Takeover/Cloud 9

Takeover/Cloud 9 Unltd.
Joint venture
Private Unlimited Company
Industry Music industry
Founded December 2008
Founder Kwasi Danquah III & Guy Moot
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Kwasi Danquah III
(President and CEO)
Services Music publishing
Owner Takeover Group
EMI Music Publishing
Parent Takeover Entertainment Limited & EMI Music Publishing

Takeover/Cloud 9 is a British music publishing company. The organisation is a co-owned subsidiary of Takeover Entertainment Ltd and EMI Music Publishing.[1] It was founded by English rapper Kwasi Danquah III (commonly known as Tinchy Stryder) and EMI Music Publishing’s UK president and EMI European creative president, Guy Moot, as a publishing arm solely for Danquah's music in December 2008.[1]


2008-2009: Formation

In 2008 Danquah signed a joint venture publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing to create Takeover/Cloud 9, a global publishing company in partnership with EMI.[1]


In 2009, Takeover/Cloud 9 became the publishing arm for all musicians and record producers of Takeover Entertainment. The singles from the certified Gold studio album, Catch 22: "Take Me Back", and #1's "Never Leave You", and the N-Dubz collaboration "Number 1", were all published by Takeover/Cloud 9.[1]


In June 2010, Takeover Entertainment went into business with Jay-Z by signing a Joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation to create a European record label and entertainment company.[2] The new company was named Takeover Roc Nation. By this, Takeover/Cloud 9 also became the music publishing arm for Takeover Roc Nation.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tinchy team signs EMI joint venture deal". Music Week. April 27, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Jay-Z and Tinchy Stryder team up on Takeover Roc Nation". BBC. June 9, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
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