James Blake signs worldwide music publishing deal with Pulse Music Group

Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, co-CEOs of Pulse Music Group and Maria Egan, President and Head of Creative, Pulse Music Group today announced the signing of acclaimed artist and songwriter James Blake to an exclusive global publishing agreement for future works. A highly accomplished artist, Blake is a GRAMMY® award winner (“King’s Dead” with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Future) and Best New Artist nominee; a Mercury Prize winner; an Ivor Novello award winner; and a 3x BRIT award nominee. Blake is also one of the most sought-after songwriters and producers in popular music, having collaborated with artists including Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Bon Iver, Vince Staples, Metro Boomin, and Brian Eno, to name a few.

“We are honored to be able to join forces with such a seminal artist as James Blake,” said Maria Egan, President and Head of Creative, Pulse Music Group. “This is such an important signing for Markell and our team in our mission of creatively supporting the best in class in music of all genres.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with James as he is an artist I’ve admired for many years. It’s a testament to the brilliant team here at Pulse as he could have gone anywhere else but instead chose to be with us,” said Markell Casey, Senior Director, Creative, Pulse Music Group.

James Blake has released four studio albums, including James Blake (2011), Overgrown (2013), The Colour in Anything (2016), and Assume Form (2019). His solo material has earned him universal critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following, and his singular sound has also made him one of popular music’s most versatile producers and songwriters.

Among his many collaborations is the song “King’s Dead” from the soundtrack of the blockbuster film Black Panther which features Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Future; the song won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Blake worked with Frank Ocean as a co-writer on his album Overgrown and in turn contributed production work to Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde. He also co-wrote and co-produced the song “Forward” from Beyoncé’s landmark album Lemonade (2016). Blake has also had multiple #1 album debuts on US dance charts, with nearly 1 billion combined music streams.