According to our sources, Interscope Records have signed 12-year old Greyson Chance, who has attracted over 13 million views on YouTube with his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”
Our sources tell us that Interscope closed the deal before any other label could even step in and meet the kid.
Update: This has been confirmed. TV Host Ellen DeGeneres signed Greyson Chance to her Interscope imprint, ElevenEleven.
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Interview with Bill Bennett, former CEO/President of Warner Bros Records Nashville.
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We can exclusively reveal that MySpace shut down their record label, MySpace Records, yesterday. According to sources, the label will still have some wind-down business that will take a few months to clear up, but the bulk of the staff was let go yesterday.
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Interview with Todd Brabec, former Executive VP of ASCAP.
Kids of 88 have signed a worldwide record deal with Sony. The band was first featured on Crazed Hits in August 2009.
Imagine Dragons, who we featured in January 2010, have signed to Interscope.
UK-based singer Rox has signed to Rough Trade and EMI Music Publishing. We first featured her in August while still unsigned. Rox becomes our 26th featured artist to get signed this year!
Nashville-based Mona, who we previously featured, have just inked a deal with Mercury (for U.S.) and Island Records (for U.K. and Europe).
This was an old fashioned bidding war with various labels putting offers on the table. Rumor has it the deal(s) closed for 7-figures…
Chris Blackwell, Founder of Island Records.
Interview with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics.
Walk Off The Earth, who we featured in January, have just signed a deal with Mark Williams (VP, A&R) at Columbia Records. The group created a major media and label buzz with their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, which was uploaded on January 5th and has garnered already close to 50 million YouTube views.
Williams’ previous signings since joining Columbia include the Crazed Hits-tipped T. Mills and Kreayshawn.