Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ABKCO Music inks global publishing admin deal with Devvon Terrell | Music Business Worldwide

ABKCO Music has signed a deal for exclusive worldwide publishing administration of all compositions written or co-written by Devvon Terrell (aka Devvon T. McLeod).

The agreement was inked with Glaz House Entertainment and Braggadocio Music, owned by Terrell ’s manager Ryan Matthews of The R Music Group.

Dubbed ‘The Living Weirdo,’ Terrell became an online sensation last year by recording himself singing hits by artists such as Fetty Wap and Rihanna, but replacing the verses with his own lyrics.

These remixes led to commercial work for the 28-year-old Brooklynite who crafted compositions used by Pepsi and DiGiorno for successful online campaigns.

Terrell was featured on Pepsi’s The Sound Drop web series, where he collaborated with Danish band Lukas Graham.

He co-wrote DiGiorno’s Pizza Anthem, for a campaign in which he stars with Redfoo and Von Miller.

“I am thrilled to join the ABKCO family. Their history and the care and attention they devote to their writers and artists is unrivaled in the industry.”

Devvon Terrell

“I am thrilled to be joining the ABKCO family,” said Terrell. “Their history and the care and attention they devote to their writers and artists is unrivaled in the industry.

“I was so impressed with their innovative thinking and understanding of the fast changing demands of the industry that it was an easy choice for me to sign with them. They have made me feel like I’m part of the family and I am so excited at the things we are going to be able to do together.”

“We are excited to welcome Devvon to the ABKCO family. Devvon’s multi-platform artistic vision coupled with his songwriting ability allows ABKCO to continue to provide its innovative services in a way that will add considerable value to Devvon’s rise in the industry,” commented Alisa Coleman, ABKCO’s C.O.O.

Blending R&B, hip-hop and pop, Terrell has released a handful of albums of original material, the latest of which is 2016’s The Renaissance EP which hit #11 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

[Pictured L-R: ABKCO CEO Jody Klein with Devvon Terrell and Alisa Coleman, ABKCO COO]Music Business Worldwide

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