Shaggy Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Downtown

 Jonathan Mannion


Downtown Music Publishing has signed a new worldwide publishing agreement with Shaggy, the company announced on Wednesday (Feb. 20).

The announcement comes ahead of Shaggy's upcoming solo album, Wah Gwaan?!, set to release May 10, 2019. Shaggy's last album, 44/876, recorded with Sting, received the Grammy Award for best reggae album last week. The deal covers his entire catalog of 12 studio albums, as well as future releases.

Wah Gwaan?! will a wide array of features, including Jason Derulo, Stacy Barthe, Shenseea, Nicky Jam and Alexander Stewart.

“Shaggy is a global icon with such a diverse catalog,” said Bruce Lampcov, Downtown’s head of West Coast business development, in a statement. “Transcending borders and genres, he has countless evergreen songs and his latest GRAMMY-winning album with Sting is a clear indication of many more good things to come. We are delighted he has chosen Downtown as his publishing partner.”

Shaggy is managed by the Cherrytree Music Company.