Producer and songwriter Philip Lawrence, known best for his work with Bruno Mars, has signed with Paradigm. The Grammy winner also announces the launch of PHILMAR, a new combination record label and multi-media entertainment company, which will also be represented by the agency.
Lawrence has been Mars’ longtime collaborator going back to such hits as “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “When I Was Your Man,” “Treasure” and “Locked Out Of Heaven,” all of which he co-produced. He’s also credited on FloRida’s “Right ‘Round,” Ceelo Green’s “F*You,” B.O.B.’s “Nothing On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” in addition to the 2014 animated movie Rio 2, in which he voiced the character Felipe and performed on the song “It’s a Jungle Out Here.”
Most recently, Lawrence co-wrote and produced Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk,” a 2015 staple featuring Mars which remained in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks. Lawrence also won a Grammy for it.
PHILMAR’s first projects include the artists Dave Gibson and Christian/gospel duo The Lawrences as well as a TV series with producer Jojo Ryder based on an original character that Philip created.