CTM OPENS LATIN OFFICE TOGETHER WITH GLOBAL HIT & GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCERS: PLAY-N-SKILLZ.
The biggest global (Latin) hit of 2019 is without a doubt, “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee & Snow, garnering more than 1 billion streams and topping the charts in over 27 countries. The hit record is produced and co-written by the duo Play-N-Skillz. The brothers Juan ‘Play’ and Oscar ‘Skillz’ Salinas have enjoyed much success already, having worked with an impressive roster of superstar artists like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Steve Aoki, Elvis Crespo, Pitbull, David Guetta and many more. Play-N-Sklillz were nominated for various Grammy’s and won their Grammy for the single, “Ridin’” by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone.
CTM, the newest global indie music publisher, began discussions earlier this year with Play-N-Skillz in an ambitious effort to open more offices in the main global A&R markets of the world and to stake their claim on the Latin scene.
CTM’s CEO André de Raaff: “I am convinced that Play-N-Skillz are the right partners to create a successful music publishing powerhouse with Latin writers on a global scale with. Play-N-Skillz have the network, they know the music and their ambitions are aligned with CTM’s, which is to become the best independent music publisher in the Latin market.
Play-N-Skillz, Juan & Oscar Salinas: “We are very excited to take this next step in our professional musical careers as the new Creative Directors at CTM Latin Publishing. With our decade long multi-genre string of hits, our ears are not only trained, but proven to hear the next big thing and sound. From DJing small hole in the wall clubs to playing the biggest festivals in the world for the last 15 years, we are confident that we will be the future of worldwide songwriting, producing and now publishing!”
Music manager Steve Lobel will also play an active role in making CTM LATIN successful. The first signings will be announced this coming September.