Sentric Music Group

Black Rock Publishing signs Mark Knight, Rodriquez Jr. and more

7 high profile electronic music producers ink exclusive songwriting agreements in quick succession

Liverpool, 20th October 2020 Sentric’s concierge electronic music publishing service, Black Rock, has signed seven high profile electronic music producers to exclusive songwriting agreements.

Mark Knight, Rodriguez Jr. and Mark Jenkyns all sign following existing relationships with the publisher, while Squire, Piero Pirupa, Harrison BDP and Jacky join in new deals.

As well as being a multi award-winning DJ and producer, Mark Knight is the owner of Toolroom – the best-selling label on Beatport in 2018, with Knight himself one of the best-selling artists on the platform across all genres. His latest release, All 4 Love, currently features on three Spotify editorial playlists: Dance Party, Housewerk and Pop Remix, and is on heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1.

Rodriguez Jr.’s emotionally charged What Is Real ft. Liset Alea, released in 2020 on Mobilee Records, was an Indie Dance Beatport No.1.

Currently featuring in six Beatport genre Top 10s, as well as four Spotify editorial playlists, and with his game-changing 2017 CERCLE live stream still being talked about in the industry, 2020 is certain to be another incredible year for the multi-talented French producer.

Sentric’s Director of Electronic Music Mark Lawrence said: “We established our electronic music division with the aim of delivering world class services for all producers, artists, songwriters and businesses, whatever their size, location or experience.

 

“The development of Black Rock’s ‘concierge service’ has positioned a powerful offering in the marketplace. With a full suite of direct global royalty collections, fully resourced creative development, and proactive, personal sync services, our talented roster is growing fast and making incredible music. It’s great to be able to work with such respected names. There are many more exciting announcements to come. Watch this space.”

Mark Knight said: “Working closely with Mark and the team for three years, and knowing him for over a decade, has established a mutual understanding and respect. It was a natural next step to build on the great platform achieved through Black Rock’s partnership with Toolroom. To continue this with my personal publishing and creative plans is really exciting and we’re already getting stuck into some amazing projects, which I can’t wait to share with everyone.”

Rodriguez Jr said: “The music business has evolved in such a globalized way that a speedy, versatile and boutique approach is essential for providing new connections and opportunities. Since I began working with Sentric, the performance of my catalogue has been significantly improved. I’m happy and reassured to find myself in a venture that works in a fluid and organic way. This frees me up to focus on creating music.”

 

About Sentric Electronic

Sentric Electronic is the dedicated electronic music division of award-winning, independent publisher Sentric Music Group.

Specifically designed for artists, DJs, producers and songwriters, Sentric Electronic has been built with the complexities of the modern electronic music business in mind and is driven by a team of genre experts.

Sentric Electronic artists benefit from cutting-edge administration; a highly successful sync department; and a creative team focused on inventive, individual career development.

The Sentric Electronic brand includes Sentric’s pioneering direct to artist 28-day deal, which gives artists the power to claim revenue globally, quickly and easily, via an online platform, all while keeping control of their copyrights under a flexible 28-day deal, with no up-front cost.

Sentric Electronic is also home to Black Rock, an industry-renowned boutique publishing brand, and a proactive partner that offers high level service and expertise to some of the genre’s top artists, managers and labels including Toolroom, Mobilee and Power Plant.

Able to service artists at all levels, Sentric Electronic proudly represents a range of emerging and established acts including Roni Size, Shy FX, Felix Da Housecat, Sammy Virji, DJ Sneak, ARTBAT, Bklava, Jaden Thompson, Mark Knight, Aurora Halal, DJ Boring, La Fleur, Rodriguez Jr, Shadow Child and many more.

Sentric Music Group

Founded in 2006, Sentric Music Group is a global, award-winning independent publisher. Based in Liverpool, with offices in London, Hamburg and New York, it boasts an international infrastructure including direct royalty collection with over 120 global territories. Today, it represents more than 1.5m works and over 200,000 songwriters.