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Mad Decent partners with Big Deal

By | Published on Wednesday 6 February 2019

[L-R] Juba Lee, A&R, Mad Decent; Kenny MacPherson, CEO, Big Deal Music Group; Kevin Kusatsu, Diplo Manager/Business Partner; Jamie Cerreta, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Big Deal Music Group; Diplo; Casey Robison, Partner, Big Deal Music Group; Nate Olivas (kneeling), A&R, Mad Decent.

Big Deal Music and Diplo’s Mad Decent Publishing have entered into a new agreement. It will see music publisher Big Deal administer Mad Decent’s catalogue, as well as the two companies working together to sign new artists.

Diplo’s manager and business partner Kevin Kusatsu says of the deal: “Partnering with Big Deal gives us the best environment to be effective publishers and A&R people”.

“We’re always looking for partners who have a history of taking chances artistically and making them count and Mad Decent is known for just that”, adds Big Deal EVP Jamie Cerreta. “Kevin and I have been great friends for years, and it’s been fun to watch him and [Diplo] build this great business and creative platform for innovative talent. It just seems very natural and super exciting to finally get to work together and build something special”.

Mad Decent Publishing is an offshoot of the Mad Decent record label, which was founded by Diplo in 2006.