Music publishing leader S10 Entertainment, under the leadership of CEO and founder Brandon Silverstein, announced earlier this year the signing of Gent! to its portfolio of entertainment partners. The highly in-demand producer signed a co-publishing deal with the firm alongside record label, music publisher, and venture tech fund Avex USA in an effort to expand their worldwide creative reach. As a newcomer to S10, Gent! will have access to industry resources designed to deliver results on a global scale, helping the producer further his opportunities with some of the greatest talent in the business.
Speaking on the signing of the agreement with Gent!, S10 Entertainment CEO Brandon Silverstein shared, “Gent! is one of the most exciting producers in music today, with a sound of his own. I’m excited to be a part of his story alongside [manager] Dylan [Bourne], Naoki [Osada, CEO of Avex USA], and the incredible team at Avex USA.”
The Avex USA team was just as hyped by the prospect of working with Gent! and the S10 team. “We are so thrilled to welcome an amazing creative talent, Gent!, and his team to Avex USA and the Brandon and S10 family,” said Osada.
Based in Atlanta, Gent! is known for his unique sound and ability to bring additional creativity to the table in his artist collaborations. Also known by his full name, Gentuar Memishi, Gent! has risen to recent acclaim with his work on Doja Cat’s hit single “Agora Hills,” for which he received producer credits. The song, the second single released on her fourth album Scarlet, hit the airwaves for the first time on Sept. 22, 2023, and has since surpassed over 200 million streams on Spotify. A representation of rhythmic and pop sounds, the single follows the trend of Gent! working primarily in the rap and hip-hop genres.
Already under the umbrella of Avex USA, Gent!’s recent co-publishing deal with Brandon Silverstein Publishing will expand his reach and complement his current portfolio. The producer recently worked on songs by Lil Yachty, Drake, and 21 Savage, rounding out a collection of work that demonstrates his creativity and aspirations. There’s a clear synergy between Gent!, Avex, and S10, which has published hit songs by the likes of superstars Justin Bieber, Bad Bunny, and Selena Gomez. This new partnership is aimed at helping Gent! achieve even greater reach as demonstrated by S10 and Brandon Silverstein Publishing’s catalog of over 10 billion streams.
Silverstein and Avex USA have an existing joint venture that’s produced singles with worldwide success including collaboration with producer Jasper Harris, one of the creative minds behind Jack Harlow’s single “First Class.” The music publishing arm of S10, Brandon Silverstein Publishing, has launched 13 global No. 1 streaming hits since its inception while helping its artists sell out U.S. and international tours and ink brand deals in the hundreds of millions. Brandon Silverstein has been recognized for his entrepreneurial leadership with several industry honors, including Billboard magazine’s Power 100 and 40 Under 40 accolades.