PULSE Music Group Partners with Arketek to Sign 8ae to a Global Music Publishing Deal

PULSE Music Group and Unrestricted partner with Arketek to sign rising artist, producer and songwriter 8ae to an exclusive global publishing deal, as announced today by Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler, co-CEO’s of PULSE Music Group, and Ashley Calhoun, Senior Vice President, PULSE Music Group. The agreement encompasses 8ae’s catalog, including the new single “To The Money” by NEZ featuring 8ae and Flo Milli, as well as all future works.

8ae has quickly built a reputation as one of music’s most promising young talents. In addition to co-writing and performing on NEZ’s new single “To The Money” alongside Flo Milli, she has collaborated with producers and songwriters including Mike Will Made It, Dave Hamelin, Ron Theron, Nick Mira and Cxdy from Internet Money, Sethinthekitchen, The Rascals, Lil Ju Made the Beat, Darkchild and Al Shux.

“8ae has everything we look for in a young artist – originality, fearlessness, work ethic, and incredible talent. We believe that with the support of a publisher who understands her creative vision, the sky’s the limit for her. We’re very excited to welcome her to PULSE and to work with Ben Maddahi, Arjun Grover, Edith Bo and Stan Greene to make this deal happen,” said Josh Abraham, Scott Cutler and Ashley Calhoun.

“8ae is a once in a generation bilingual songwriter, producer, and artist that is talented both lyrically and melodically and can write across every genre. We are extremely discerning with whom we partner with at Unrestricted, and we are honored to represent someone as talented and versatile as 8ae,” said Arjun Grover, Unrestricted.

“Before signing with Edith and Stan at Arketek, I was becoming burnt out with broken promises in the music industry so I quit. Now I’m truly living the dream and I feel blessed to be able to create music for others as well as myself on such a high level. It’s extremely important to have a good team around you that shares your vision and also works just as hard as you do. I’m lucky enough to now have more than one with the addition of Josh Abraham, Scott Cutler, Ashley Calhoun, their wonderful team at Pulse and Ben Maddahi and his team at Unrestricted. Every single person on my team goes HARD. Also a special shout out to Money Jezus and my attorney Adam Zia for rocking with me on this journey. Can’t thank everyone enough. Now let’s get to work!” said 8ae.

“We are thrilled to be adding music publishing heavyweights like Scott, Josh, Ashley and Ben into 8ae’s creative family. They are some of the best at what they do and they fought hard to make this partnership happen. 8ae’s musical journey is nothing short of inspirational. We met her right before the quarantine hit in 2020 and we signed her in May when barely anyone was working on music in person, let alone with new songwriters. It was a discouraging time right after she signed with us, because everyone was isolating themselves to stay safe. A lot of the magic happens from in person sessions so we had to figure out a way around that to stay efficient. Since 8ae prefers to record herself on her laptop (she likes to bring her own mic and interface to writing sessions) while also being able to mix, vocal produce, and produce, we utilized those sets of skills so things wouldn’t get stagnant. We hit up different producers for tracks and embraced collaborating from a distance. Her work ethic, dedication to always wanting to be better, and the ability to create something from start to finish helped us to generate a buzz about her that led us here. We were able to get placements with many of the top artists simply by pitching the demos she completed at home!” said Arketek Co-Founder/CEO Edith Bo and Co-Founder/Head of A&R Stan Greene.