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Bugle gets soundtrack deal

Curran inks film, tv deal

Friday, December 29, 2017

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ARTISTE manager Shelly-Ann Curran recently inked a “music placement” deal with US-based D Street Pictures to place her artistes on the entity's film and television soundtracks over the next five years.

Curran, principal of John John Music Group, is manager for acts including Bugle and Devin Di Dakta.

“This deal and partnership with D Street Pictures is truly a blessing. John John Music Group hit a high last year when our artiste Devin Di Dakta received the Grammy nomination and then signed with Downtown Records, a division of Interscope Records. But you can't rest on your laurels in today's climate. You have to hustle and create alternative ways to get your artistes out there,” said Curran.

“D Street is producing film and television for the international market so the exposure for my artist is priceless. It's about time Jamaican musicians of all genres take their place on the world stage and this opportunity helps us do just that. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with D Street Media Group,” she continued.

The deal is slated to begin with reggae singjay Bugle, who will exclusively provide songs for the soundtrack of the upcoming Jamaican film The Mango Girl. The film is based on the book of the same name by motivational speaker Dr Ava Brown.

Bugle (given name Roy Thompson) will also be the soundtrack of 2018 heist film The Blue Mauritius.

The cast includes Anthony Mackie ( Avengers, Captain America), John Rhys-Davies ( Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), Oscar-nominated French legend Gerard Depardieu ( Life of Pi), and German actor, Thomas Kretschmann ( Central Intelligence, Hitman: Agent 47).

Dexter Davis, CEO of D Street Media Group — the production arm of D Street Pictures, said he was pleased with the deal.

“Shelly Curran has an incredible eye for talent, after being in the business for less than three years you can see the direction she's taking her artists. She's a smart and creative force in the game and understands there are more opportunities to be had in music other than radio play and live performances. By aligning her roster of talent with D Street's international productions, Shelly is helping to market her artist around the world,” said Davis. “We are extremely excited about the deal and look forward to collaborating with Ms Curran and John John Music Group for years to come.”

D Street Media Group is an independent film and distribution company and the holding company for D Street Releasing, D Street Pictures, D Street Medienvertrieb GmbH in Berlin, DSNC Limited, London and D Street South Africa.

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