Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Stellar Songs have signed British rap talent Octavian to a worldwide deal via their joint venture.
The south-east London songwriter, singer and rapper has recieved widespread media endorsement and counts Drake as a fan.
After signing to Black Butter Records, he released EPs 22 and Essie World and breakout song ‘Party Here’, which has since been succeeded by the songs ‘100 Degrees’, ‘Hands’ and ‘Little’.
Octavian now features on Grammy-nominated British electronic artist Mura Masa’s new single ‘Move Me’, which was released in June.
He is managed by Greg Burnell and Cillian Farrell at the newly-launched Palm Artists.
“I haven’t heard anyone doing what [octavian] does, and I am his biggest fan. He is a true pioneer and visionary.”
david ventura, sony/atv
Sony/ATV Head of A&R, UK David Ventura said: “The first time I listened to his music I had to ask myself what planet he was from! He is so unique in his writing, in his melodies and in his delivery.
“In truth, I haven’t heard anyone doing what he does, and I am his biggest fan. He is a true pioneer and visionary. I simply cannot wait for people to discover him.”
“I have been extremely impressed by not only his music prowess but also his understanding of visuals, art and fashion.”
tim blacksmith, stellar songs
Stellar Songs co-founder Tim Blacksmith said: “Stellar Songs is elated to have Octavian join the family.
“I have been extremely impressed by not only his music prowess but also his understanding of visuals, art and fashion that makes up his very unique and compelling sound.”
Pictured L-R: Cillian Farrell (Octavian’s co-manager), Guy Moot (Sony/ATV UK Manager Director and President, Worldwide Creative), David Ventura (Sony/ATV Head of A&R, UK), Octavian, Wale Kalejaiye (Octavian’s lawyer), Danny D (Stellar Songs co-founder) and Greg Burnell (Octavian’s co-manager).
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