Underdog Music Publishing
The Underdogs recently signed a joint venture deal with Rondor Music Publishing to form Underdog Music Publishing. This will give The Underdogs the ability to sign their own writers.
Just another strategic move to expand their business and brand. Pictured are HM, Lance Freed (Rondor), DT, and Kevin Hall (Rondor)
Eric Dawkins Inks Co-Publishing Deal w/ Underdog Music Publishing
E Double is the first writer signed by the Underdogs
DT Signs new Publishing Agreement
DT signed a deal that should set he and
EMI up very nicely for the
The terms of the deal are undisclosed however both parties are excited.
Damon in Dub
Not only do the Underdogs make noise in the music industry, but their rides are turning heads too.
DT’s (Ferrari 360 Spyder Convertible, Mercedes CL 600, GMC Yukon Denali, Range Rover) will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dub Magazine.
Take Home ASCAP Award 6/28/04
Underdogs were given an award for their smash "How You Gonna Act Like
ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul music awards. The awards were given for the top songs in R&B/Hip Hop 2003.
Writers: Harvey Mason jr., Damon Thomas,
Tyrese, and Eric Dawkins
Publishers: BMG Songs, Inc. Demis Hot Songs, E Two Music, EMI Music publishing,
First Avenue Music Ltd. (PRS), Zovektion Music
HM Recovering Quickly
HM went through major reconstructive
knee surgery in
January to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. He injured the
knee during a heated basketball game in the NBAE League. He was leading
his team in scoring, rebounding and dunks and
had his team in 1st place before he suffered the season ending
injury. It’s safe to say…his team didn’t fare as well without him.
Tank Working Day and Night
Recording artist and producer/songwriter Tank has joined the Underdog camp as a songwriter and producer.
He has made a habit of spending many days and late nights here. A solid addition!
Tank is also working with The Underdogs on a new record to follow-up his hits "Maybe I Deserve", Slowly", One Man", and "Let Me Live".
Luke & Q
Luke & Q have already finished 10 hot tracks and are getting close to a release date. Get ready! We will be previewing songs from their record on the Underdogs' site soon.
Platinum Ruben Drops New
Big congrats to American Idol winner Ruben Studdard for achieving double-platinum (certified two million copies sold) status with his “Soulful” album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. The album features Underdogs-produced Top Ten singles "Flying Without Wings" and “Sorry 2004”.
Ruben’s trying to go 3 for 3 with his new Underdogs-produced midtempo single, “What If,” heating up radio airwaves now.
JoJo Drops Album
13-year old JoJo’s self-titled debut
album, with 2 joints from the Underdogs, ("Baby It's You" and
"Never Want To Say Goodbye"), was released June 22 on Blackground
Records, home of Toni Braxton, Tank, and the late Aaliyah. After
finishing her Cingular national mall tour, she’s heading overseas to
open for Usher on his tour of Europe this summer!
For tour dates and more information, head over to Jojo’s official website:
Joe’s New Single
Jive has recently release Joe’s next single, “Priceless” written and produced by The Underdogs.
July 2, 2004
Legal downloading of music has everyone excited in the industry. The number of songs downloaded from Apple's iTunes is nearing 100 million.
Also music fans in the UK, France, and Germany purchased and downloaded more than 800,000 songs from iTunes since it's launch in Europe in just over a week.
It's all good news for the creative
songwriters and producers who are finally being compensated for
What if you found a girl that meant so much to you that you would do anything in the world to keep her?
How would you show her how you felt? Diamonds? Shopping sprees? Vacations? What if this girl was so important to you that everything you had didn't mean anything.
"Priceless" was a song written just about that--the real value of that perfect girl.
The Underdogs are currently in the
studio working with the following
Luke & Q (Underdog Entertainment/J Records)
Tyrese (J Records)
Mario (J Records)
Backstreet Boys (Jive Records)
Marcus Houston (Electra)
Tank (Blackground Records/Universal)
Toni Braxton (Blackground/Universal)
Craig David (Atlantic/Wildstar Records)
Babyface (Arista Records)
Omarion of B2K (Epic)
Eric Benet (Warner Brothers)
S5 (J Records)
All Underdog songs combine the latest
digital recording software of Logic Pro 6.4 and Digidesign ProTools.
All musical sequencing is done within Logic and all vocals and live instrumentation are recorded into ProTools.
When it’s time to mix, all elements from Logic and Pro Tools are mixed on the new SSL C200 Digital board by our own Dave "Natural Love" Russell.
Underdog Entertainment is looking for the next wave of superstar artists. If you think you’ve got the goods, send your demos (CDs and DVDs only) and press kits to:
1635 North Cahuenga Boulevard, 3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028
For more news, audio, and video on the Underdogs and Underdog Entertainment, visit our official website at http://www.underdogentertainment.net