Australian electronic artist and producer Just A Gent is the latest addition to the Angry Mob Music Group roster, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
Hailing from Newcastle, New South Wales, the electro music-maker (real name Jacob Grant) has been releasing music as Just A Gent since 2013, and has amassed more than 300 million streams with such cuts as “Limelight (NGHTMRE Remix),” “Rolling Dice,” “The Change (featuring DMA’S) [Remix],” “Iris in the Dark,” and others.
His 2016 cover of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite” for triple j’s Like A Version series has garnered almost 3 million plays.
Over the years, he’s had nods from some of the top guns in electronic music, from Skrillex to Diplo, Dillon Francis, What So Not, and others, and dropped his debut full-length album project Planet Oasis in April, a set that features assists from Samsaruh, Sammi Constantine, Lani Rose, SAYAH, Jacknife, Greta Stanley, SADBOii, and Arno Faraji.
Feted by triple j, Planet Oasis weaves electronic arrangements with elements of hip-hop and, dance, and evolved over five years of recording sessions in Mindaribba on Wonnarua country (Maitland, NSW).
“We’re obviously thrilled for the opportunity to work with Just A Gent’s catalog, and equally excited to explore prospective collaborations with Jacob as part of our admin+ music services offering,” notes Sean Harrison, Angry Mob Music Group co-founder and creative director.
Angry Mob’s new signing, Harrison continues, “is an exciting entrée into the EDM market as we look to expand and diversify our creative roster.”
Adds Marc Caruso, CEO of Angry Mob: “He is such a diverse artist and producer that continues to build upon each success, and we’re thrilled to support him and be a part of his next chapter.”
Based in Los Angeles, Angry Mob boasts nearly 300 publishing clients worldwide, administers over 6,000 songs, and has a stable of 60 creators, including Joe Pepe, Jake Scott, KiNG MALA, ROMES, Schmarx & Savvy, KAMI, Love-sadKiD, Pepper, LeyeT, Bus the Producer, Rune Westberg, Evan Coffman, and Verskotzi.
The independent music publisher was founded in 2009, and, today, is active in full-service music publishing, master rights management, creative development, and custom music production.
The team, enthuses Just A Gent, “is forward-thinking and willing to go above and beyond to help take my career to the next level.” A homecoming tour in support of Planet Oasis is slated to kick off June 24 at Sydney’s Manning Bar.