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INFLUENCE MEDIA PARTNERS ACQUIRES GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ARTIST FUTURE PUBLISHING CATALOG

The catalog includes hundreds of titles, including worldwide hits “Mask Off” and “Life Is Good”

NEW YORK, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Influence Media Partners (“Influence Media”) announced today that the company has acquired multi-platinum, Grammy®-winning recording artist Future’s publishing catalog from 2004 to 2020, which features 612 tracks, including many chart-topping tracks with frequent collaborator Drake (“Life Is Good,” “Jumpman”) as well as iconic artists like Kendrick Lamar (“King’s Dead”), Rihanna (“Selfish”) and The Weeknd (“Low Life”) and her own solo hits like “Mask Off”. The impressive catalog marks Influence Media’s latest eight-figure acquisition and builds on the company’s commitment to investing in modern evergreens and cementing the high value of hip-hop and R&B in the rights market. musical. The announcement was made by Rene McLeanInfluence Media Partner and Founding Advisor.

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Rene McLeanInfluence Media Partner and Founding Advisorsaid: “Future is a cultural icon. He continues to be a model of impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways no one expected. He is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style.His prolific career and continued popularity over 15 years after the game’s debut is testament to his undeniable influence on the music landscape and contemporary culture. We are honored to be partners with him.

Future added, “I put everything into my music, and wanted to make sure they were in good hands when thinking about the next chapter of these songs. I’m proud to partner with Rene and the team at Influence Media and to send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most treasured works of art of my career.

“We view Future as an artist of the ages. He resonates across a wide range of demographics. We are so excited about this partnership, it is a fitting addition to our growing roster of top talent and furthers our forward-thinking mission. During my time at Epic Records, I was able to work with and support Future throughout his pivotal career. Now at Influence, it’s destiny to be able to collaborate with him again alongside my dynamic partners to protect his legacy and his works,” said Influence Media Co-Managing Partner, Lynn Hazan.

Future amassed a prolific discography over the first 16 years of his career – eight studio albums, four collaborative albums, one re-released album, one soundtrack, 16 mixtapes, four commercial mixtapes and 114 singles (69 as featured artist) . Six of Future’s eight studio albums reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 200. He placed 129 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with four top 10 hits and two biggest hits. His last album, 2022 I never loved you, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in May and earned him his best debut week as a solo artist to date, with 222,000 equivalent album units. The release of the album coincided with a QG cover that proclaimed him “The Greatest Rapper Alive”.

This acquisition follows the recent announcement of Influence $750 million fund platform to invest in high-value compositions by various artists with backing from BlackRock, Inc. and Warner Music Group. Through this fund, the company has invested in more than 20 artist catalogs, including Puerto Rican singer-songwriter-producer Tainy, singer-songwriter Julia Michaelssongwriter Ali Tamposithe hit team The Stereotypes, singer-songwriter jessie reyezand singer-songwriter Skyler Stonestreet.

The future was represented by Jeffrey Smith and Robert Finan of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Influence Media Partners was represented by Lisa Alter, Katie Baron and Jaclyn Felber of Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP.

About Influence Media Partners

Launched in 2019 and led by Lylette Pizarro, Lynn Hazan, Rene McLeanand Jon Jashni, Influence Media Partners (“Influence Media” or “Influence”) is a New Yorka music and entertainment company that is transforming the music and content rights market by partnering with artists and investing in them for the future. Backed by BlackRock and Warner Music Group, Influence’s latest fund invests in the recording and publishing rights of artists, songwriters, producers and music entrepreneurs who create commercially viable songs that resonate. throughout pop culture. Influence’s approach is centered around a purpose-driven brand and marketing philosophy, leveraging the company’s team of experts to support and invest in diverse artists and entrepreneurs with global reach, potential to growth and streaming success, with a focus on songs that are on the verge of being modern. conifers.

About the future

Rap would never sound, look or feel the same again after Coming landed. If you want to know where the culture is going, just watch and listen to the iconic Atlanta rapper, singer and producer. He went from whipping up beats in a basement for the Dungeon Family to a generational superstar with a looming presence on the streets all the way to the Met Gala. He literally brought the trap into the White House as President barack obama rapped with his quintuple platinum banger “Jumpman” [with Drake]. He garnered dozens of multi-platinum certifications and achieved rarefied air as one of the few rappers to achieve diamond status for the 2020s. “Life is Beautiful” [feat. Drake], affirming him as one of the best-selling acts of all time. Not to mention that he carved out a place for himself in the history books as “the first artist to release two Billboard 200 number one in consecutive weeks. Along the way, he adorned the covers of Billboard, Shock, QG, rolling stone, Source, XXL and increasingly to deliver jaw-dropping performance on Saturday Night Live and Ellen. In 2019, he won a GRAMMY® Award in the category “Best Rap Performance” for “The king is dead” next to Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamarand James Blake. Kanye West sought him out as an executive producer on the title 2 in addition to appearing on two titles. He also shot Gunnait is “Pushin P” with young thugappearing on another hit banger. Coming look again to his ninth album, I never loved you. On his arrival, he marked his 8e Top 200 Album #1 with the most seven-day sales of his illustrious career so far. In addition to praise from Billboard, Complexand rolling stone, Vulture greeted him as “both immediately recognizable and easily distinguishable from past works,and QG went so far as to crown it “the best rapper alive.

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