New York-based Big House Companies (home to Big House Labs, Big House Publishing, Big House Recordings) gives an update on acquisitions, alliances and business deals.
Big House has penned a two album and one documentary deal with the still-current legendary producer duo, Sly & Robbie. A studio album is in the works with heavyweight featurings and co-production.
Big House Recordings and Big House Publishing, has inked a deal, terms undisclosed, with Bronx-based rapper Young Ash. Big House Recordings, an indie development label re-launched in 2016 and has been working with Young Ash since summer 2016. The A&R teams at Big House Publishing and Big House Recordings and her team have focused mainly on writing for her upcoming project, alongside talent such as Dillon Francis, Black Caviar, Shamtrax, Cody Bars, Corey Chorus, REO, Ben Alessi, Stavros, Jon Moodie, Direckt, Brandi Solomon and Abstrxkt among others. Her first release under Big House’s roof will be a hot drop to be announced day of release – a Spanish, electronic reggaeton record.
Big House Publishing has also inked a deal with Greek NY-based producer and songwriter Stavros Tsarouhas. The four year deal has had Stavros in the studio almost non-stop since fall 2017, working with roster mates on the publishing arm, as well as acts signed to sister-company Big House Recordings, Universal, Warner, RCA and Republic Records. Since September, Stavros has more than 20 potential song cuts, many advancing to release this summer.
Notably, Big House Recordings has signed another Greek artist, DJ Mossel, an electronic producer/DJ who is a rising festival and touring performer, and Ahsha, a NY/Russia-based artist who’s first featuring, “Fancy Things,” dropped in 2017.
Three other signings are in final negotiations, to be announced in the summer.
Alliances and Business Deals:
Initiated by Doug James, Sync-LA for Big House and ex-Head of Film/TV sync at EMI and Capitol, Big House Publishing (BHP) has signed a pre-cleared deal with NBC. This deal gives the indie publisher a continuous opportunity for their growing roster for placement in any and all of NBC’s programming, including subtitled, international programming with global visibility. NBC’s shows include hits such as 30 Rock, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, The Good Place, Law and Order, Shades of Blue, This Is Us and Will & Grace.
Big House Recordings has signed a non-exclusive distribution deal with InGrooves, and a cross-property promotional deal with Univision for its newest publishing and label artist (to be announced in May, 2018 at the time of record-drop).
Finally and currently, Big House Publishing is in contract stage with a yet-unnamed international music company to bolster their offerings to their publishing roster and to handle the administrative portion of their catalog worldwide. Details will be announced by the administrating publisher soon.