Concord Music Publishing signs worldwide deal with Robert Glasper
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Today, Concord Music Publishing announced a new deal with songwriter, artist, pianist and producer Robert Glasper. The new worldwide deal, effective immediately, will cover Glasper’s song catalog as well as his future works. This deal is part of Concord Music Publishing’s creative venture withLoma Vista Recordings.
Robert Glasper’s career bridges several musical and artistic genres, and his breakout crossover album, Black Radio, setting new expectations and heights, earned him the 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Album. Glasper has been awarded two additional GRAMMY wins as well as six nominations across five categories. His song, “Letter To The Free,” with Common and Karriem Riggin, for Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th (Netflix) won him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2017.
"Excited to continue building with my team at Loma Vista by joining the Concord Music Publishing family as we enter an important moment in time for music and change,” says Robert Glasper.
Robert Glasper is constantly defying the bounds of genres with an impressive portfolio of musical projects that include his acoustic jazz trio; which simultaneously defies and elevates the traditional idiom, August Greene; a collaboration with artists Common and Karriem Riggins, R+R=Now; a super group at the crossroads of hip-hop and jazz, and Dinner Party: a supergroup cofounded alongside long-time collaborator, co-producer, and creative partner Terrace Martin, and featuring Kamasi Washington and 9th Wonder. Throughout his musical career, Glasper has also worked with many artists including Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Mos Def and Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Ledisi, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and many more.
“Robert Glasper is simply one of the most respected and important songwriters, musicians and artists of his generation,” says Jeremy Yohai, SVP of A&R at Concord Music Publishing. “We are honored that Robert chose to partner with Concord.”
In October 2019, Glasper dropped F*** Yo Feelings, his first project with Loma Vista Recordings. The mixtape features artists such as YBN Cordae, YEBBA and the legendary Herbie Hancock. He also composed the original score for the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Apollo, and the feature film, The Photograph, starring Issa Rae.
Most recently, Glasper released the single “Better Than Imagined,” featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndeocello in August 2020. The song sends a powerful message, advocating for Black love and the responsibility we all have to improve our world. Glasper is an impactful voice, championing for Black music, Black people and the possibility of a better future. “Better Than Imagined” is the first taste of his highly anticipated forthcoming album BlackRadio 3 which is set to release in 2021 via Loma Vista.
Source Concord Music Publishing
October 6, 2020 4:00am ET by Concord Music Publishing