Atlas Music and Quincy Jones Productions are pleased to announce the signing of writer/artist, JULiA LEWiS. This is the first signing together since the announcement of their joint venture last September. Says CEO/FOUNDER, Richard Stumpf, “JULiA LEWiS, with roots in jazz sax and a prowess for contemporary writing is exactly the type of talent the JV with Quincy is going for. We are thrilled to have him as part of the family.”
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Benjamin Falik -aka- JULiA LEWiS approached music as a jazz saxophone student, a flamenco guitar enthusiast, and hip-hop and pop music lover. With a BA in Psychology and his experience as a Strategist at a major creative agency in San Francisco, Ben's empathy and ability to project manage make him a natural leader in writing rooms. Having produced for local Rap and R&B artists in the Bay Area, DJ'd and released his own singles, Ben earned a life-changing invitation to a writing camp in LA with Babyface in 2018. By 2019, Ben produced "West Coast" for G-Eazy, feat. Blueface & YG, and has since worked with Wiz Khalifa, Ne-Yo, G-Eazy, Scott Storch, Phonte, Cautious Clay, and E-40.
Quincy Jones says, “It absolutely makes my soul smile to welcome JULiA LEWiS to the Atlas x QJP family. Joining forces with Rich, Scooter and their teams was a dream come true, and we couldn’t be more proud to have JULiA join as our first signing. We look forward to sharing some incredible new music from this talented creator!”
The Atlas/Quincy Jones relationship dates back to when key executives, Richard Stumpf and Phil Cialdella, worked with Quincy at Cherry Lane Music. Last year, they reconnected with Adam Fell, President of Quincy Jones Productions to form the new Atlas/QJP JV.
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About Atlas Music
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 upon the belief that “Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by the industry’s top artists, including those by Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, BTS, DaBaby, Zac Brown Band, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Jess Glynn, and Andrea Bocelli. The company boasts a diverse roster of hitmakers that span multiple genres, including artists Brandi Carlile and Van Halen, producers Dan the Automator, Mariibeatz, and Brian Howes, as well as emerging artists such as CHARLOTTE, SAINT PHNX, ELHAE, and Slothrust. Atlas has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville and provides its writers with on-the-ground representation in every global territory through its network of hand-picked sub-publishers. For more on Atlas Music Publishing, visit their website at www.atlasmusicgroup.com.
About Quincy Jones Productions
Quincy Jones Productions (QJP) is a full-service entertainment company, which is home to various branches such as artist management; licensing & endorsements; live, film, & television production; international joint ventures; and investments. Under artist management, QJP has built a roster of artists, such as two-time GRAMMY® Award winning Jacob Collier, GRAMMY® nominated pianist and composer, Alfredo Rodriguez, GRAMMY® nominated bassist and vocalist Richard Bona and many others. The licensing division includes a state-of-the-art line of consumer electronics with Harman International (JBL); a piano teaching software with Playground Sessions; Qwest TV, Quincy’s first SVOD platform; and many more. In addition, QJP opened Quincy’s first-ever music venue, Q’s Bar & Lounge, at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and is set to open additional venues around the globe. During the past few years, QJP’s production slate has included everything from ABC’s Taking the Stage: Changing America (the official celebration concert for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture); Soundtrack of America (The Shed’s five-night opening concert series at Hudson Yards); The Broad Museum’s Soul of a Nation Celebration; Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones on BET/VH1; and many more. QJP was also responsible for the release of the 2014 film, Keep On Keepin’ On, which won the top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, was sold to Radius, and shortlisted for the Documentary (Feature) Academy Award, as well as Netflix’s QUINCY (directed by his daughter Rashida Jones along with Al Hicks). The film garnered international acclaim, and won the AAFCA Best Documentary Award; the BFCC Best Documentary Award; the Black Reel Outstanding Documentary Award; the Critic’s Choice Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary Award; the HMMA Best Music Documentary Award; and landed Quincy his 80th Grammy nomination and 28th Grammy win, in the category of Best Music Film. With Quincy Jones (one of 21 EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony—holders in history) at the helm, QJP is modeled after an inimitable legacy of excellence.