· By Mattias Forsgren

Introducing Icons Publishing: A new independent music publisher based in Milan, Italy. A collaborative effort between the Swedish independent powerhouse Icons Creating Evil Art and the A&R and local partner Aldo Axha.

[Milan, August 03, 2023] – Today marks a significant milestone in the music industry as Icons Publishing, an innovative independent music publisher, announces its official launch in Italy. With a dedicated focus on the burgeoning Italian streaming market, Icons Publishing aims to revolutionize the landscape by nurturing unique and exciting artists, fostering creativity, and delivering exceptional musical experiences to audiences both locally and worldwide.
Italy has long been recognized as a cultural hub, rich in artistic heritage and vibrant musical traditions. In recent years, the Italian streaming market has experienced exponential growth, with a rapidly expanding audience craving fresh and authentic content. Icons Publishing seizes this opportune moment to provide a platform that will cater to the evolving tastes and preferences of listeners while supporting emerging talents.
"At Icons Publishing, we’re fueled by a profound passion for cultivating an equitable music industry. Our mission is clear – to empower creators with tailored publishing and marketing solutions that elevate their music careers while preserving their unique artistic vision. As a cutting-edge music publishing company, our dedication lies in offering exceptional music experiences for global audiences. Together, we’re reshaping independent music publishing, infusing it with fresh perspectives and unparalleled talent."  - Aldo Axha, Founder and A&R Manager-
At the core of Icons Publishing's mission is a commitment to discovering and promoting a diverse range of talents across various genres, from contemporary pop to indie rock, electronic, and everything in between. By leveraging the strategic partnership with Icons Creating Evil Art and their network of sub-publishers across the world, Icons Publishing aims to elevate these unique artists, bringing their music to the forefront of the global music scene.
"We are thrilled to unveil Icons Publishing and embark on this exciting journey in the Italian music industry," said Carl-Marcus Gidlöf, Founder and CEO of Icons Creating Evil Art. he continue: "Our vision within Icons creating Evil Art is to create a thriving ecosystem that not only supports artists but also resonates with music enthusiasts worldwide. We want to champion unconventional talent and provide a platform where their creativity can flourish."
Icons Publishing sets itself apart by having access to the Swedish music group's already established offerings to help with comprehensive support to its artists, covering everything from music production and distribution to marketing, licensing, and sync opportunities. By combining expertise with a personalized approach, Icons Publishing strives to empower artists, enabling them to focus on what they do best – creating remarkable music.
To celebrate its launch, Icons Publishing has already signed it's first artist KUADRA; an Italian dark rap band from Vigevano. Since their formation in 2006, they have released four studio albums and toured extensively all across Italy and Europe. Their shows are characterized, both visually and sonically, by overwhelming seismic performances. Their lyrics speak of the disorientation caused by the society of control and hyper-digitalisation, of a sense of rejection of surveillance capitalism, of hatred and utopia. They are laser blasphemies aimed at eye level.
As the Italian music industry continues to thrive and streaming platforms become an integral part of the music consumption landscape, Icons Publishing is poised to make a significant impact. With its steadfast dedication to unique artists and an unwavering focus on quality, Icons Publishing is set to redefine the independent music publishing landscape in Italy and beyond.

For more information about Icons Publishing and to explore their growing roster of extraordinary artists, please visit https://icea.se/pages/publishing
About Icons Publishing
Media Contact:
Name: Aldo Axha
Title: Partner and A&R Manager
Email: aldo@icea.se