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Bucks Music Group has signed house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement

Bucks Music Group has signed legendary house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement.

Fontana began DJing professionally in the mid-1980s, playing at famous New York clubs such as Studio 54. He was the first US DJ to play at Pacha Ibiza and in Dubai in 1991.

Fontana’s first successful production was Butch Quick’s Higher (Strictly Rhythm) in 1992 and, in 1999, he had his first crossover hit with What You Need, under the name Powerhouse feat. Duane Harden. It was a Top 10 hit in the UK and was performed on both Top Of The Pops and The Pepsi Chart Show.

In 2000, Fontana returned to the UK chart with Chocolate Sensation and, in 2005, had another dance club hit with The Way.

Fontana founded Karmic Power Records in 2013. He saw particular success alongside D-Train with Raise Your Hands released on the label in 2015, and again with follow-up single When You Feel What Love Has in 2016 and 2017.

Fontana has a weekly syndicated radio show called The Karmic Power Records Radio Show, which is broadcast around the world including Kiss FM in Australia, Radio Italia Network, Ibiza Live Radio and more.

In 2020, Fontana created True House Stories – a weekly podcast in which he delves into the musical careers of his guests.

To date he has interviewed a long list of prominent names including Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, Little Louie Vega, David Morales, Danny Tenaglia, Marshall Jefferson, Mousse T, Norman Jay, Michael Gray and many more.

This year has seen the creation of his two-hour True House Stories Takeover Radio Show, which invites guests from the original podcast to mix a set alongside one of Fontana’s own.

The show is currently aired on more than 35 stations internationally, including Radio FG France, Kiss FM Australia, Sonica and many more.

Fontana said: "It feels so good to be loved for the music that I been involved in over the years, and Bucks is the right home for me. Special thanks to my partner Manuel Genz, Karen Ridley and the team for helping make this all possible. Here is to next part of my musical career, True House Stories and Bucks Music."

Bucks Music Group MD Simon Platz said: "Lenny is a legend in his genre with a long, hit-laden history in the business. It's a pleasure to be able to bring someone of his calibre to Bucks."

Bucks Music Group is one of the UK’s leading and longest running international, independent, family-owned music publishers. It has a rich musical heritage, having been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, TRex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum. Its active A&R department continues to discover and develop new song writing talent.

Bucks’ catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procol Harum, DJ Fresh, Run The Jewels, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Troy Miller, Seton Daunt, Ash Howes, Ivory Layne, Erland Cooper, Emma Blackery, The Heavytrackerz, LIFE, Brooke Bentham, Gold Spectacles, Zand, and more. Label publishing partners include: Heavenly, Nude, Full Time Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts and No Hats No Hoods.

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