CHICAGO’S COSHA TG – FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO THE VENTURE – RELEASES TIMBALAND-PRODUCED DEBUT EP SUMMER NIGHTS – LISTEN HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CALL MY PHONE” HERE
WATCH COSHA TG, TIMBALAND & THE factory IN THE STUDIO HERE
March 15, 2019 – New York, NY – Def Jam Recordings – the Undisputed greatest label in hip-hop history – expands its scope with the signing of an exclusive long-term joint venture agreement with legendary, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling producer and artist Timbaland and his Mosley Music Group. The announcement was made today by Paul Rosenberg, Chairman & CEO, Def Jam Recordingsand Tim ‘Timbaland’ Mosley, CEO and founder, Mosley Music Group.
Buzzworthy Chicago artist Cosha TG’s debut EP, SUMMER NIGHTS – produced by Timbaland and his production team THE factory– is out today (listen HERE) and is the first project released on Good Vibes Forever/Mosley Music imprint via Def Jam. Cosha TG was signed by Mosley Music president Gary Marella and Good Vibes label head SB.
“Timbaland is nothing short of a living legend, having redefined and pushed the sound of hip-hop forward for decades,” said Paul Rosenberg. “We are so proud and excited to partner with him on this next chapter of his remarkable journey.”
“We are happy to be partners with Paul Rosenberg and Def Jam,” said Timbaland. “Paul has an entrepreneurial perspective on our industry, as he comes from not only the label side of the business but management as well. Our Mosley Music team and roster are proud to be aligned with such an iconic label as Def Jam.”
Twenty-one-year-old Cosha TG – born Marcus Lindsey – developed his trademark “Melodic Flow” sound as a teenager growing up in Chicago. His first records came in 2016 – 2017 while attending college before finally leaving school to pursue his music career full-time. Cosha was signed to Good Vibes Forever in 2017, and Mosley Music in 2018. His record with Lil Zay Osama, “War,” is currently breaking out of Chicago’s clubs and airwaves.
About Mosley Music Group:
Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group has sold over 30 million albums and over 40 million singles. Mosley’s worldwide successful first release was with Nelly Furtado in 2006. The label’s second release was Timbaland’s own album Shock Value (2007), which went multiplatinum as well, and generated sales of more than 12 million singles. Mosley’s third release was the debut album by One Republic, Dreaming Out Loud (2007), from which the single “Apologize” featuring Timbaland hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. That week, “Apologize” was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of Top 40 radio in North America, racking up an astounding 10,331 spins, beating the previous record held by Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous” (on Mosley Music). At that time, “Apologize” was named one of only two songs in history to sell 5 million digital downloads. One Republic has gone on to sell over 20 million singles and 10 million albums. Mosley has also had releases from Keri Wilson, Bubba Sparks, and the late Chris Cornell.
About Def Jam Recordings:
Founded in 1984, Def Jam Recordings began as a maverick independent label inspired by downtown New York City’s vibrant street culture and the emerging sound of hip-hop. Def Jam has represented the very best in cutting-edge music for almost 35 years, pioneered by iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with superstar acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and the inimitable Kanye West. Now in its fourth decade, Def Jam’s music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand – synonymous with creativity, quality and authenticity – encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars like West, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Logic, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Vince Staples, Jeremih, Big Sean, YG, 2 Chainz, Dave East, and Jhene Aiko, among others. Today, helmed by Chairman and CEO Paul Rosenberg, Def Jam has reaffirmed its passion for and commitment to hip-hopculture, and has expanded its global brand reach to become the most-followed major label on all major social media platforms.
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