Toronto-based arts, entertainment and media group KeepDiggin Prod. Inc. officially sign with AMG and Universal Music Group

Top Quote International distribution with initial releases including up-and-coming vocalists Pasion and Akua Jones adding to their growing roster of prominent Canadian artists. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 14, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Known for her powerful performances bursting with fun energy, Christina Pasion (more notably known as Pasion) has been featured on EDM tracks from Toronto producers Sydney Johnson and R33SON. Working alongside a team of the GTA's best producers and DJs to create music with true heart and soul, she is dedicated to delivering great vocal performances.

    Pasion was a professional singer by five years old with the Music Conservatory of Ontario. Since, she has been a recipient of numerous awards from the Canadian music League Annual Competitions, Long and McQuade Music Competitors Recitals, and more. Additionally, Pasion has been dancing since the age of four, studying everything from Ballet and Swing to Hip Hop and EDM.

    Akua Dwumaah better known as Akua Jones is an upcoming female MC and R&B artist. Jones specializes in the art of creative writing and various forms of traditional poetry, singing, and dance. Her journey as an artist started at the age of 16 when she was named the youth choir leader at Kingdom Glory Ministries for two years and attended various vocal classes and training. In 2012, she became the first female cypher for the University of Toronto's radio station CFRE Radio where she also showcased other upcoming female MC's in the city. Her talent also allowed her to place third out of 50 competitors in the talent competition Toronto's Got Talent. Jones specializes in the art of creative writing and various forms of traditional poetry, singing, and dance.

    When she is not writing and recording songs, Akua Jones hones her love for fashion by modeling and creating visions and deigns for popular urban fashion designers based out of Toronto. With her versatile skills, and driving passion for positively influencing the lives of young children, it has helped her earn solid reviews from well-respected critics making her an up-and-coming rising star to watch out for.

    About KeepDiggin Prod. Inc.
    KeepDiggin Prod. Inc. is an arts, entertainment and media group created in 2013 by Canadian-born and Toronto natives musicians Keith Barrett and Lee Grant. Keith was a student at Trebas Institute right after High School while Lee Grant received a college diploma in Cosmetology then turned to teaching.

    Constantly surrounded by musically talented friends and peers, both Keith and Lee wanted to create a collective that would enable them to display this art on a larger and more public scale. They created KeepDiggin Prod. Inc. with the goals of unifying and solidifying the next chapter of new music, new sound, and a new outlook on the ever changing music industry.

    Since their creation, KeepDiggin Prod. Inc. has experienced some major accomplishments including being acquired by major labels like Warner Bros. Los Angeles and Universal Music Canada. They have also produced Grammy and Juno Award winning artists such as Nelly Furtado and Kardinal Offishall.

    Producer, emcee, and songwriter Keith Barrett is best known for creating hard hitting, bottom heavy production that mesmerizes the listener in the highest regard. He has worked with many notable artists including Kardinal Offishall, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Divine Brown, Noah "40" Shebib, Andreena Mills, Nelly Furtado, Saukrates, The Liks, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), DJ Doo Wop (N.Y. Mixtape King), Young Noble (Outlaws) and J-Hood, just to name a few.

    Keith has successfully formulated and is well-known for his signature Urban/HipHop/Fusion sound from the late 90's, inspired by the rise of 80's Rock, Underground Hip Hop, Reggae, House and Soul classics.

    Lee Grant plays the Artists and Repertoire (A&R) role for his independent company SmallzWorld Management. Lee hails from the first generation of Hip-Hop music in Toronto. He has opened up for pioneer acts such as Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-n-Pepa, Mc Lyte, and Heavy D. He has grown and developed a solid ear for hit music and raw talent and is currently responsible for finding and scouting talent.

    KeepDiggin Prod. Inc. strive to deliver art with a positive message and a unique melody for all to enjoy. Aware of the many challenges in their inner communities, they are heavily involved with managing and continuing to assist young and upcoming artists in the communities throughout the GTA.

    About Mark S. Berry and AMG
    AMG is a leading entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer and mixer Mark S. Berry.

    Berry's extensive production, engineering and re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold and platinum records for some of the most industry's notables including Grammy and Juno nominated and award winning musical icons such as Davie Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett and many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul and Beijing.

    Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms.

    Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.

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