Shaggy Inks Deal With Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter and recording artist Shaggy.

The deal covers his entire catalog of 12 studio albums as well as future releases.

Shaggy’s album with Sting, 44/876 received Best Reggae Album at last week’s Grammy Awards.

The agreement was announced ahead of Shaggy’s upcoming solo album Wah Gwaan?!, set to release May 10, 2019.

The album features artists such as Jason Derulo, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe, dancehall sensation Shenseea, reggaeton artist Nikki Jam, and 19-year-old Canadian vocalist Alexander Stewart.

“Shaggy is a global icon with such a diverse catalog,” said Bruce Lampcov, Downtown’s Head of West Coast Business Development.

“Transcending borders and genres, he has countless evergreen songs and his latest Grammy-winning album with Sting is a clear indication of many more good things to come. We are delighted he has chosen Downtown as his publishing partner.”