Starrah Launches Publishing Venture 3:02 Music Group In Partnership With Pulse

PULSE Music Group co-CEO’s Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham along with SVP/Head of Creative Ashley Calhoun announced today that they have formed a joint publishing venture with “Savage Remix” hitmaker and PULSE Music Group client, Starrah. Through the deal, Starrah is named CEO of her own publishing company, 3:02 Music Group (a joint venture with PULSE Music Group) and will sign and develop her own roster of artists, writers and producers. Starrah has also renewed her worldwide co-publishing deal with PULSE Music Group. Starrah’s manager Nick Jarjour is also a co-founder in the 3:02 Music Group venture.

“It was time for somebody like Starrah,” said Scott Cutler, co-CEO, PULSE Music Group. “There are so many reasons why this was important — she’s one of the most talented songwriters on the planet, there’s no question. She’s also a Black, LGBTQ+ woman who knows what it takes to create an inclusive, diverse environment for music creators. When Josh Abraham and I first founded PULSE Music Group, we set out to create a best-in-class creative sanctuary for music creators, run by music creators and our company ethos has always been to create an inclusive, diverse creative haven. Starrah is the next voice in this chapter. This industry hasn’t yet had a woman from Starrah’s lens and experience running the show at her own publishing company and we knew we wanted this to be happening at PULSE Music Group.”

“I signed Starrah to the company my first week with PULSE Music Group and we’ve been fully behind her vision since day one,” said Ashley Calhoun, SVP/Head of Creative, PULSE Music Group. “Six years later and her name is behind the biggest songs out there, topping the charts, winning the most prestigious awards in the industry, and she’s empowered as the CEO of her own publishing venture. Giving important voices in music a chance to be heard and believing in our clients from the early days as they shape their careers is just part of our creative approach and culture here at PULSE—Starrah is a great example of that.”

“I called Starrah one day and expressed to her exactly what we wanted to do,” added Cutler. “I offered her use of our PULSE offices and recording studios in Burbank as a location to establish her own publishing company which she would helm. By the time we hung up we mutually knew we had a deal. Starrah knew what she wanted—she’s got incredible instincts, she knew we were behind her 100% and that our visions were perfectly aligned. Now she’s the CEO of 3:02 Music Group and will bring the next generation of talented hitmakers into an inclusive, diverse environment in partnership with PULSE.”

“PULSE Music Group has always created an environment with unlimited creative freedom for Starrah and have continued that spirit with the new partnership for 3:02,” said Nick Jarjour. “Scott, Josh, and Ashley have built a creative powerhouse at PULSE and are now passing the baton to Starrah as the next generation of publishers with this new venture. 3:02 is the destination for talent that wants to be around a culture of respect and positivity. We feel incredibly empowered and have already hit the ground running for the roster with cuts from Normani, Cardi B, Kodak Black, Ed Sheeran and many more!”

“PULSE Music Group was the first publisher that made me feel like they truly understood my vision when I walked into the room,” said Starrah. “Since I’ve been with them they have been nothing but supportive every step of the way. I know that I can always walk into the office or make a phone call and have someone to help me work through the goals that I want to accomplish, or get past any obstacles that I come across. Being with PULSE is like being with family. They are my extended family.”

An award-winning songwriter/producer/artist and music industry game-changer, Starrah most recently co-produced the #1 Billboard Rap Album Kodak Black Back for Everything (co-produced with June Nawakii) and wrote/produced the #1 Urban radio hit Normani’s “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B. In 2018, Starrah was named ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the year (the first woman in 16 years to be presented with the award). Starrah’s massive catalog of hits also includes the #1 charting songs Camila Cabello’s “Havana” (featuring Young Thug); Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” (featuring Cardi B); and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé which won Starrah the GRAMMY for Best Rap Song in 2021. Other Top 20 hits in Starrah’s catalog include Rihanna’s “Needed Me” (Song of the Year); Drake’s “Fake Love”; Halsey’s “Now or Never”; Kevin Gates’ “2 Phones”; Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne’s “No Frauds” and Calvin Harris’ “Feels” (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean), amongst others.

Upon launch, the 3:02 Music Group roster already includes a team of writers involved in Normani’s #1 Urban radio hit “Wild Side Feat. Cardi B” (co-written by Starrah, Jonah Christian, KC, and 3:02 Music Group writers June Nawakii and Taylor Ross). 3:02 Music Group producer/writer also collaborated with Starrah on Normani’s debut album.

3:02 Music Group is named after the area code in Delaware where Starrah was born and raised.