Atlas Music Publishing CCO Jennifer Blakeman officially announces the signing of emerging artist TOTEM to an exclusive global music publishing deal.
Recently named "musician to watch" by HighSnobiety, NY based singer-songwriter TOTEM is set to catapult from indie darling to household name. His latest release “Bubblegum” has racked up over 1.5 million plays on Spotify in 4 weeks with support on Spotify's marquee playlists including NMF, Weekend Buzz, Pop Rising, Alternative R&B and Apple Music's best of the week. Described by Pigeons and Planes as “an artist visiting familiar pop confines with fresh perspective,” and with nods from Billboard, COMPLEX, Earmilk and more, the Alt-R&B/Pop singer-songwriter aims for a big impact by paying attention to the small details. Carving out effortlessly smooth vocals with modern, enticing pop and electronic sounds, his tunes bring stories to life, ensuring he creates hit after hit.
Molly Seel Jonke, Director – A&R, says “TOTEM has a true gift for writing emotive lyrics and melodies, and is always pushing himself to perfect the craft of songwriting. Not only are his songs memorable and poignant, but they are perfectly delivered through his incredible voice. We are thrilled that TOTEM has chosen Atlas to be his partner and to welcome him into the Atlas family!”
“I am so happy to be at Atlas,” says TOTEM. “It’s refreshing and flattering to work with a passionate, hard-working staff that truly gets it and gets after it. They raise the bar in my mind, and I’m honored to have them on my team as I strive to write music with a perspective for myself and other artists around the world."
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Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger is not better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Madonna, Al Green, Booker T. and the MG’s, Otis Redding, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Dr. Dre, BJ the Chicago Kid, T.I., Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Counting Crows, Van Halen, Toby Gad, Sean Garrett, Brian Howes, Dan the Automator, Mike & Keys, Matthew West and Ashley Gorley as well as emerging artists Oshea, Alex Winston, Alex Vargas, and Secret Weapons, amongst others. Well-funded by a mix of long-term strategic and financial partners with access to up to $400 million in capital, Atlas provides its writers with on the ground representation in every global territory, with its headquarters based in New York. For more information, visit www.atlasmusicgroup.com. For breaking news updates and behind-the-scenes information follow @Atlasmusicpub on Twitter.
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