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Ina Wroldsen signs record deal with Syco Music

21 Jun

Ina Wroldsen has signed a new record deal with Syco Music.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter previously wrote songs for current and former Syco recording artists including Leona Lewis (“My Hands”), Alexandra Burke (“Before the Rain”), Little Mix (“We Are Who We Are”), One Direction (“I Should Have Kissed You”), Rebecca Ferguson (“My Best”), James Arthur (“Recovery”), Fleur East (“Like That”) and Louisa Johnson (“Almost”).

She has also provided guest vocals on Calvin Harris & the Disciples’ “How Deep is Your Love” [Columbia], Chris Loco’s “Human” [OddChild] Sigma’s “Feel Like Home” [3Beat] and Martin Solveig’s “Places” [Virgin EMI].

Among the producers Wroldsen has worked with so far include Arnthor Birgisson, Christopher Braide, Steve Mac, Rodney Jerkins, Two Inch Punch, Fraser T. Smith, Jez Ashurst, Steve Robson, Tiago Carvalho, Lucas Secon, Jonas Jeberg, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Shellback, and TMS.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Wroldsen’s work!

Ciara signs new deal with Warner Brothers Records

28 Jan

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Ciara has inked a new deal with Warner Brothers Records.

The Warner Music Group imprint also houses artists including Jason Derulo, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, Jake Miller, Andra Day, Lianne La Havas, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Idina Menzel, Damon Albarn, and GRADES.

Ciara’s last studio collection under Epic Records, 2015’s “Jackie,” peaked to number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love.”

That album also delivered contributions from Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Ester Dean, Rock City, LunchMoney Lewis, Harmony Samuels, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Jacob Kasher, Chloe Angelides, Livvi Franc, Ali Tamposi, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “Dance Like We’re Making Love” below.

Chelcee Grimes inks new deal with RCA Label Group UK

17 Jan

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Chelcee Grimes has signed a new deal with RCA Label Group UK and will release her debut album later this year.

“So excited to finally announce I’ve just signed to Sony RCA!!! So excited for 2017!!! Album Coming Soon!!! @RCALabelGroupUK,” the British singer-songwriter tweeted on Monday (January 16, 2017).

The Sony Music Entertainment imprint is also home to artists including Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Zayn Malik, Paloma Faith, Chloe Black, Rebecca Ferguson, G-Eazy, Billie Marten, Laura Mvula, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers.

As a songwriter, Grimes has contributed to the next projects by Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Sigma, Kesha, Imani Williams, Aston Merrygold, KStewart, Sigala, Mollie King, Becky Hill, Camden Cox, Karen Harding, and Tamera Foster.

Her previous credits include Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles,” The Saturdays’ “Walking Through the Desert,” Sweet California’s “Down With Ya,” BOA’s “First Time,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Stanaj’s “Romantic,” Olly Murs’ “Deeper,” and Chris Lane’s “All the Time.”

Grimes’ extensive resume boasts further works with producers Cutfather, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Mark Taylor, Steve Mac, Lucas Secon, Kasper Larsen, Tre Jean-Marie, Moon Willis, Shift K3Y, Billboard, Future Cut, Electric, TMS, Red Triangle, KnightStarr, Laconic, Digital Farm Animals, and Banx & Ranx.

She also co-penned songs with fellow songwriters including Kara DioGuardi, Maegan Cottone, Lindy Robbins, Autumn Rowe, Ina Wroldsen, Dee Adam, Camille Purcell, Taylor Parks, Wayne Hector, Paddy Byrne, Iain James, Ed Drewett, JHart, Clarence Coffee Jr., Alex Smith, and Paul Barry.

Liam Payne signs new deal with Republic Records

17 Oct

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Liam Payne has signed a new deal with Republic Records in America.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses other artists including Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Lorde, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne.

As per a recent statement by Republic Records, Payne’s first solo single will arrive soon in conjunction with Capitol Records UK.

For his still-untitled debut album, Payne has teamed up with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Marlon Roudette, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Marlon “Hookman” Bonds, Digital Farm Animals, and Michael McHenry.

DAKOTA signs new deal with Virgin EMI Records

21 Jul

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Singer-songwriter DAKOTA has signed a new deal with Virgin EMI Records in partnership with 70Hz Recordings.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists including Emeli Sande, MNEK, Bastille, Halsey, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Martin Garrix, DJ Mustard, Camille Purcell, and many others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Grammy award winning record producer and songwriter Fraser T. Smith will handle executive production duties on DAKOTA’s upcoming first studio collection.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Future Cut (Rita Ora), Josh Record (Dua Lipa), Luke Potashnick (Gabrielle Aplin), Bless Beats (Jess Glynne), and Jamie Scott (Ed Sheeran).

On the songwriting front, DAKOTA has teamed up with Amy Wadge (Fleur East), Karen Poole (Becky Hill), Laura Dockrill (Karen Harding), Maiday (Jessie Ware), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), and Alex James (Katharine McPhee).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Fast Car” below.

Jennifer Hudson signs new deal with Epic Records

29 Jun

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Jennifer Hudson has signed a new deal with Epic Records and her fourth album is expected to be released later this year.

Epic Records – which is an imprint of Sony Music Entertainment – also houses artists including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Tamar Braxton, Zara Larsson, and Sara Bareilles.

Hudson’s last studio collection, 2014’s “JHUD,” debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” “Walk it Out,” “I Still Love You” and “It’s Your World.”

For the new album, Hudson has teamed up with music moguls L.A. Reid and Clive Davis to serve as executive producers.

The duo previously collaborated on Whitney Houston’s 1992 soundtrack to “The Bodyguard,” which sold over 45 million copies worldwide. The record-smashing collection – which featured further contributions from Lisa Stansfield and Kenny G – is also the best-selling soundtrack of all time.

Watch the music video for “Walk it Out” below.

Rita Ora signs new deal with Atlantic Records UK

21 Jun

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Rita Ora has signed a new deal with Atlantic Records UK.

“I’m so thankful to my new Atlantic Records family and First Access management for all their support and encouragement! The next chapter is going to be incredible,” the British singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram account.

Atlantic Records UK – which is an imprint of Warner Music Group – also houses artists including Charlie XCX, Jess Glynne, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, Christina Perri, Jason Mraz, Lykke Li, and Kwabs.

As mentioned in an earlier post, Ora recently recorded new material with fellow recording artist Wynter Gordon (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige) and songwriter/producer Leon Thomas (Ariana Grande, Jessica Mauboy).

Her upcoming sophomore album reportedly delivers additional alliances with Diplo (Madonna), Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez), Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani), Dev Hynes (Sky Ferreira) and Johnny McDaid (Harry Styles).

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “How We Do (Party”), “Shine Ya Light” and “Radioactive.”

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.