Defend 2013 Recap

It has been a terrific year for Defend Music with some amazing additions to our roster and some artist that we are very excited about!

This year we expanded our roster by bringing on Now Again Records, Muhsinah, Trouble & Bass, Ryan Coseboom, Tom Cruz, Timmion Records, DJ Nobody, Passe Publishing, EK, Evan Roman, Gavin Castleton, Thavius Beck, Them Jeans, Gabriel Roth, and Michael Conte.

We want to congratulate Charles Bradley for Rolling Stone naming his album ‘Victim of Love’ one of the best albums of 2013. Robert Glasper for Spin for awarding him the 18th Best R&B album for 2013.

We also want to congratulate our artists on their Grammy Nominations!

Evan Roman performing on “A wake” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Click Here
Wayne Gordon engineering “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars Click Here
Michael Deller and Dave Smoota Smith “A Color Map of the Sun” by Pretty Lights Click Here

Defend had some great Sync opportunities this year. Here are some of the standouts!

Menahan Street Band “Make the Road by Walking” – Nissan ad Click Here
Eli “Paperboy” Reed “Well, Alright Now” – Wells Fargo Commercial Click Here
Sons of Jezebel “Whoo Boy” Featured in KFC ad Click Here
Eli “Paperboy” Reed – Samsung Smart TV ad Click Here
Budos Band – NFL Commercial Click Here

Something to look out for in 2014 is the New Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings album Give the People What They Want,” on Jan. 14, 2014 followed by a international tour.