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News August 17, 2023

Ziggy Ramo Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Peermusic (EXCLUSIVE)

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Ziggy Ramo Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Peermusic (EXCLUSIVE)

Ziggy Ramo joins the Peermusic roster on a worldwide publishing agreement, covering his entire back catalog and future works, The Music Network can exclusively reveal.

It’s Ramo’s first time signing with a music publisher.

The rising rapper and activist “is an incredibly talented artist whose work ethic, fearlessness and evocative lyrics are constantly pushing boundaries,” comments Ralph W. Peer, managing director of peermusic Australia.

“I am very excited to have an artist like Ziggy join our peermusic team.”

Pictured L-R: Alejandra Siharath, A&R and Sync, peermusic; and Ziggy Ramo — photo courtesy of peermusic.

A Wik and Solomon Islander, Ramo has an “important, powerful voice of change,” say reps for peermusic, the independent music company that was impressed with the artist’s social commentary and “golden era style” of hip-hop combined with musical themes of colonial dispossession, systemic racism, and intergenerational trauma, and more.

“We really tried to understand his artistry and I think he appreciated our approach,” adds Peer. “It was truly a meeting of minds and we’re honored he’s entrusting us with his catalog and thrilled that we were able to make this deal happen.”

Ramo has “quickly become one of the most important voices in Australian music,” notes Bigsound, which has booked the artist as a keynote speaker for its 2023 edition.

He’s said to be working on a memoir, which is expected to drop in 2024 along with a new album, the follow-up to his critically lauded works Black Thoughts (from 2020) and Sugar Coated Lies (2023), both independently released.

Black Thoughts was awarded the FBi album of the year and “April 25th” collected FBi single of year.

Ramo has showcased his talents away from the mic by making his acting debut in the Stan original series Black Snow, produced by Goalpost Pictures (he also scored the series alongside Jed Palmer), and by co-hosting the 2021 APRA Music Awards at ICC Sydney alongside Julia Zemiro and Georgia Mooney.

Most recently, he joined forces with Christine Anu on a smashing cover of “Doo Wop,” originally recorded by Lauryn Hill, which he cut for triple j’s “Like A Version.” Also, he released a visualiser for “Better” feat. Jantine, filmed at Hanging Rock.

“I have always had a clear purpose of why I am an artist, I want my community to see themselves reflected in my music,” he comments.

“Through my storytelling I strive for change for my people, and due to this I have always been very selective, and intentional of the team I surround myself with.”

The peermusic team, he continues, “has felt like the natural next step in my journey.”


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