Imagem USA signs joint venture with Swizz Beatz and Monster Music


Imagem Music USA (IMU) has signed a joint venture with Swizz Beatz and his company, Monster Music.

Tyrone Johnson and Naki ‘Snagz’ Levy are the first writers to be signed under the partnership who were found and developed by Swizz Beats, real name Kasseem Dean.

Johnson has produced on albums such as Diddy, Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, and wrote on Jadakiss’ The Last Kiss.

Dean has produced and worked with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, DMX, Kanye West and T.I amongst others.

In addition to several guest appearances and production credits, Dean released his own album One Man Band Man in 2007 and his second studio album is expected to be released later this year.

Richard Stumpf, president of IMU said: “In addition to being a fantastic artist, writer and producer himself, Swizz is a magnet for great talent. We are very excited to partner with such an important member of the creative community.

“Amanda [Schupf, creative manager at Imagem Music] goes back a long way with Swizz and his team so it is great to see that trust and friendship blossom into a business relationship.”

The partnership with the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group – co-founded by André de Raaff – is one of the first ventures to come from the Monster Music Group umbrella and Monique Blake, president of Monster Music Group said: “We’re looking forward to much success with Imagem as our partner.”


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