Downtown Music Services Signs Global Publishing Deal With The Weeknd Producer Daniel Lopatin

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Downtown Music Services (DMS) has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with Brooklyn-based artist, composer and producer Daniel Lopatin.

Lopatin, who records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never, has released several albums, including his most recent project, Oneohtrix Magic Stitch Everculmination of his recorded work over the past decade.

He has also worked several times with The Weeknd, which saw him credited as executive producer on the recent world No. 1 album, Dawn FM.

He also served as the musical director for The Weeknd’s Super Bowl 2021 halftime performance.

In March 2022, it was announced that Lopatin had produced the next full album, Sometimes foreverfor American singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy, his first full album production for another artist.

In addition to Soccer Mommy and The Weeknd, his credits include David Byrne, Moses Sumney, Anohni and Charli XCX, and he has also collaborated on recordings with artists such as Iggy Pop, Rosalía, James Blake and Elizabeth Fraser.

His original film scores include Josh and Benny Safdie Uncut Gems (2019) and Good time (2017), for which he received the award for best soundtrack at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Ariel Kleiman Supporter (2015).

“I have always been impressed by Daniel’s talent.”

Mike Smith, Downtown Music Services

Mike Smith, Global President of Downtown Music Services, said, “I have always been impressed by Daniel’s talent since I first heard Oneohtrix Point Never in 2015.

“I quickly fell down the rabbit hole of his work and was blown away by his film scores as well as his electronic work. He has an incredible ability to work with a wide range of artists and create something unique.

“Whether it’s Iggy Pop, FKA Twigs, The Safdie Brothers or The Weeknd, the results are always spectacular and I’m so excited to take this journey with him.”

“Daniel personifies the avant-garde contemporary artist.”

Corey Roberts, Downtown Music Services

Corey Roberts, SVP A&R of Downtown Music Services, added, “Daniel personifies the cutting-edge contemporary artist.

“When the opportunity arose to join his career, we did everything we could to make sure Daniel understood Downtown was the only place for him. I’m thrilled Dan made Downtown his home.

“The kinship I have with the team, coupled with Downtown’s ambitious plans, is inspiring.”

Daniel Lopatine

Daniel Lopatin, said, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Downtown.

“The kinship I have with the team, coupled with Downtown’s ambitious plans, is inspiring.”


Dan Miller was recently promoted to Director of Client Services at Downtown Music Services.

Los Angeles-based David Labovitch has also been promoted to head of content operations, reporting to Kasey Fries, who was promoted to vice president of operations in November 2021.The music industry around the world

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