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Frank Ocean Signs With New Management

LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Frank Ocean has been signed to management with Three Six Zero, joining a roster that includes Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Kate Nash.

"Frank is an incredibly intelligent and creatively brilliant individual," says Mark Gillespie, co-founder of Three Six Zero Group. "We`re proud that he felt Three Six Zero was the right home for him."

After parting ways with longtime managers Christian and Kelly Clancy`s agency 4 Strikes earlier this year, Ocean met with Guy Oseary (U2, Madonna) and Ron Laffitte (Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys) before signing with Three Six Zero.

Though Channel Orange brought him much critical acclaim, Ocean has developed a reputation for being difficult. (Former publicist Heathcliff Berru told Billboard in June he was "relieved" to lose Ocean as a client.) Still, anticipation is high for his next release from Def Jam. Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins are among the new producers who`ve recently logged studio time, along with frequent collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta and Kevin Ristro.