Drake Joins ASCAP Performing Rights Organization

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It looks like Drake is following in the footsteps of his collaborators Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib, as the YMCMB rapper has signed a  with performance rights group ASCAP.

Billboard reports that the YMCMB rapper/singer recently parted ways with BMI in favor of ASCAP. In a statement, Drake explained that he is excited to join a community of people who care for his music in an artistic and economic sense.

“For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect,” Drake says. “As an organization run by music creators, ASCAP represents a whole community of kindred spirits. Joining ASCAP was just a natural choice for me because I know my music is in the best possible hands.”

Nicole George-Middleton, ASCAP’s VP of Rhythm and Soul Membership, added that, ”We are really excited to build on our longstanding relationship with Drake’s team. Working from the beginning with his collaborators Noah ’40′ Shebib and Boi-1da, it felt only right to have Drake join the ASCAP family.”

[via Billboard]