The multi-platinum songwriter/producer has sold over 500 million records worldwide and is behind the likes of Usher’s Caught Up; Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy (Remix); Chris Brown’s I Can Transform Ya and Justin Bieber’s Despacito (Remix).
Poo Bear’s deal with peermusic will begin at the point of conclusion of his deal with BMG.
The deal was announced today (February 11) by Ralph Peer, Chair and Chief Executive Officer; Mary Megan Peer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Kathy Spanberger, President & COO; and Tuff Morgan, Vice President, A&R.
Poo Bear’s latest credits include executive producing Justin Bieber’s forthcoming album Changes (set for release on February 14 via Def Jam/Universal) as well as co-writing on every song, including the first two singles Yummy and Get Me.
One of the most successful and influential songwriter/producers of his generation, Poo Bear has crafted hits for some of the biggest artists in popular music.
During his frequent collaborations with Justin Bieber he’s contributed to songs including Despacito (Remix), Where Are Ü Now, What Do You Mean?, PYD, Hold Tight, and All That Matters.
Other hits Poo Bear has written or produced include Caught Up by Usher; Anywhere and Peaches and Cream by 112; I Can Transform Ya by Chris Brown; I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran; Bad Guy (Remix) by Billie Eilish; and 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay, among many others.
Artists that Poo Bear has worked with include Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown, Whitney Houston, P!nk, Dr. Dre, Drake, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Tyga, Trey Songz, David Guetta, Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Dan + Shay, Jah Cure, Mavado, Swedish House Mafia, Paul Oakenfold, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Yo Gotti, Eve, Kelis, Ruben Studdard, and Mariah Carey, among many others.
“IT IS A DREAM COME TRUE TO HAVE A MAN OF SUCH TALENT AND CHARACTER JOIN OUR ROSTER.”
Kathy Spanberger: “It is a dream come true to have a man of such talent and character join our roster.
“It’s thanks to his trusting and creative relationship with Tuff Morgan and support of the Peer family that made this happen.
“To be involved in this signing is truly one of the great high points of my career.”
“ANYONE WHO LISTENS TO POP MUSIC HAS BEEN TOUCHED OR INFLUENCED BY HIS MUSIC IN SOME WAY WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT.”
Tuff Morgan added: “I first heard of Poo Bear back when he was 16 years old and had his first No.1 single with 112.
“We’ve been working together unofficially for over 10 years and it’s a full circle moment to now officially be his publishing partner.
“Anyone who listens to pop music has been touched or influenced by his music in some way whether they know it or not. He’s a one-of-a-kind talent and an awesome human being with an ‘out work everyone’ attitude. Happy Bearthday!”
“I’M HAPPY I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE LIKE RALPH, MARY MEGAN, KATHY, TUFF AND THE PEERMUSIC TEAM BECAUSE THEY SHARE MY COMMITMENT TO MAKING GREAT MUSIC.”
Poo Bear said: “I’m happy I have the opportunity to work with people like Ralph, Mary Megan, Kathy, Tuff and the peermusic team because they share my commitment to making great music.
“Partnering with them puts me in a position to continue to do what I love at a high level and I look forward to what we can accomplish together.”
Pictured [Left-Right]: Kathy Spanberger, President & COO, peermusic North America; Ralph Peer, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, peermusic; Poo Bear; Tuff Morgan, Vice President, A&R, peermusic; and Mary Megan Peer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, peermusic