Black Rock has finalized a co-publishing partnership with the events, label and Ibiza-based artist management company Electric Ibiza.
Sentric Music Group has acquired a stake in Black Rock, an electronic music publishing company co-founded by former AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence.
The partnership with Black Rock further strengthens Sentric’s expansion into electronic music. The company recently partnered with XL Recordings co-founder Nick Halkes and last year signed a direct licensing agreement with electronic music download platform Beatport.
Electric Ibiza manages a multitude of DJs and producers, including Sidney Charles, Seb Zito, Prok & Fitch, Ray Mono, Marco Faraone and East End Dubs.
He also represents labels such as Heavy House Society, Edible and Seven Dials Records, as well as the event brands Do Not Sleep, Cuckooland and Epic Pool Parties.
As part of this partnership, Electric Ibiza’s new edition operation will benefit from the administration infrastructure of Black Rock and Sentric, as well as the company’s award-winning creation and sync team.
Acts already signed through the publishing partnership include Seb Zito, Ninetoes, Sidney Charles, Detlef, Latmun, Christian Berkhardt, LEON (IT), Malandra Jr. and Prok & Fitch.
“When the opportunity arose to work with Electric Ibiza, it was obvious.”
Mark Lawrence, Sentric Music Group
Mark Lawrence, Director of Electronic Music for Sentric Music Group, said: âI think Neil and I have been going around in circles for a few years at IMS. [Ibiza Music Summit].
âWhen the opportunity arose to work with Electric Ibiza it was not obvious – they are perfectly positioned in Ibiza with global reach.
âNeil and I Joining Forces means we can empower their artists to access cutting edge publishing administration and our ever-expanding genre-specific creative division, in addition to their deep reach into global events. electronic music.
“Already seeing names like Seb Zito, Ninetoes and Sidney Charles joining us in the partnership really sets the tone for what’s to come.”
âThe caliber of talent already arriving on board is fantastic. “
Neil Evans, Electric Ibiza
Neil Evans, Founder and Director of Electric Ibiza, said: âWe have worked with Mark and the team on various artists and projects over the years.
âGiven the natural alignment of the two companies, it made sense to make our partnership with Black Rock Publishing formal and global.
âThe partnership means we can present co-publishing opportunities to artists and strengthen our offering to a wider range of DJs, artists and labels we work with.
âThe caliber of talent already arriving on board is fantastic. I look forward to seeing our partnership flourish this year and beyond. “Music trade around the world