'Boo'd Up' Producer and 10 Summers Label Exec Mustard Moves to ASCAP

Brandon Wade
Mustard

Hip-hop/R&B producer and label executive Mustard is switching over to ASCAP, the performing rights organization announced today (Aug. 22).

ASCAP will license all public performances of Mustard's catalog once they are moved from BMI, which includes Grammy-winning smash "Boo'd Up" from Ella Mai and Hot 100 top 10 hits "Pure Water" from Migos and Chris Brown's "Freaky Friday."

“Mustard’s track record as a producer and a label executive is undeniable and has earned him a reputation as a go-to collaborator for artists that want to scale the charts,” shared ASCAP executive vp, membership John Titta. “He is a true tastemaker and we are excited to be there for him as he continues to shape popular culture with his music.”

The artist born Dijon Isaiah McFarlane made his debut as a producer with YG on the 2010 mixtape The Real 4Fingaz, and went on to produce tracks like Tyga's "Rack City" and 2 Chainz's "I'm Different" over the next few years. He has since worked with the likes of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Big Sean.

“The past few years I’ve been making decisions to only work with people who have as much faith in me and my art as I do," Mustard said. "ASCAP made it clear how much they appreciate and value my catalog and our future partnership." 

More recently, he's known for signing Mai to his 10 Summers label after discovering the R&B singer's song covers on Instagram. His new album Perfect Ten​ was released on June 28 with guests including 21 Savage, Quavo, Meek Mill and Rich Da Kid.

Added ASCAP senior vp, membership Nicole George-Middleton: "Mustard’s incredible music has made him one of the most influential hitmakers of today. We're so excited to welcome him to the ASCAP roster." 

Aug. 23: This article was updated to clarify that Mustard’s catalog has not yet moved to ASCAP from BMI.


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