Capitol Records Announces Key Partnership With Top Dawg Entertainment
The Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) flag is flying high atop the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood in celebration of Capitol’s partnership with the powerhouse independent label.
The two labels have joined forces to present hotly tipped artist Doechii.
Photography By Christopher Parsons
The Tampa-based rapper/singer/dancer/genre-
“The legacy of Capitol and TDE continues with me and my fans…and the legacy of my music starts right here, right now.”
“Top Dawg Entertainment is excited to partner with Capitol Records to provide a platform for Doechii to fulfill her artistic ambitions,” says Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, founder of Top Dawg Entertainment.
“Doechii’s energy is contagious and, together with Capitol, we’re committed to helping her share her gifts with the world.”
“The first time I heard Doechii’s music, I experienced that incredible chill-inducing feeling that I live for, as both a music executive and music fan,” recalls Michelle Jubelirer, Chair & CEO, Capitol Music Group.
“That feeling has only grown deeper as I’ve gotten to know this amazing young artist and heard more of what she’s been creating in the studio.
It’s a real honor to be partnering with Top Dawg and TDE as we work to introduce Doechii to audiences around the world and help her develop into the global superstar we know that she’ll become.”
The announcement follows last week’s release of Doechii’s debut TDE track, “Persuasive,” which was produced by Kal Banks (Isaiah Rashad, J. Cole, SiR) and executive produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Rolling Stone said,
“‘Persuasive’ is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii – who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot – deploying her signature flow…”
Doechii, who featured TDE labelmate Isaiah Rashad’s “Wat U Sed,” has been named one of Spotify’s “Most Necessary Artists to Watch in 2022” and tipped as an Artist To Watch by Complex, Pigeons & Planes, and Hiphopdx. With her new TDE/Capitol partnership in place, Doechii’s reign has only just begun.
Capitol Music Group (CMG) is comprised of Capitol Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, and Capitol Christian Music Group, as well as Virgin Music Label and Artist Services. Capitol Music Group is based in Hollywood, California within the iconic Capitol Tower.
Pictured left to right: Manny Smith, Senior Executive, TDE; Michelle Jubelirer, Chair & CEO, CMG; Doechii; Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Founder & CEO, TDE; Chris Turner, Senior Director A&R, CMG and Anthony “Moosa” Tiffith, President, TDE.
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Artists that record for CMG labels include: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bee Gees, Jon Bellion, Lewis Capaldi, Rosanne Cash, Christine, and the Queens, FLETCHER, Neil Diamond, Capella Grey, Halsey, Don Henley, Hillsong United, Niall Horan, Charles Lloyd, tobyMac, Paul McCartney, Mooski, NF, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Gregory Porter, Queen Naija, Maggie Rogers, Calum Scott, Bob Seger, Troye Sivan, Surf Mesa, Chris Tomlin, Toosii and Tauren Wells. For the U.S.: Disclosure, Empire Of The Sun, and Sam Smith.
Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) was founded in 2004 by record producer Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, whose first signing was a 15-year-old Compton artist – Kendrick Lamar. After Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q joined the roster, they formed the group Black Hippy with Lamar. Isaiah Rashad, SZA, Lance Skiiiwalker, SiR, Reason, Zacari, Ray Vaughn, and Doechii also joined the TDE family.
Together with Aftermath and Interscope, TDE released the Black Panther soundtrack, which topped the Billboard 200. The label, which has sold more than 10 million combined units in the U.S. alone, sponsors an annual Christmas concert and toy drive in Watts, which assists families in need.
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