Mustard (formerly known as DJ Mustard) has signed a global publishing agreement with Sony/ATV ahead of the Los Angeles-based producer's third studio album, expected this summer.
In a statement, Jon Platt, Sony/ATV chairman and CEO, said, “Mustard is an amazing songwriter and producer, whose talents have underpinned countless hit records by some of the world’s biggest artists. Jennifer [Drake] and I are excited to welcome him to the Sony/ATV family and look forward to what is shaping up to be a significant next phase of his already successful career.”
Mustard won a 2019 Grammy for Best R&B Song for co-writing Ella Mai's multi-platinum "Boo'd Up," which was also nominated for Song of the Year and notched most weeks at No. 1 by a woman on Billboard's Hip-Hop/R&B Airplay chart. She is signed to Mustard's own imprint 10 Summers Records, which he launched in partnership with Interscope Records.
“Mustard’s creative talent transcends his reputation as a hit-making super producer," added Drake, Sony/ATV senior director A&R. "With Ella Mai, he has also demonstrated a rare gift for identifying, cultivating and developing a new generation of stars. It’s a vision we completely support and anticipate a long and successful partnership with him.”
Of the signing, Mustard (real name Dijon Isaiah McFarlane) said, “Happy to join Jennifer and Big Jon at Sony/ATV where I already have friends in the building and have seen the good work they can do with my music. Excited to continue to build my catalogue and look forward to all that’s coming down the pipeline!”
“It’s been an honor to work alongside Mustard," added his co-manager Jay Brown, CEO of Roc Nation. "I love his passion, intelligence, persistence with his craft, and loyalty to his friends and family.”
Mustard's most recent single was January's "Pure Water" with Migos. His upcoming LP features 21 Savage, Quavo, Meek Mill and Rich Da Kid. He is one of the core producers of records by Meek Mill and the late Nipsey Hussle, and serves as executive producer for YG and Ella Mai's new full-lengths.