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Third Side Music signs rapper, DJ, stand-up comedian, and Abbott Elementary star Zack Fox to an exclusive, worldwide administration deal

On the heels of releasing his new single and video for “dummy,” hilarious multi-hyphenate Zack Fox, the comedic rapper/DJ behind the viral hits “Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression)”and “fafo,” has inked with creative music publishing powerhouse Third Side Music to help fuel his exciting next chapter!

Los Angeles, 15th September 2023 Rapper, DJ, Stand-Up Comedian, and Abbott Elementary star Zack Fox has concluded an exclusive, worldwide music publishing administration deal with creative powerhouse music publisher Third Side Music (TSM).

The global independent publisher will work closely with Fox to foster collaborations and unique creative opportunities in film and TV, advertising, games, and more, as well as represent his music worldwide. Alex Kelman, TSM’s Executive VP of Creative & A&R, was instrumental in signing Fox to the company’s diverse and eclectic roster, which includes artists, songwriters, and composers BadBadNotGood, Blonde Redhead, The Cinematic Orchestra, Colin Stetson, Courtney Barnett, Flying Lotus, Kurt Vile, Pharoah Sanders, Sky Ferreira, SOFI TUKKER, Surf Curse, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, to name a few.

“Plain and simple, Zack is easily one of the most talented, funny, and kind people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. It’s an honor and thrill to be working with him, his team, and an incredible catalog,” said Kelman.

The announcement comes on the heels of the August 11 release of Fox’s highly anticipated new single, “dummy,” which was produced by CONNIE and mixed and mastered by Daddy Kev. His 2019 viral sensation “Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression)” has over 46 million streams on Spotify alone and 26 million+ YouTube views of the original freestyle version and his music video. The outlandish track catapulted him to stardom after his appearance on Kenny Beats’ The Cave YouTube series. Although not originally intended to be released commercially, the rap was clipped by a mass of fans into TikTok videos, and the song went on to reach No.1 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart.

Fox’s debut album shut the fuck up talking to me (Parasang) includes the hits “fafo,” which garnered over 23 million Spotify streams, “bane,” “mind your business,“ “get off my dick,” and “shut the fuck up talking to me.” Other popular songs in the catalog are “Marinate,” “IHY2LN,” “sipping my tea,” “Stick! (with FABO),” “Let’s Kick His Ass!,” “Square Up,” and “The Bean Kicked In,” which was also featured in the game Grand Theft Auto V.

Fox launched his career as an anonymous, obscene Twitter personality known as “Bootymath,and built a massive online persona, expanding his artistic footprint and eventually getting a big break through designing cover art for Awful Records’ artists, which led to collaborations with acts like Kenny Beats, Flying Lotus, and Thundercat.

Fox is in-demand on the festival circuit, having recently appeared at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. He is also currently developing projects with HBO, Adult Swim, and A24. Besides his recurring role as Tariq in the Emmy-nominated series Abbott Elementary, Fox has guest starred in the acclaimed HBO Max comedy series Pause with Sam Jay, as well in Flying Lotus’ body horror comedy Kuso, the Eric Andre Show, and the Peacock series Bust Down.

About Third Side Music

With offices in Los Angeles and Montreal, TSM is well-recognized cross borders for its music-obsessed, creative publishing operation centered on an “artist-first” attitude. Co-founded in 2005 by Patrick Curley and Jeff Waye, who serve as President and COO respectively, the company has amassed a treasure trove of 70,000+ titles in its catalog and a roster featuring artists, songwriters, and composers such as BadBadNotGood, Courtney Barnett, Blonde Redhead, SOFI TUKKER, Pharoah Sanders, Colin Stetson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sky Ferreira,Ghostemane, Hermanos Gutiérrez and Zach Fox, to name a few. TSM is also entrusted with timeless legacy music catalogs, including the works of Clyde Otis Music Group, Studio One/JamRec (Jamaican producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd), and GRAMMY Award-winning composer Galt MacDermot, and more.  For more, visit:


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Global independent music publisher Third Side Music (TSM) is a sync licensing, rights management, and creative services company with offices in Los Angeles, Montreal and London.