#MERKY label joins forces with Atlantic Records UK
The deal with Atlantic Records covers the next chapter for Stormzy the artist, as well as the joint development of an exciting roster of new talent with his impressive label team at #MERKY.
Stormzy announced the news on Instagram (see below).
Max Lousada, CEO, Recorded Music, WMG and Chairman & CEO, WMUK, said: "Stormzy and #MERKY are a cultural force whose music makes everyone listen. Talent, truth, energy and relevance - they represent music at its most powerful. We're proud to have them in the family."
Ben Cook, President, Atlantic Records UK says "We've been friends with Stormzy and Tobe for a while now, it's been exciting to see the extraordinary impact Stormzy's music has had and the iconic figure he has become. #MERKY are now key players, and we're thrilled to join forces. Together we're going to take Stormzy global, and fill the #MERKY roster with fresh new talent."
Alec Boateng, A&R Director, Atlantic Records UK: "You get into A&R to work with the best of the best and you hope you end up with special talent. Stormzy is that special talent, he's an INCREDIBLE artist and he has so much to offer the world with his music. It's been a privilege to have had a ringside seat from the beginning of his explosive entry in the mainstream and I'm super excited about the next phase in our creative partnership - with him and the brilliant #MERKY team. This is huge."