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Imagem signs Pro Green

By | Published on Friday 30 May 2014

Professor Green

Rapper Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, has hit the headlines again with news of a still-wet deal with publishing co Imagem Music UK. So now you can all stop talking about his brush with the law for driving his car into a van, drunk, and afterwards phoning the police claiming someone had stolen his watch, okay?

The agreement applies internationally, and to Pro Green’s impending LP, ‘Growing Up In Public’, and to future albums he may, or may not, choose to release. Imagem’s Brit MD Kim Frankiewicz says this: “Stephen really got on my radar when he sampled INXS’s ‘Need You Tonight’ for his single with Ed Drewett. He’s an extraordinary talent who has boundless energy and creative spirit so we’re delighted that Stephen has joined the Imagem family”.

Ged Malone, Partner at Green’s management firm Bitter & Twisted, adds: “As a manager you’re always looking for the best possible options for your artist. Signing to Imagem was a no brainer. Within a couple of days of meeting Kim and the UK team there was a competitive deal on the table and they were keen to get the deal done quickly. It feels good to be working with a publisher who is excited about Professor Green, his forthcoming album and his long term future as an artist and writer”.

Finally, saving the best till last, Manderson himself speaks: “I’m really pleased to be part of the Imagem family. It was important for me to sign to a proactive and dynamic publisher with the interests of their writers and artists at heart. I’m excited to be working with Kim and the entire Imagem team, not only in the UK but worldwide”.