Taka Perry inks global publishing deal with Downtown
Downtown Music Publishing has signed Sydney producer and songwriter Taka Perry on a global deal.
After recently launching his new solo project and signing with TMRW Music, Perry now has a publishing deal with Downtown.
Tipped by many to be music’s next big thing, the 20-year-old producer and songwriter has been working behind the scenes with producers and artists including M-Phazes, Mick Schultz, Max Frost, Mallrat, KLP, Ruel, Cyrus and Dean Lewis.
He was recently named a Top 40 finalist in the 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, has attended multiple SongHubs events and Sydney’s 50 Songs in 5 Days writing camps.
“I’m so excited to bring on Downtown as my worldwide publisher,” he said.
“The calibre of their work ethic is second to none and, from the very beginning, they have been creatively aligned with my career — both as a producer and artist.”
Perry recently released new single ‘Kuruna’, a collaboration with Japanese rapper JP The Wavy.
Their session was facilitated by Vice President of International Creative Taeko Saito, through Downtown’s Songwriters Without Borders Initiative. Perry went on to work in Tokyo with Japanese artists such as Elle Teresa, Yoshi, and Duke of Harajuku.
“Taka Perry is a dream to work with. He is immensely talented — as a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer, mixer, engineer, and artist,” said Rachel Kelly, Downtown Creative Director & Head of Sync, Australia & New Zealand.
“Taka’s experimentation with time signatures and instrumentation has developed into a unique production style. He constantly surprises me with his versatility — and his productivity is on another level. We’re so honoured that Taka has chosen Downtown to be a global creative partner for the next phase of his career. Watch this eagle soar.”
Daniel Anthony of Flagrant Artist Management who represent Perry added; “The support, enthusiasm and attention to detail that Rachel, Taeko and the greater Downtown team have shown Taka and his music so far has been unbelievable,”
“With Taka’s unique ability as an equally gifted songwriter, producer and artist, the publisher’s role is so integral for us and we couldn’t be happier than to have that role handled by Downtown.”