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TAP VENTURES INTO THE WEIRD & THE WONDERFUL

Management firm TaP Music has ventured into the electronic music world with the arrival of a specialist division, founded by Steven Braines and Sophia Kearney, who bring with them the roster from their own management firm, The Weird & the Wonderful.

As part of the deal, award-winning producers Maya Jane Coles, KDA and Catz n Dogz are among 20 new acts joining TaP's roster, which currently includes Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding. There's already an upcoming collaboration in the works as a result of the partnership—Maya Cole has reworked Dua Lipa’s "Swan Song."

Braines and Kearney said of the deal: ‘We spurned so many offers from other management companies over the years—the thing that changed for us was simply who was asking us the question. TaP are undoubtedly the most exciting global management company out there from mega stars like Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding through to emerging talent like Dermot Kennedy and Grace Carter. Best of all TaP are encouraging us to remain as 'Weird & Wonderful' as we always have been.”

TaP’s Ben Mawson said: "Ed [Millett] and I have a passion for electronic music and have wanted for some time to start an electronic wing of TaP. We are very excited to have two of the world’s best electronic artist managers join us with their team and we intend to continue to build this side of our business in exactly the same way we’ve built TaP—providing a full -service management company to producers and DJs in the electronic space."

TaP will now have an office in Milan alongside existing bases in Berlin, Sydney and its headquarters in London and L.A.

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