. Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, RZA and U-God will all be represented under this new deal.
Downtown Music Publishing is a division of the Downtown brand that includes AVL Digital Group, Songtrust, Downtown Music Studios, and Neighbouring Rights. Downtown is a global independent rights management and music services company that’s based in New York City. In addition to its New York headquarters, Downtown has offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam.
In a statement from the RZA he said, “We are excited to be partnering with Downtown and entrusting them to handle our historic back catalog, 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 customized approach to clientele accompanied with their focus in areas like rights management and distribution make Downtown an ideal partner for Wu-Tang Productions.
Besides Wu-Tang’s impressive catalog, the agreement includes select solo works by members Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, and RZA. They will also cover other works contributed to by the covered writers. Their features on songs with Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Danny Brown, Drake, Justin Bieber, Lauryn Hill, Logic, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, The Game, The Pharcyde, and Wyclef Jean will all be apart of the deal.