Deals

  • Downtown Music Services announced a global music publishing agreement with French artists AIR, covering their full back catalogue. (RotD
  • Universal Music Group’s electronic-focused arm Astralwerks have teamed up with Domino Recording Co. to secure a global partnership with American duo Bob Moses for their latest single ‘Time and Time Again’. (Mixmag
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T. (RotD
  • Marshmello has signed to UTA for representation in all areas. (Billboard
  • Bucks Music Group has signed house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement. (RotD
  • Defected has renewed its deals with ADA and BMG. (MW
  • Subjective, the duo of Goldie and engineer-producer James Davidson, has signed to Three Six Zero Recordings. (RotD
  • Berlin DJ and producer Alle Farben has signed with Warner Music Central Europe. (RotD
  • Kobalt Music has signed Australian electronic music duo Cosmo's Midnight to a worldwide publishing deal. (RotD
  • Sentric Music Group has signed William Orbit to an exclusive administration agreement. (RotD
  • London-based independent publisher Psychotic Reaction Music has partnered with the independent music publishing company, Warp Publishing. (RotD

  • UK independent dance label Cr2 Records has signed a global distribution deal and partnership with Believe. (RotD
  • Sentric Music Group's electronic division announced the signing of PBH & JACK, in partnership with Nick Halkes. (RotD
  • Swedish House Mafia have signed with Republic Records after a brief stint at Columbia Records. (Variety)  
  • Black Rock has finalised a co-publishing partnership with Electric Ibiza – one of Ibiza’s biggest events, label and artist management companies. (RotD
  • Concord Music Publishing has signed DJ/producer Imanbek to a new worldwide publishing agreement. (RotD
  • Independent record label, Perfect Havoc has signed the house music producer Pink Panda for a three-single deal. (RotD
  • DJ and producer Robin Schulz has extended his long-standing global publishing deal with BMG, and also chosen BMG as sub-publisher for his new Mentalo Music imprint. His first signings are DJs and producers Loris Cimino, Dario Rodriguez, and WaveWave. (RotD)
  • WME has signed Richie Hawtin, who performs as Plastikman, as a global client in all areas. (Billboard
  • Ninja Tune is to release, promote and distribute ODESZA's record company Foreign Family Collective’s catalogue worldwide. (RotD
  • Sentric’s electronic music publishing service, Black Rock, has added producers ANNA, Felix Da Housecat and Archie Hamilton to its roster, under exclusive songwriting agreements. (RotD
  • Producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones announced the launch of his record label WUGD, in partnership with long-time manager Dan Stacey of Loving Alliance, and Polydor Records. (RotD)  
  • Warner Chappell Music France has signed a worldwide deal with urban and electronic producer Ikaz Boi. (RotD
  • Warp Publishing tweeted it is "excited to announce that Loraine James (@LoJamMusic) has joined our roster".
  • Kobalt announced the signing of Norwegian duo Seeb to a global publishing deal, to include a full range of creative, synch, and administration services for their catalogue and future works. (RotD)
  • Carl Cox has signed with BMG to release his forthcoming album.  (RotD)
  • Eric Prydz has signed with CAA and plans to bring "Holosphere" to the US. (EDM
  • Joel Zimmerman, more popularly known as Deadmau5, has launched Beathau5, a dance music label specialising in providing music exclusively for license to film, television, advertising and digital media. (Variety) Beathau5 is a collaboration between his Mau5trap label and the production library arm of Sony Music Publishing, Extreme Music.
  • Martin Garrix and Maejor have signed with STMPD RCRDS/Hollywood Records (Disney Music Group) for their collaborative project AREA21. (RotD)
  • Foodman, real name Takahide Higuchi, has signed to Hyperdub for a new album.(XLR8R
  • Imanbek signs with ICM Partners and Primary Talent International. (Billboard
  • Label and artist management agency Perfect Havoc has signed producer and DJ Alex Cramp aka Parx for a multi-single deal. (RotD
  • Swedish House Mafia has hired Wassim 'Sal' Slaiby, The Weeknd’s manager, to manage the group as it continues its comeback. (Billboard)
  • Label group Because Music have entered an exclusive partnership with David and Stephen Dewaele, aka Soulwax/2manydjs, to create a new joint venture for the next phase of their label Deewee. (RotD)
  • Camelphat are starting their own record label, and the duo are seeking submissions via email. (BBC)
  • AWAL announced a worldwide deal with the UK electronic producer duo, Jungle. (RotD) An album and tour is forthcoming.
  • Grimes signs to Columbia Records. (Billboard
  • @SimonDunmore tweeted "Announcing @DefectedRecords have acquired the global rights to the Spiller - Groovejet. A classic that has not been widely available digitally due to contractual reasons. We will be making the original versions available this summer, whilst commissioning remixes later this year."
  • Warner Records has won a competitive race to sign TikTok sensation The Stickmen.
  • Rising dubstep music producer LEVEL UP has officially signed to United Talent Agency. (EDM.com
  • Sentric’s electronic music publishing division, Black Rock, has signed DJ and producer Roger Sanchez to an exclusive songwriting agreement. (RotD)
  • DJ producer Jodie Harsh tweeted "I can’t believe I am writing this... I have signed to Warner Records. Bangers incoming!!!"
  • Round Hill Music has acquired the back catalogue of Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, founder members of Massive Attack. (RotD)
  • German DJ/producer Purple Disco Machine has signed with CAA for worldwide representation. He remains managed by Matt Jagger of Europa Music Management. (Pollstar
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has renewed its worldwide deal and launched a joint publishing venture with CamelPhat. (RotD)
  • Kobalt has signed Rüfüs Du Sol to an international neighbouring rights deal. (RotD)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has renewed a worldwide deal with singer, songwriter and artist Becky Hill. (RotD)
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso. (RotD)
  • Tap Music Publishing has signed artist and producer Yaeji. (RotD)
  • Australian electronic duo Slumberjack has signed a global publishing agreement with BMG Australia. (IO)
  • Scalping sign to Houndstooth. (Mixmag
  • Rick Boardman and TripTik Management announce label, management and publishing company, Matter Music and new signing, writer-producer duo The Nocturns. (RotD)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed songwriting and producing team Kolidescopes to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. (RotD)
  • Vine Alternative Investments has acquired the rights to the more than 150-song publishing catalogue of DJ, producer, singer and songwriter Calvin Harris. (Billboard) Sony/ATV Music Publishing will continue administration services.
  • Sentric’s electronic music publishing service, Black Rock, has signed seven high profile electronic music producers to exclusive songwriting agreements. Mark Knight, Rodriguez Jr. and Mark Jenkyns all sign following existing relationships with the publisher, while Squire, Piero Pirupa, Harrison BDP and Jacky join in new deals. (RotD)
  • E-Saggila has signed to Hospital Productions for her new Corporate Cross LP. (XLR8R
  • Domenique Dumont has signed to The Leaf Label and will release a new album called People On Sunday. (Mixmag
  • Independent imprint Perfect Havoc has signed a deal with house music duo Just Kiddin for the global release of three singles. (RotD)
  • Reservoir has signed EDM producer Nick Miller, PKA Illenium, to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes global rights to Miller’s entire catalogue of works. (RotD)
  • DJ-producer Tiësto has signed a worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. (Variety)
  • D.O.D and Armada Music celebrate exclusive signing with release of first single: 'Cardboard Box'. (RotD)
  • i_o introduces new label 444 imprint and signs with Armada Music. (EDM.com
  • Atlantic Records UK has signed DJ/producer Joel Corry to a long-term artist deal. It will continue to work with Warner Music’s ADA affiliated Perfect Havoc on Corry’s next two singles. (RotD)
  • Mason signs global deal with Toolroom for third artist album. (RotD)
  • Sigala has moved to PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections. (RotD)
  • TSHA signs to Ninja Tune for new EP. (RA
  • Tokimonsta has signed with WME for representation in the Americas and across Asia/Pacific territories. (Billboard
  • Universal Music Group has announced the appointment of Cindy Gu as Head of Astralwerks Asia. (RotD)
  • 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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