Concord Music Publishing Sign 2021 Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer Imanbek to a worldwide publishing agreement07 July 2021 - Press release
Concord Music Publishing are delighted to announce the signing of DJ/Producer Imanbek to a new worldwide publishing agreement.
Known for his signature futuristic dance-pop tracks, Kazakhstan born and based Imanbek has had a meteoric rise over the past 18 months, shooting to attention with his 2019 remix of SAINt JHN's "Roses", which landed him a Grammy award for Best Remixed Recording earlier this year.
Collectively his streams from across his releases are in excess of 2 billion (earlier this week he entered the coveted Top 100 most streamed artists on Spotify at No.95); add to this a collection of gongs including the 2021 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, and 2021's Dance Song of the year at iHeart Radio in the U.S, Imanbek's rise has been prolific. Two years ago, the 20-year-old producer was working for the railroad in his native country.
Harri Davies, A&R Director at Concord Music Publishing comments, "Imanbek has had the most extraordinary 18 months. We started our conversations mid pandemic, and so we are yet to meet Imanbek in real life – making this a deal done truly remotely and globally. Our fluidity as a global A&R team was a key factor in Imanbek choosing us as his partner. He is an absolute one off and we are delighted to welcome him to the family".
Victoria Ree, A&R Director at Concord Music Publishing adds, "It's such an exciting time for Imanbek, he is truly a global artist. We're thrilled to start working with him and his team, and to be part of his journey going forward".
Imanbek comments – "The publishing deal is a major step for any professional producer or writer, so I was extremely selective in choosing the right partner - I'm very happy to announce my first publishing deal ever with Concord! I'm so proud to join the team which has such a diverse roster of talent which is very inspiring. It really is great to be part of something global, to have support from a team that really delivers. That's what every artist is looking for – the real deal".
Manager Kirill Dzham adds – "Over the last year, Imanbek has received offers from different publishers, but only the team at Concord made it really solid and concrete when it came to cooperation and finding the right approach to Imanbek's requirements as producer. As a company, Concord has great reputation, which of course adds real value to the deal".
His catalogue – and songs included in the deal – include collaborations with 24kGoldn, Marshmello, Usher, Fetty Wap, Khea and Gunna
Earlier this year, Imanbek collaborated with Rita Ora on a four-song EP titled Bang - lead single "Big" additionally featured rapper Gunna and EDM megastar David Guetta. Last Friday he released "Sweet Dreams" with Alan Walker which has already cracked the Global Top 200 on Spotify.