Published on February 21st, 2019 | by Inspirations with Liz Black
Billboard #1 Artist Bryan Popin’s Little Boy Wonder Music Secures Joint Venture with Fred Jerkin’s Darkchild Gospel
Billboard #1 independent recording artist, 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award winner and 2019 two-time Stellar Award nominee Bryan Popin and his imprint Little Boy Wonder Music has secured a joint business venture with Fred Jerkins’ DarkChild Gospel. Under the terms of the JV deal, DarkChild Gospel will help to oversee Artist Development and Relations. Jerkin’s newly formed We Break Records Promotion and Consulting will function to serve all radio promotion needs for Bryan Popin and Little Boy Wonder Music.
“I have huge respect for Fred and the DarkChild Gospel family. He’s worked with some of the greatest and helped create music that will live on forever. His accolades speak for itself, but his integrity, grind, and old-school do what you say, say what you do vibe is refreshing to say the least. To join hands and see what we can together do, is exciting,” states Popin.
Born in Middletown, NJ, Bryan Popin was a piano protégé by his early teens. Later in his career, the legendary Stevie Wonder nicknamed him the “Little Boy Wonder” and he’s continued to impress with his songwriting, keyboard skills, and vocal flow. He’s appeared with Bishop T.D Jakes numerous times and was featured at both MegaFest and Bishop Jakes’ Pastors & Leader’s Conference. He’s written with R&B legend Chaka Khan, American Idol alum Danny Gokey to name a few. At the height of their popularity, Justin Timberlake’s *NSYNC recorded one of Popin’s songs for their multi-platinum album, Celebrity and performed the song during their final stadium world tour.
To-date, Bryan Popin has earned four Billboard Top 25 songs, a 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award, #1 Billboard independent album (I Got Out, 2017) and three Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations.
About Little Boy Wonder Music:
Little Boy Wonder, a nick-name give to Popin by the legendary Stevie Wonder, helped form Little Boy Wonder Music back in 2001. Little Boy Wonder Music initially started as a music production and publishing company that has now developed into an imprint label to #1 Billboard artist Bryan Popin.
About DarkChild Gospel:
Launched in 2006, DarkChild Gospel was founded by super-producer and record executive Fred Jerkins. Since its inception, the label has released artist and projects including Virtue, Bubby Fann and Praise Beyond, Jermaine Dolly, and ‘A Project of Healing’ compilation project to name a few.