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Madison Beer signs new record deal with Epic Records

10 Aug

Madison Beer has signed a new record deal with Epic Records.

“!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emotionally writing this but i’m so excited so say that after years of being an independent artist im now signed with @epicrecords 🛸 thank you to my fans for getting me here,”  the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (August 10, 2019).

The Sony Music imprint – which is headed by Sylvia Rhone – also houses artists including Mariah Carey, Sade, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Hudson, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Sara Bareilles, Meghan Trainor, Zara Larsson, and 21 Savage.

Beer’s most recent collection, 2018’s “As She Pleases,” spawned singles “Say It To My Face” (co-written by Sarah Aarons, Dayyon Alexander and Fred Ball), “Dead” (co-written by Delacy, Madison Emiko Love and Michael Keenan) and “Home With You” (co-written by Raye, Jin Jin and Big Taste).

Her upcoming project reportedly features productions and songwriting contributions from Kinetics & One Love (Melanie Martinez, Hailee Steinfeld), Elizabeth “Lowell” Boland (Jojo, Mae Muller), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Beyonce, Leona Lewis) and Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt (Pia Mia, Phoebe Ryan).

Stream the audio clip for “Home With You” below.


Ray BLK signs new deal with Island Records

23 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Sigrid, JP Cooper, Drake, Mollie King, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, AlunaGeorge, Hailee Steinfeld, Marlon Roudette, and Jessie Ware, amongst others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, MNEK, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Harloe, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Chill Out” below.

Liam Payne signs new deal with Republic Records

17 Oct


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.

Julia Michaels signs new deal with Republic Records

14 Jul


Julia Michaels has signed a new deal with Republic Records.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias, The Weeknd, Jessie J, Drake, Lorde, Maty Noyes, Zendaya, Florence and the Machine, Mika, Natalie La Rose, and many others.

On the songwriting front, Michaels is known for penning hit singles performed by Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Selena Gomez (“Good for You”), Gwen Stefani (“Misery”), Pia Mia (“Touch”), Fifth Harmony (“Miss Movin’ On”), Rita Ora (“Poison”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”), and Nick Jonas (“Close”).

She also collaborated with fellow hitmakers including Justin Tranter, Nolan “Sir Nolan” Lambroza, Stargate, Joleen Belle, BloodPop, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Two Inch Punch, MNEK, Lindy Robbins, Sean Douglas, Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco, Jack Antonoff, Felix Snow, Shane Michaels, Cass Lowe, and Skrillex.

Even though no release date has been scheduled for Michaels’ debut project, fans of her songwriting works can keep an eye on the next projects by Jessie Ware [Island], Hailee Steinfeld [Republic], Zara Larsson [Epic], Britney Spears [RCA], Jasmine Thompson [Atlantic], and Snakehips [Sony Music].

Listen to “Daisy” below.

Camille Purcell signs new deal with Virgin EMI Records

9 Jun


Camille Purcell has signed a new deal with Virgin EMI Records.

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

On the songwriting front, Purcell has contributed to the next projects by Dua Lipa [Warner Brothers], Ella Henderson [Syco], Olly Murs [Epic], James Blunt [Atlantic], Karen Harding [Capitol] and Rita Ora [Columbia].

Her resume boasts further works with Fleur East (“Sax”), Little Mix (“Black Magic”), Leona Lewis (“Mr. Right”), Jessie J (“Hero”), The Saturdays (“What About Us”), Cheryl (“Throwback”) and Sam Bailey (“Treasure”).

She also collaborated with top producers including TMS, Electric, Invisible Men, Naughty Boy, Fraser T. Smith, David Guetta, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Steve Mac, Cutfather, Fred Ball, Chris Loco, Sigala, and Isabella Summers.

Mollie King signs new deal with Island Records

15 Oct


British singer/songwriter Mollie King has signed a new deal with Island Records and will release her debut project next year.

The Universal Music Group imprint is also home to artists including Leona Lewis, Jessie Ware, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, Dizzee Rascal, Enrique Iglesias, Hozier, and James Morrison.

For the still-untitled collection, King has collaborated with songwriters including Nicola Roberts, Taylor Parks, and Chelcee Grimes.

Roberts previously penned songs for Little Mix’s “They Just Don’t Know You” [Syco Music / Columbia], Joel Compass’ “Girlfriends” [Outsiders Recorded Music] and Cheryl’s “Goodbye Means Hello” [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Parks is known for co-writing Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$” [Syco Music / Epic], Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James” [Interscope], Jason Derulo’s “Love Me Down” [Warner Bros] and Jennifer Lopez’s “So Good” [Capitol].

In addition to penning Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles,” Grimes has also contributed to the next projects by Fleur East [Syco Music], Conor Maynard [Parlophone] and Aston Merrygold [Warner Bros].

Watch an exlusive interview with Mollie King below.

Mariah Carey signs new deal with Epic Records

1 Feb

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has signed a new deal with Epic Records.

The Sony Music Entertainment imprint – headed by music moguls L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone – is also home to artists including Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor, Tamar Braxton, Ciara, Avril Lavigne, Sara Bareilles, and Kat Dahlia.

Reid previously served as executive producer amongst four of Carey’s albums, namely “The Emancipation of Mimi” (2005), “E=MC²” (2008), “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (2009) and “Merry Christmas II You” (2010).

The songbird’s last studio collection, 2013’s “Me. I Am Mariah…. The Elusive Chanteuse,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “#Beautiful” and “You’re Mine (Eternal).”

Watch the music video for “We Belong Together” below.