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Boutique publisher OTM expands its roster with multiple signings including Slinger and The Heavy

  • Independent music publisher signs Ashnikko producer Slinger, The Heavy, Poter Elvinger, Flyte and moa moa

  • OTM aims to create new opportunities for artists through sync placements


London and LA-based independent music publisher, OTM, has announced a wave of new signings. Slinger, The Heavy, Poter Elvinger, Flyte and moa moa are the latest artists to join its ever growing roster that includes the likes of Alessandro Buccellati (SZA, Mike Sabath), Joseph Mount of Metronomy and Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Biig Piig, Easy Life). 

London-based writer and producer Slinger, is the co-writer and executive producer behind the viral American singer, rapper, and songwriter Ashnikko, who recently headlined Coachella’s Gobi Stage. Their collaborative work has achieved platinum success in the United States with the single ‘Daisy’, which was also nominated ‘Best Contemporary Song’ at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.

His versatility, grit and attitude contribute to Slinger being recognised as a world-class producer. Constantly creating forward-thinking and impressive work, his creativity and passion can be seen and felt across genres from dance and electronic to modern classical. Slinger is one of the UK’s most prominent artists in the sync space having worked on multiple placements for Apple, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Samsung and Huawei, and through this exciting signing, OTM plans to not just expand his collaborative cowriting, but to add value at sync both from his catalogue and bespoke compositions across multiple media.  

The Heavy is a trans-Atlantic four-piece that has ripped wildly across stage and screen for the past fifteen years with seditious blues drama, soul and gospel passion, the crunch of prime hip-hop and garage punk’s visceral electricity. The Heavy are arguably most well-known for their popular song ‘How You Like Me Now?’ which swiftly infiltrated TV, film and gaming culture, featuring on The Vampire Diaries, Entourage, Community, Driver: San Francisco, Horrible Bosses, Limitless, The Expendables 3, and GI Joe among others.  Known for their naturally cinematic music, The Heavy are currently working alongside OTM on the release of their sixth album ’AMEN.’

Also joining OTM’s roster is Canadian-based writer and producer, Poter Elvinger. Poter has achieved sync success having his music placed with Gucci, YSL, Apple, Adidas and many more global brands. In addition, Flyte, who saw recent success co-writing four songs on Katie Melua’s album ‘Love & Money’, will also be working closely with OTM as they gear up to release their third full-length album later this year. And lastly, following support from BBC Radio 1 and scoring sync placements with Apple and FIFA, London-based band moa moa recently signed a deal with OTM which will see them recording and releasing their debut album.

Alex Sheridan, Founder of OTM commented: "As a growing independent publisher, our focus has always been on building a roster of the best up-and-coming songwriters and producers in the world so we are thrilled to welcome these artists to OTM. Slinger represents the archetype of a modern writer/producer, having the ear for a hit and the vision to push sonic boundaries. We could not be more proud to be a part of his team (alongside Angus Murray - Headlights Management) in building on his successes with Ashnikko and beyond. The Heavy have reached an audience of millions by combining a traditional approach with using the most modern means - via sync and streaming. This makes them a great fit with OTM and together we hope to amplify what they have built so well.”

Slinger added: “Having had a very positive and fruitful working relationship over the past few years on a sync basis, I knew OTM would be the right longer-term publishing partner. Their artist first approach paired with their ambition and growth has been great to witness and be a part of. OTM feels like the right home for me as a writer/producer and I’m looking forward to working closer with Alex and the team.”

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