Punchline Media have announced through a statement that the company has parted ways with its original roster of artists, namely Manu WorldStar, Luna Florentino, Dee Xclsv and Tony X. Since the artists came together to form the clique under the moniker “Punchline” in 2017, the company oversaw several impressive milestones between 2018 and 2020, most notably achieving platinum status for Manu’s debut single “Nalingi”, overseeing the signing of licensing deals with Sony Music, Vth Season and Universal Music for Manu and Dee respectively, and partnering with Trace Urban for two successful Bout To Blow initiatives.
During this period, the roster also collaborated on various campaigns with brands such as Suzuki, Converse, Flying Fish, Lucky Star, Coca Cola and Puma. In 2019, all four members also graced the cover of the prestigious The Plug magazine and released their debut single, “Party Up, Get Paid” with a collaborative campaign with Suzuki. “… Change is inevitable and we choose to go our separate ways on good terms for mutually beneficial reasons. Punchline Media continues to consult and collaborate with other talent outside the scope of full-on management. Aside from this, our true intention currently is to press the reset button and use the experience gained from this journey to take it even further. We’re excited to explore this new journey and wish the guys the best of luck on their next adventures.”
While Remy Producers winning DJ and producer Profound is set to stay on in his current capacity and with the added title of musical director, the indie label is expected to announce a new priority artist signing this week.
See the full statement on the Punchline IG page below:
Featured Image by The Plug Mag