Courtney Love In Label Talks

Courtney Love is in talks for a label deal with EMI, V2, Sanctuary, and several other companies, according to Dave Lory, who has signed her for personal management in partnership with David Leach, his

Courtney Love is in talks for a label deal with EMI, V2, Sanctuary, and several other companies, according to Dave Lory, who has signed her for personal management in partnership with David Leach, his colleague at Worldwide Entertainment Group. Love is in France recording the album "America's Sweetheart" with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks were co-written with 4 Non Blondes' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera.

As previously reported, Love is slated to play the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals in August, followed by additional European dates and a U.S. tour in the fall.

In September, Love ended months of legal wrangling with Universal Music Group (UMG) and was released from her recording contract. Love is already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K.

"America's Sweetheart" will be Love's first album since her band Hole's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin." That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.35 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The title cut hit No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks airplay chart, while "Malibu" hit No. 3 on the same tally.