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Capitol Records signs Samoan artist Teo Glacier to a global recording agreement

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Universal Music Group's Capitol Records has signed 18-year-old artist Teo Glacier to a global recording agreement. The Samoan artist, born in New Zealand, found a global audience with his recent song 'Too Much'. The first release under the new Capitol deal is the single 'close with desires'.

“I never imagined myself signed to a label, especially one with the history of Capitol Records,” said Glacier. “I still can’t really believe it to be honest. I’m waiting for someone to wake me up and rui...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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BMG signs US producer and performer Mustard to a global recordings agreement

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American producer and artist Mustard, a.k.a. Dijon Isaiah McFarlane, has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG, which will distribute his fourth studio album, 'Faith of a Mustard Seed', on July 26.

Mustard said, "I’m happy to join forces with BMG, a company known for its dedication to nurturing artistic independence, integrity, and innovation. Together, we’ll continue to push the boundaries of creativity and deliver groundbreaking music that resonates with audiences worldwide." ...

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Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media signs global distribution deal with WMG’s ADA

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Warner Music Group's distribution and services company for independent label and artist ADA has signed to a global distribution deal 11:11 Media, the media and consumer lifestyle company, founded and led by Paris Hilton.

As part of the deal, ADA will release on September 6 Hilton's sophomore album, 'Infinite Icon', executive produced by Sia, with the first single 'I’m Free', featuring Rina Sawayama, alreedy out.

“I’m thrilled to be working with my Warner Music family again,” sai...

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Universal Music Group’s Bravado makes significant leadership changes

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Universal Music Group’s (UMG’s) merchandise and brand management company Bravado, has made leadership appointments across all departments., in a move destined "to super serve Bravado’s roster of artists and brands and to continue to support the ever-growing company."

The new structure includes the hiring of Colin McIntosh as Chief Financial Officer as well as the promotions of Ashley Fogerty, who now oversees Business Affairs; Bill Ashton, who is now SVP of Commerce; Brian Schechter, who now...

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