Downtown Music LLC
Downtown Music, LLC is an independently owned company which operates Downtown Records, Downtown Music Publishing, Downtown Music Services (Licensing Group), Downtown Digital/RCRD LBL and Downtown Recording Studios. Downtown was founded in January 2006 by Josh Deutsch, former Senior Vice President of A&R at Virgin Records, Terence Lam formerly a senior executive at VH1, and John Josephson, a Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC. Offices are located in New York and Los Angeles.
Downtown Records is distributed by Universal Music’s Fontana and has a joint venture with Atlantic Records in North America for specific releases.
Downtown has a series of strategic investments in the digital space, including a partnership with Engaget founder Peter Rojas in RCRD LBL, the critically acclaimed online singles label in blog format.
Downtown Music has also launched joint ventures with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label and Diplo’s Mad Decent Records.
In 2008, the company signed marketing/promotion deal with Interscope which covers Downtown’s three distributed labels Dim Mak, Fool’s Gold and Mercer Street.
Above: Downtown Music homepage