New York-based Primary Wave Music, one of the largest indie music publishing and management companies, recently inked deals with DJ Skee and up-and-coming producers, Ryan & Smitty.
Skee inked a management contract with the company, while the west coast production duo of Ryan & Smitty have been signed to a co-publishing deal.
“Both of these deals signify an important cornerstone for us here at Primary Wave,” explains Justin Shukat, General Manager of Primary Wave Music. “DJ Skee and Ryan & Smitty are undeniable talents, assisting us expand our brand and become more powerful in the music realm. We couldn’t be more proud of partnering with these exceptional individuals, helping us all reach the next level.”
In addition to being one of the most popular DJs in the hip-hop world, DJ Skee has made a name for himself over the past few years, recently being named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Power Players: 30 Under 30”, and partnering with viral lifestyle channel KarmaloopTV.
He also has four Sirius/XM radio shows, a show on KIIS-FM in LA, and is the face of popular video production company Skee.TV.
To Skee, signing with Primary Wave will take him to the next level.
“Joining forces with Primary Wave is a natural move for me, as I enter the next stage of my career,” Skee explained. “We share the same entrepreneurial spirit, which is of utmost importance to me in any partnership I embark on. I’ve no doubt that they’ll help take me and all of my endeavors to the next level.”
As for Ryan & Smitty, the pair met through mutual friends in Los Angeles in 2008, and instantly felt a spark of musical kinship. After years of separately working in complete opposite spectrums of punk and gospel music in Las Vegas and Detroit, the duo discovered writing pop hooks and developing artists as a team brought them the most satisfaction and success. They burst onto the scene in 2009 with Chris Brown’s “Go Away” (Jive), and then found further success with Jaicko Lawrence’s single “Fast Forward” (Capitol), and have recently worked with artists such as Cymphonique, Mann, Jo Jo, and Cody Simpson.
“We’re so excited about our future with Primary Wave,” the duo said. “We aim to make history and the loyal and enthusiastic team at Primary Wave will help us get there!”