Pulse Music Group has announced it has renewed its worldwide publishing agreement with R&B superstar Brent Faiyaz.
Faiyaz joined Pulse’s roster of songwriters and producers in 2016. Since then, he has collaborated with an all-star list of artists, songwriters, and producers. In tandem with his publishing deal renewal, Brent’s debut full-length album WASTELAND entered the charts at #1 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums, #1 on R&B albums, #2 on Billboard 200, and was the #1 Spotify Top Albums Debut Global.
“With Brent and Ty, we found kindred spirits. They are working toward the highest artistic bar,” says Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, Co-CEOs of Pulse Music Group. “They are both fiercely independent and will not compromise. We have been part of Brent’s journey from the early days and have always had a real understanding of his vision. Ty and Brent play by their own rules, and we very much relate to that. We could not be prouder of Brent. It is an honor to be on this journey with him.”
“We’ve been involved with Brent since the beginning,” adds Ashley Calhoun, President, Pulse Music Group. “Pulse was the first publishing company that Ty sent Brent’s music to, and as soon as I heard Brent’s voice I immediately knew that I had to work with him, so we moved quickly to close the deal in spring of 2016.”
“Brent and Ty then reinvested the publishing advance back into their company, which made it possible for Brent to stay independent as an artist because he was able to support himself financially, using our recording studios, and focus on his music full time. It’s been pedal to the floor ever since, and we’re so proud to be a part of Brent’s incredible team and story,” Calhoun concludes.
Shortly after Brent signed with Pulse Music Group, he met GoldLink at the recording studios in Burbank. He went on to be featured and was the hook-man on GoldLink’s single, “Crew,” alongside Shy Glizzy in 2016. The single has been certified 5x Platinum and has earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category.
Brent Faiyaz currently has around 12 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His album WASTELAND includes previously released smash singles featuring Drake and Tyler, the Creator. It also contains standout features from Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, and Tre Amani, with string arrangements and production on several tracks by Jordan Waré.