Masatoshi Yamashiro

BMG has partnered with Commission Music to release new music from the latter’s roster, which includes MadeinTYO, Lil Dicky, 24Hrs and DJ Envy. The first release under the new pact is MadeinTYO’s “Skateboard P” featuring Big Sean, which is available now. MadeinTYO will also be a special guest on Big Sean’s I Decided tour that kicks off March 17 in Houston.

Commission Music was founded by artist managers Anthony Martini and Doug Neumann in 2015. Since then, the company has scored an RIAA platinum-certified single with MadeinTYO’s 2016 breakthrough hit “Uber Everywhere.” Prior to that, comedic rapper Lil Dicky bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart with his debut album Professional Rapper. The 2015 project, which features the platinum single “Save Dat Money,” also entered at No. 1 on the Comedy Albums tally and No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

“We started Commission in response to a broken model,” said Martini in a statement announcing the new partnership with BMG. “After years as an artist manager, I knew we could do better, and we have with BMG. Our partnership will allow us to expand that vision without compromising our DIY spirit.”

Added Zach Katz, BMG U.S. president repertoire & marketing, “Anthony and Doug are exactly the kind of entrepreneurs that keep our industry progressing. We are very proud to welcome them to BMG and excited to show the world what we can do together.”