Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label launched last year by former Warner Latina president George Zamora and Grammy-winning producer Sergio George.

Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label launched last year by former Warner Latina president George Zamora and Grammy-winning producer Sergio George.

India, who had been courted by other labels, says she chose SGZ for creative reasons and for the flexibility afforded her by the new deal. "Right now a major can't give me what I want," she says. "Now times are hard in terms of money. No one is getting the money they used to get. So right now, it's about the music."

Later this year, she will release what is described as an "urban tropical" album that takes risks and brings in guest artists.

"We're going to basically almost produce it together," says George, who helmed India's album "Dicen Que Soy" in 1994, when she was at RMM. "I'm going to be very open to her ideas."

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