NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Imagem Music USA (IMU) has signed a joint venture with DJ/Producer Swizz Beatz and his company Monster Music. The first signings under the joint venture include Tyrone Johnson and Naki 'Snagz' Levy.
Swizz Beatz, also known as Kaseem Dean has producing for some of the leading names in hip-hop/R&B including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, DMX, Kanye West and T.I. In addition to several guest appearances and production credits, Swizz dropped his own album One Man Band Man in 2007 and is now set to release his much anticipated second studio album later this year.
Johnson has produced on albums such as Diddy, Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, and wrote on Jadakiss ’ The Last Kiss. Additionally, Tyrone Johnson has worked with a variety of artists, including Estelle, Usher, Beyoncé and T-Pain to name a few. Snagz, who is an up and coming artist, boasts credits on Jadakiss’ The Last Kiss as well as Swizz Beatz’ One Man Band Man. Swizz Beatz is represented by Motisola Zulu and Douglas Davis of The Davis Firm.
"Monster Music Publishing is one of the first ventures to come from the Monster Music Group umbrella, and we're looking forward to much success with Imagem as our partner,” said Monique Blake, President of Monster Music Group.
In related news, Imagem Music also signed a multi-year co-publishing agreement with Grammy winning writer/producer John Shanks.
John has produced and/or written 43 #1 singles, 86 #1 albums and sold over 60 million records to date, working with some of music’s biggest artists like Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Santana, Michelle Branch, Fleetwood Mac and numerous others.
"Nothing could make me happier than to be part of the Imagem family, where vision and creativity are paramount," said John Shanks. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers