Godmode launches publishing joint venture with Hipgnosis

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Godmode, an artist development company, has announced a joint venture with Hipgnosis, a publishing company.

godmode focuses on songwriters and producers in the intersecting spaces of dance, rap and electronics. Co-founder Nick Sylvester recently signed directly with Hipgnosis earlier this year. The initial signatures also include Channel Tres and JPEGMAFIA.

“Songs are the atomic unit of what we do,” says Talya Elitzer, co-founder of godmode. “Much like our work as an artist, we are eager to surface and cultivate the kings of songwriters who change what a song is allowed to do.”

Godmode’s founders, Talya Elitzer and Nick Sylvester, bring 20 years of combined experience to their approach to artistic development. As part of the joint venture, godmode and Hipgnosis developed TikTok star Emmy Hartman, whose first song “Stupid Big Teeth” debuts on December 3.

Talya Elitzer and Nick Sylvester founded godmode in 2017 with a new approach to artist development.

The duo are behind groups like JPEGMAFIA, Channel Tres and Yaeji. Their Los Angeles headquarters serve as a secret creative hub for artists and producers like Lil Nas X, James Blake, Take A Daytrip, Omer Fedi, Grimes, SG Lewis, Noname, and more.

Talya Elitzer began her career in the music industry at WME, touring Britney Spears, MIA and Grace Jones. She held an A&R role at Capitol Records, working on projects for Katy Perry, Beck and Sky Ferreira before moving on full time to work on godmode. Elitzer leads the management and labeling operations.

Nick Sylvester began playing the trumpet in alliances in Philadelphia. He studied computer music composition at Harvard, wrote for The Colbert Report, and was the original publisher of the music website, Pitchfork.

After Sylvester moved to New York, he studied with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and synth technician Jeff Blenkinsopp of Pink Floyd. Sylvester works as a producer, songwriter and A&R closely with many godmode artists.

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