Imagem Music Signs Joint Venture with Swizz Beatz & Monster Music

16 May 2012

Imagem Music USA (IMU) has signed a joint venture with Swizz Beatz and his company, Monster Music. The first signings under the joint venture include Tyrone Johnson and Naki "Snagz" Levy.

Kaseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, has produced and worked with many of the elite in music, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, DMX, Kanye West and T.I among many others. In addition to several guest appearances and production credits, Swizz dropped his own album One Man Band Man in 2007 and is now set to release his much anticipated second studio album later this year. Tyrone Johnson and Naki "Snagz" Levy, the first writers to be signed under the joint venture, were found and developed by Swizz. Johnson has produced on albums such as Diddy, Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris, Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, and wrote on Jadakiss' The Last Kiss.  Additionally, Ty has worked with a variety of artists, including Estelle, Usher, Beyoncé and T-Pain to name a few. Snagz, who is an up and coming artist, boasts credits on Jadakiss' The Last Kiss as well as Swizz Beatz' One Man Band Man. Swizz Beatz is represented by Motisola Zulu and Douglas Davis of The Davis Firm.

"I'm excited to be partnering with Richard [Stumpf] and the entire group over at Imagem Music," said Swizz Beatz. "This partnership will enable me to further develop my group of talented producers and also introduce many new producers and writers to the world."

"Monster Music Publishing is one of the first ventures to come from the Monster Music Group umbrella, and we're looking forward to much success with Imagem as our partner," said Monique Blake, President of Monster Music Group. 
"In addition to being a fantastic artist, writer and producer himself, Swizz is a magnet for great talent.  We are very excited to partner with such an important member of the creative community," said Richard Stumpf, President of IMU. "Amanda [Schupf, Creative Manager at Imagem Music] goes back a long way with Swizz and his team so it is great to see that trust and friendship blossom into a business relationship."

About Imagem Music

Imagem Music is the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group (André de Raaff, co-founder).  Home to the Elvis Presley and Sammy Cahn catalogues as well as such talent as Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis, Anna Nalick, Steve Robson, Jens Gad, Temper Trap, Hesta Prynn, Bombay Bicycle Club and more, Imagem Music has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and the Netherlands, and exclusive agents all over the world.  For more, visit:  The Imagem Music Group is the world's largest independent music publisher which, in addition to its ever-expanding pop catalogues, is unique for its leadership role in classical music (Boosey & Hawkes) and musicals (Rodgers & Hammerstein). For more, visit:

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