LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has landed a worldwide publishing deal with Troy Carter and J. Erving’s new music and technology company, Q&A. U
Under the terms of the partnership, Sony/ATV will administer the music publishing catalog of Q&A, which was launched in April by Carter (Spotify, Atom Factory), Erving (Human Re Sources, Atom Factory) and co-founder Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory, OMD) along with Tim Luckow (Stem, GHouse).
“I’ve known Troy Carter and J. Erving for many years and they have always stood out to me as two of the most artist-friendly and progressive executives in the industry,” says Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt. “It’s why I am excited to team up with them and their partners for this new venture as it explores fresh and innovative ways of connecting music and technology.”
Launched last month, the Los Angeles-based Q&A was founded by Carter and Erving, as well as former Atom Factory exec Suzy Ryoo and Tim Luckow, who also founded artist management company and record label GHouse.
The Q&A brand includes Human Re Sources, a digital distribution and label services company which Erving launched in 2018. Before it merged with Q&A, Human Re Sources’ roster of artists, including Pink Sweat$, Peter Manos, Charlotte Lawrence, and Brent Faiyaz, who, collectively, racked up more than a billion streams last year.
“My partners and I unanimously agreed that Sony/ATV was the right partner to administer our new publishing venture. Jon Platt has always put creators first and that’s core to our mission as a company,” says Q&A Chairman and CEO Troy Carter. “We’re looking forward to building something special with this incredible global team.”