NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Arista Records and music manager Josh Marshall have announced a new joint venture called Mogul Vision Music.
New York-based Marshall, who currently manages Smokepurpp, Lil Mosey and a number of other emerging artists, will act as CEO for the joint venture, which counts Atlanta rapper Blaatina and Cleveland singer KennyHoopla among its initial signings.
Commenting on the partnership, Marshall said in a statement: “I have great respect for Arista’s history of empowering entrepreneurial JVs in urban music through its past work with labels like Bad Boy Entertainment, and I am thrilled to be part of an all new chapter at the relaunched label with the introduction of Mogul Vision Music.
“[Arista president/CEO] David Massey and the team at Arista are building a forward-thinking company that puts talent development first, and together we have an exciting opportunity to discover great new artists and help them advance their careers.”
Massey added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Josh Marshall to launch Mogul Vision Music. He has a great talent for identifying new artists across genres, and he has played an important role in elevating the careers of some of hip hop’s most exciting up-and-comers. We look forward to working with him to find and develop original new voices and incredible hit music though this joint venture.”
Massey left Universal Music Group’s Island Records back in June to relaunch Sony Music Entertainment imprint Arista, where he currently serves as president and CEO.