D-Pryde, a 19-year-old Canadian rapper/singer/songwriter with over 57 million YouTube views, has signed an exclusive publishing and masters agreement with BMG Chrysalis US.
In addition to the worldwide publishing arrangement, BMG will release D-Pryde's debut EP through their new masters division, which aims to give artists full creative control and a larger share of revenue than a traditional record deal.
D-Pryde commented on the signing: "I'm honored to have teamed up with BMG and MarsMG to release my music to the world. We're now ready to take the next step in expanding my brand worldwide. Let's go!"
Richard Blackstone, Executive Vice President, Creative at BMG Chrysalis US, added: "We welcome D-Pryde as the newest artist to join BMG's Master Division. D has a wonderfully unique combination of energy, warmth, talent and drive. We recognized this immediately upon our discovery of his early works. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with D and his Mars MG team."