El Dusty Signs Global Publishing Deal With Spirit Music Latino

El Dusty
Abe Atri 

El Dusty

Spirit Music Latino, the year-old Latin division of Spirit Music Group, has signed Texas producer and DJ El Dusty to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. El Dusty, known for his new approach to cumbia, was previously signed as a songwriter to Music Is Therapy. He is signed as an artist to Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s Latin dance label.

The deal isn’t just another publishing deal for El Dusty. Spirit Music Latino was launched last year by David Renzer with Sunflower Entertainment Group, whose extensive publishing catalog includes many classic cumbias and vallenatos from Colombia’s Codiscos and Discos Fuentes.

“I'm very excited to be working with Spirit Latino. It's great to have people on my team that really see my vision and understand my goals,” said El Dusty. “I've been fans of their catalog [Discos Fuentes/Sunflower Entertainment] for years and have sampled their vintage Cumbia on recent singles.”

El Dusty originally connected with Spirit when he approached company executive Jamar Chess to request a sample clearance for a cumbia track. The record would become “Cumbia Anthem,” which was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2016.


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