Peermusic Signs Spanish Rapper Mala Rodriguez to Global Co-Publishing Agreement: Exclusive

Mala Rodriguez
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Mala Rodriguez

Peermusic has signed Mala Rodriguez to an exclusive global co-publishing agreement, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

Kathy Spanberger, president and COO,  peermusic Anglo American Region, and Yvonne Drazan, vp, Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic, announced the news on Friday (Nov. 9), revealing that the Spanish singer/songwriter is now part of their family.

"Mala is the impressive combination of a vanguard artist who has inspired a worldwide audience and achieved Platinum success," said Spanberger in a press release. "She’s breaking records doing things her own way and people are paying attention. It’s exciting to be a part of her journey.”

Drazan agreed, adding: "Mala is a welcome voice and a catalyst for change in the Latin Pop & Urban markets."

Mala kicked off her music career in the late 1990s, becoming one of the hottest female rappers in Spain’s hip-hop scene. She was the first female artist to win the Latin Grammy for Best Urban Song ("No Pidas Perdon," 2010) and Best Urban Album (Bruja, 2013). In 2018, she made a highly-awaited comeback, dropping new music including collaborations with Juan Magan, Beatriz Luengo, and Stylo G.

Now, she’s thrilled about her new venture with peermusic.

"I am very excited to receive such a warm welcome from my new publishing home, peermusic. I am honored and proud to be a part of the family," she said in an official statement. "I am profoundly grateful to three beautiful and powerful women, Kathy, Yvonne and Mary Megan for having confidence in me and I send them each love and respect. I am so happy to be here and excited about what’s ahead -- we are just getting started!"


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