Othman Mukhlis set up our publishing division in 2001. Previously Othman was best known as an artist manager / label - Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Louchie Lou & Michie One, Daddy Freddy, Chakademus & Pliers, Tenor Fly, Black Uhuru / Junior Reid (Othman released the original legendary song One Blood). Abood Music has a fast-growing catalogue of over 7,000 titles including a serious number of global hits (clas-sics such as The Jackson's 'Shake Your Body' and many other Jackson Five titles) & major name releases - 2Pac, Arianna Grande, Michael Jackson, Arianna Grand, Skril-lex, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Angie Stone, Sade, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Nina Sky, Fat Joe, Lil' Kim, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Neyo, Pitbull, Timbaland and many more. We have over 85 signed writers.
After an extremely successful start with 4 billboard hits, including the ASCAP-award winning worldwide top-5 hits 'Move Ya Body' and Pitbull / Lil Jon's 'Culo', Abood Music set up a worldwide network of sub-publishers. UK successes include Top-10 hits by 2Play (So Confused & It Can’t be Right), So Solid Crew, Sean Paul and FYA amongst others. In the US, Abood has major releases on all major labels and nearly all the key independents. In the past few years Abood CEO Othman Mukhlis has received 3 different ASCAP awards for most global airplay.
Recent successes include tracks on the gold and platinum certified albums of Snoop Dogg ("Ego Trippin'"), T.I. (King) Sean Paul (both "Dutty Rock" and "Trinity" al-bums), The Game ("Doctor's Advocate"), “Tarantula” (Pendulum), Damian Marley (Welcome To Jamrock), Angie Stone ("Art Of Love And War") to name just a few.
On the reggae / dancehall side, Abood has signed a large number of top Jamaican art-ists and producers including Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell (one of the top producers of JA and maker of the Coolie Dance), Bounty Killer, Fambo, top dancehall & ragga pro-ducers Arif "Supa" Cooper (new singles by Sean Paul and Shontelle), South Rakkas Crew, RDX, Jazzwad, Shady, Angel, dancehall group Ward 21, dancehall star Tony Matterhorn, Mr Easy, Burru, and a large amount of other writers, artists and produc-ers, as well as the publishing interests of top-radio DJs and producers DJ Wayne, DJ Liquid and DJ Sunshine. Abood also represents the extensive catalogues of Pop Style Music and Arrows Music. Latest additions to the catalogue are Armzhouse Records, Tanto Blacks and producers Sean ‘Seanizzle’ Reid (Rum & Red Bull), Troyton, Elvis / So Unique and Andre ‘DJ Frass’ Gordon, Downsound.
In the UK, Abood Music represents the interests of producers Rich Drury (writer of the global hit "Must be Love" by FYA & Smujji and top 10 hit 'It Cant Be Right'), Ten-or Fly (Pendulum, Freestylers, Congo Natty etc), JA13 / Keith Finch, Deewaan, 2 top-10 singles by 2 Play, Smujji and Congo Natty amongst others. Recent hits include ‘Dibby Dibby Sound’
Recently, Abood Music has greatly increased its presence in the US, signing Dejanee Riley (4 tracks on new Snoop Dogg), Daz Dillinger (Dogg Pound / Snoop etc), Kurupt, top-producer Fury (tracks with T.I., Lil' Kim, Fat Joe, Lil Flip and more), hook writer Juanita Wynn (Angie Stone), Swiff D (Snoop Dogg, Bobby Valentino and Jadakiss), and latest signings including Randy Jackson's catalogue (the Jackson Five classics & Michael Jackson titles...), and most recent signings - Jermaine Jackson, Lamar Van Sciver (Timbaland etc) and Markus Myrie. Abood is very active in all areas including film / tv / computer games etc. where we have a constant flow of placements.