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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.

Julia Michaels signs new deal with Republic Records

14 Jul

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Adam Lambert signs new deal with Warner Bros. Records

18 Jan

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Singer/songwriter Adam Lambert has signed a new record deal with Warner Bros. Records and will release his third album later this year.

The Warner Music Group imprint is also home to artists including Cher, Bette Midler, Eric Clapton, Flaming Lips, Green Day, Josh Groban, Lily Allen, Michael Buble, Regina Spektor, Bebe Rexha, and Nico & Vinz.

Production on Lambert’s new album is headed by hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback, who previously teamed with Lambert on singles “If I Had You” and the Pink-assisted “Whataya Want from Me.”

The Swedish songwriting and production duo have also worked with Taylor Swift (“Blank Space”), Ariana Grande (“Problem”), Christina Aguilera (“Your Body”), Usher (“Scream”) and Britney Spears (“I Wanna Go”).

Lambert’s last studio collection, 2012’s “Trespassing,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned promotional cuts “Better Than I Know My Self” and “Never Close Our Eyes.”

Watch the music video for “Whataya Want from Me” below.

Fleur East signs record deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music

13 Jan

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Fleur East has signed a record deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music and will release her first studio collection later this year.

The Sony Music Entertainment imprint is also home to artists including Little Mix, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, Tamera Foster, and Ella Henderson.

East previously teamed with DJ Fresh on the track “Turn it Up,” taken from the British record producer’s 2012 album “Next Levelism.” That album peaked to number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart.

She was also the runner-up of the 11th series of The X Factor in 2014. She became the 1st contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes Chart during the competition with her rendition of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.”

Watch Fleur East’s performance of “Uptown Funk” below.