Avex USA and Brandon Silverstein Publishing have jointly signed 23-year-old hitmaker Jasper Harris to a global publishing agreement. The producer behind Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” Post Malone and Doja Cat’s “I Like You,” and Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s “Family Ties” and more, he will begin working with Avex and Brandon Silverstein Publishing later this year.
Harris is nominated for four nods at the upcoming Grammy Awards for his recent work, including best rap album (Come Home the Kids Miss You by Jack Harlow and I Never Liked You by Future), best melodic rap performance (“First Class” by Jack Harlow), and best pop duo/group performance (“I Like You” by Post Malone and Doja Cat).
Brandon Silverstein Publishing is the re-branding of S10 Publishing, the publishing arm of full service management firm S10 Entertainment. Over the last few years, the boutique publishing house and Avex USA, the American branch of Japanese music and entertainment company Avex Group, have signed talents like “Peaches” writer HARV, Jamaican singer Shenseea, The Kid LAROI collaborator and Internet Money member Cxdy, “Build a Bitch” co-writer David Arkwright, “Stunnin’” producer Declan Hoy, and Travis Scott, Bad Bunny and Future writer/producer KOSA. Since its founding, BSP and Avex’s joint publishing clients have earned three No. 1 Top 40 US radio hits.
“All of us at Avex have fallen in love with Jasper and his music. He’s an incredible talent,” says Naoki Osada, CEO of Avex USA. “We have a fresh and diverse team that is hugely excited and grateful to be working with Jasper and his management to support his vision globally through Avex.”
Brandon Silverstein, founder and CEO of Brandon Silverstein Publishing, says he is “incredibly excited to welcome Jasper to the publishing family. I’m grateful for his trust in the team and could not be more confident in his ability to become the biggest producer in the world. We look forward to making history alongside both Jasper and his amazing management team.”
Harris adds, “I am incredibly grateful to be joining the Avex and Silverstein publishing team. They’re such a strong and dynamic group, and their passion for my music combined with their global reach feels like the most natural combination as I enter the next phase of my career. We are so like-minded in our goals and I couldn’t be more excited for our future together”
“Jasper’s an exceptional young man with an endless dedication to his craft. We want to thank Brandon, Naoki, Lucas, and the whole Avex/Silverstein team for their belief in him. We couldn’t be more excited to be working together,” says Sam French and Mason Klein of Mixed Management.