Downtown has entered into a joint venture with Grammy-nominated music producers The Invisible Men, signing Saltwives as the first under the new partnership.
"We are delighted to be signing with Downtown Music Publishing who has an innovative approach to the challenges and opportunities of the music business and an outstanding global creative team. We look forward to our continued success and collaboration with The Invisible Men, and making many great songs that will have an excellent home with Downtown”.
Songwriting and production duo Saltwives, made up of Alex Oriet and David Phelan, boasts an impressive catalog made up of some of the biggest names in popular music, including eight tracks from ZAYN's debut album Mind of Mine (“Like I Would,” “Wrong” feat. Kehlani, “She Doesn’t Love Me,” among others). They have also written for Iggy Azalea (including chart topping single “Trouble”), Charles Hamilton ( “New York Raining” feat. Rita Ora), and BeBe Rexha.
The Invisible Men, a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum songwriting and music production trio consisting of Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, and Jon Shave, has been numerously ranked as one of Music Week's Top Songwriters, and has produced several international hits with Iggy Azalea, Sigala, DJ Fresh, Conor Maynard, Jessie J, and the Noisettes.
"We’re thrilled to be partnering with Downtown on this joint venture. Our first signing to the Invisible Men Publishing/ Downtown will be the hugely talented production duo, the Saltwives. In the two years we’ve worked with the Saltwives, they've notched up hit records with tons of exciting cuts lining up for 2017."
- The Invisible Men
The Invisible Men and Saltwives’ studios are housed in First Access Entertainment's London office, an entertainment company who manages the likes of ZAYN, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Charles Hamilton, Rita Ora, among others.
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[Pictured L-R]: Roberto Neri (Downtown), Jon Shave (The Invisible Men), George Astasio (The Invisible Men), Jason Pebworth (The Invisible Men), Alex Oriet (Saltwives), Laura Lukanz (First Access Management), David Phelan (Saltwives)