Deals

  • Chicago producer The Twilite Tone has signed to Stones Throw for his debut album, The Clearing. (RA
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British DJ and producer, Nathan Dawe. (RotD)
  • Insomniac Music Group has signed a long-term exclusive worldwide music publishing partnership with the indie music publisher CTM Publishing. (RotD
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired 100% of producer and songwriter RedOne’s songs and recorded music interests including copyright, writer royalties and producer royalties in a catalogue comprising 337 songs. (RotD)
  • Dance duo Cousn sign with The Other Songs. (MW
  • Lafawndah signs to Latency for third album, The Fifth Season. (XLR8R
  • UTA has signed deadmau5 for worldwide representation in all areas. (Billboard)
  • French DJ and producer Joachim Pastor has signed an exclusive recording agreement label Armada Music. (RotD)
  • Lotic has announced she has signed to Houndstooth. (Mixmag
  • Luminosity Gaming has signed ZHU as a content creator. (DA
  • Chris Lake and his Black Book label sign to Astralwerks. (Billboard
  • Hipgnosis has acquired 70% of songwriter, artist and producer Mark Ronson’s publishing and writer’s share interest in his catalogue which comprises 315 songs. (RotD)
  • Defected Records has acquired the 140+ production catalogue of US dance music pioneer Todd Edwards. (RotD)
  • Reach Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive worldwide administration deal with the estate of Romanthony covering the DJ, producer and singer’s full catalogue, including his share of One More Time by Daft Punk. (RotD)
  • Meduza management duo, Sergio Bienati and Kevin Harris, have launched The Cross label with Island Records. (MW
  • Afrojack returns to Spinnin' Records. (EDMTunes)
  • DJ and producer Dillon Francis has signed a global publishing agreement with Big Deal Music Group and Diplo’s Mad Decent Publishing. (Billboard)
  • Sigha and Kangding Ray sign to Dekmantel as Neon Chambers. (XLR8R
  • Decade Management has signed electronic duo Hybrid Minds. (RotD)
  • Bass music producer Carnage signs with UTA. (Billboard
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed DJ, songwriter, artist and record producer Jonas Blue to a worldwide futures deal. (RotD)
  • United Talent Agency has signed electronic acts Pendulum and Knife Party for representation in North America and Canada. (Billboard
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired 100% of the Chainsmokers’ copyright interest including ASCAP income in their catalogue, which comprises 32 of the artist and producer duo's songs as well as ten additional songs written by Andrew Taggart. (RotD
  • Concord Music Publishing has signed a global publishing agreement with DJ and producer Walshy Fire, best known as one-third of Major Lazer. (RotD)
  • Marshmello has signed with William Morris Endeavor. (Billboard)
  • Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Idris Elba to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. (RotD)
  • Pulse Music Group has signed James Blake to an exclusive global publishing agreement for future works. (Billboard
  • Universal Music Publishing has signed a publishing deal with Dutch DJ/producer duo Magnificence. (RotD)
  • Kobalt has signed a worldwide publishing deal with global DJ duo Loud Luxury. (RotD)
  • Ultra Publishing has signed Kelli-Leigh. (Twitter)
  • London based DJ and producer Weiss has signed to Island Records. (RotD)
  • Bucks Music Management has signed writer and producer Duck Blackwell. (RotD)
  • Dynoro signs with Arista in the US. (Billboard
  • Karen Harding signs a global deal with Ultra Music. (RotD
  • Diplo's Mad Decent Publishing has signed a joint venture deal with Big Deal Music Publishing. (Billboard
  • Swedish House Mafia has signed to Columbia in the US. (Hits)
  • Rian Treanor has signed to Planet Mu for debut album, ATAXIA. (RA
  • Grey have signed to Island Records. (Billboard)
  • Swedish House Mafia have signed with Ron Laffitte at Patriot Mangement. (Variety)
  • Electronic music duo Sofi Tukker re-signed their publishing deal with Third Side Music. (Billboard
  • Investment firm Superstruct Entertainment buys stake in Helsinki's Flow Festival. (RA)
  • Canadian artist and producer Kaytranada has signed to RCA US. (RotD)
  • British DJ and production duo CamelPhat has signed to RCA Records. (RotD)
  • BMG has signed Alison Wonderland to a worldwide publishing deal. (BMG)
  • Enter Records has signed electronic producer TheFatRat. (RotD) The label recently announced a partnership between esports company ESL and Universal Music Group.
  • French techno producer Gesaffelstein has returned and signed to Columbia Records. (Billboard)
  • The Corida Group, the live music arm of the Because Group and one of the largest independent promoters in France, has acquired a 50% stake in music promoter Super!. (RotD)
  • RCA has signed Dutch house DJ Oliver Heldens. (Billboard)
  • Astralwerks have signed a partnership deal with Twitch star Ninja – in a bid to get its artists massive exposure amongst the video gaming community. (MBW)
  • Sony Music Entertainment has entered into a “worldwide talent development partnership” with producer/DJ Kygo and his manager Myles Shear. (Variety
  • DJ Spinall from Nigeria has signed an international deal with Atlantic Records UK. (Pulse)
  • BMG has signed Sydney producer duo Polographia to a global publishing deal. (TMN
  • DJ/producer Alesso has signed an exclusive global recording contract with Universal Music Group’s 10:22 pm imprint. (Billboard
  • Concord Music signs producer and Grammy Award winning songwriter Alex Metric. (RotD)
  • Josh Fisher, former events manager at Ibiza Space has joined Blue Raincoat Artists to bolster the company’s electronic music management arm. He brings with him the Mexican techno DJ Hector. (RotD)
  • Tiësto makes move to Three Six Zero according to sources close to Dutch artist. (MBW)
  • David Guetta signs worldwide publishing deal with Kobalt Music. (Billboard)
  • Kobalt has signed Marshmello for publishing. (RotD)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with UK hit songwriter, artist and producer Ben Ash who works under the name Two Inch Punch. (RotD)
  • The Bristol producer Batu said he "wanted to push my processes further than I ever have done" for his first record on XL Recordings. (RA)
  • Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant Benjamin Ingrosso [cousin of Sebastian Ingrosso] has signed to Black Butter Records in the UK. (Metro)
  • Kayzo has officially signed with William Morris Endeavor for booking representation worldwide. (Billboard) He was previously represented by Circle Talent Agency, which was acquired by United Talent Agency last week.
  • Producer and DJ Oliver Heldens has signed with Milk & Honey Management. (Variety)
  • Concord Music has signed a global publishing deal with Berlin based DJ/production duo Christian Rich. (RotD)
  • German superstar DJ and producer Felix Jaehn has signed a global deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing company of Warner Music Group. (RotD)
  • Musician, songwriter, DJ, and producer Duke Dumont has signed a worldwide agreement with Kobalt including publishing administration for his future works and his share of Katy Perry’s hit, Swish Swish. (RotD)
  • Sasha has signed a publishing deal with UK-based indie Minds On Fire. (MBW)
  • Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with musician and producer, Goldie, covering his catalogue, and the catalogues from his founded label, Metalheadz. (DMP)
  • We Are Grape has won the tenders to produce Radio 1's Annie Mac Friday evening shows and Dance Anthems with MistaJam, and will continue producing Pete Tong and Annie Nightingale’s shows. (RadioToday)
  • Kobalt has signed Rudimental in a worldwide agreement which includes publishing administration for all of the band’s future works. (RotD)
  • Kobalt Music has signed a multi-faceted worldwide label services deal with DJ and producer, Steve Angello. (RotD)
  • DJ, producer and composer Toddla T has signed an exclusive songwriting deal with independent publisher Sentric Music. (RotD)
  • As David Guetta puts the finishing touches on his seventh studio album, he has signed with Scooter Braun's SB Projects. (Billboard)
  • Paradigm Talent Agency announced that AM Only and The Windish Agency will now formally be known as Paradigm Talent Agency. (RotD) Some of the now-fully-combined agency's acts include Disclosure, Skrillex, Flume and Diplo. (Billboard)
  • Kaskade officially joins Hakkasan Group’s roster with a new multi-residency deal. (DA)
  • FUGA has signed a deal with US label Tommy Boy Entertainment, home to the likes of Bob Sinclar and Danny Tenaglia, to provide digital distribution. (RotD)
  • Robin Schulz and Junkx sign worldwide publishing deal with BMG. (RotD)
  • Lorenzo Senni signs to Warp and announces tour. (Fact)
  • London-based producer Dark0 signs to XL, debuts new track Forever. (Thump)
  • Independent label R&S Records has signed a deal with distributor and services provider BelieveDigital. (RotD)
  • London-based artist Gaika is the latest recruit to Warp Records. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Garrix has signed a worldwide agreement with Sony Music International. (RotD)
  • Truss and Tessela sign to XL Recordings as Overmono. (RA)
  • Warner Music Group and Ushuaïa Entertainment sign new partnership agreement. (RotD)
  • Giorgio Moroder has announced his return to Casablanca Records - the label that put out some of his most famous work. (Billboard)
  • Downtown Music Publishing has signed UK producer and songwriter Zdot. (DMP)
  • Armada Music signs Erick Morillo and Subliminal Records. (ArmadaMusic)
  • DJ and producer High Contrast has signed to 3 Beat and has unveiled his first single with the label.(MusicWeek)
  • Martin Garrix has extended his exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. (RotD)
  • LCD Soundsystem have signed a deal with Columbia Records. (Billboard)
  • Trance pioneer Ferry Corsten has signed with Creative Artists Agency for the world (excluding North & South America). (IMSMixmag)
  • PC Music has announced a partnership with Columbia Records, with the first release coming from Danny L Harle. (Mixmag)
  • Deep tech producer Hugo Massen has signed a deal with indie giant XL Recordings for his Kontrol EP. (Resident Advisor)
  • London-based independent PC Music, home to a collective of performers and electronic musicians including Hannah Diamond, Kane West and Dux Content, has inked a multi-tiered label deal with Columbia Records and Sony Music which will see PC Music artists tap into Sony Music’s promotion, sales and distribution networks worldwide. (FacebookMBW)
  • Bucks Music Group has announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Play Records Publishing, which includes a number of works by Deadmau5. (RotD)
  • Zomby has signed to XL Recordings for a pair of EP releases. (Thump)
  • Dangermouse has launched his own record label, called 30th Century Records. (Fact)
  • Evian Christ has signed with Warp Records. (XLR8R)
  • Falcons has signed to Fool’s Gold, with his Terra EP set for a July 17 release. (Mixmag)
  • Hardwell protégé Dyro is looking to emerge from the former’s shadow with the launch of his own label Wolv Records. (Your EDM)

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