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American record label ‘CashMoney Records’ signs deal with Kenyan label

Danny Kay (left) and Candy Records CEO Joe Kariuki

Danny Kay (left) and Candy Records CEO Joe Kariuki

Candy n Candy Records has obtained exclusive rights from American record label CashMoney AP to record, synchronise and distribute all the musical work of Atlanta-based Kenyan hip hop artiste Danny Kay.

The artiste, who signed with the Kenyan label last month, has recorded several songs with CashMoney, the latest being the single Raised From Hell whose marketing, exhibition and performances will entirely be handled by Candy Records. However, 20 per cent of all commercial earnings made from the work go directly to CashMoney.

According to the agreement between the two labels and seen by Word Is, Candy Records will also pay in excess of Sh2.6 million to the Georgia-based label for all the compositions given to the artiste.

“I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for many years and CashMoney has been one of the labels that have really helped me grow as an artiste. Having signed with Candy Records, I am looking forward to a remarkable working relationship between the label and other record houses I have worked with before. This agreement is just the start of good things ahead,” said Kay.

The artiste has also worked with renown American producers from Atlantic and Universal Records. His other singles include My Girl, Cadillac and King Of Castle.

In the recent past, Candy Records has signed pacts with foreign labels including UK’s Virgin Records and according to the label’s CEO Joe Kariuki, the pacts are an “indication of our continuing commitment to seek even more opportunities for Kenyan music talents”.

-The Star

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