Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.
-- Northern California “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles sign with Republic Records. The group’s first major-label EP, “Chase Dreams,” will be released digitally on June 17. The first single is “Love Robbery.” Kalin and Myles launched a U.S. club tour on June 4.
-- Harvest Records inks Righteous Young, the new musical project by singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon, who’s best known for club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar." A new EP with production from Mike Elizondo is expected for release this fall. Additionally, Harvest has signed Nick Mulvey, a former member of Portico Quartet.
-- Angaleena Presley, one-third of country trio Pistol Annies, joins the roster of Slate Creek Records to release her first full-length solo album. Details about the album’s title and release date have not yet been announced.
-- Capitol Records, in partnership with All Def Music, signs Love Dollhouse. The urban pop trio is currently in the studio recording its full-length debut. All Def Music was created by veteran music execs Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons to sign and develop artists on YouTube.
-- Hard Rock Records inks R&B and pop artist Spencer Battiest, who’s also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
-- Mute Records partners with the Acid to release the group’s debut album, “Liminal,” in North America on July 15. Infectious Music will release the set to the rest of the world on July 7.
-- Sinead O’Connor signs with Nettwerk Music Group to release her 10th album, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss," on Aug. 12.
-- Sony Music Masterworks nabs classical-crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who will release her new album, “Awakening,” through the company’s Portrait Records imprint on Sept. 30.
-- Loud & Proud Records welcomes rock band Flyleaf to its roster. The Texas five-piece is currently in a Los Angeles studio with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) recording its fourth full-length album, due in September.
-- Trinidadian soca vocalist Bunji Garlin signs deal with RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records for his single "Differentology (Ready For The Road)," which won a Soul Train Award for Best International Performance and was featured on “Grey's Anatomy.” Garlin will drop a full-length album later this year.
-- eOne Music/Good Fight Music nabs Atlanta area duo '68, which features former Norma Jean vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin. The group will release a full-length album later this year. ’68 is currently on the road supporting Chiodos.
-- Roadrunner Records welcomes hard rock band WeAreHarlot to its roster. The group recently finished recording its debut album, which is expected to arrive later this year.
-- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah signs with the Orchard for digital and physical distribution and marketing in North America for the band’s new album, “Only Run,” due June 3, as well as the group’s back catalog. Additionally, the Orchard inks Big Freedia for global digital and physical distribution, as well as sync licensing and performance royalty collections. The company also signs L.A.-based record label Linear Labs for digital and physical distribution and marketing in the United States. The label’s acts include Souls of Mischief, Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge.
-- Ramseur Records, which serves as a label and management company, signs Austin-based band Leopold and his Fiction for management. Its roster also includes roster that includes the Avett Brothers, Bombadil, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Rhiannon Giddens and Samantha Crain.
-- Paradigm adds: Astronomyy (responsible agent: Matt Galle, Marty Diamond); Chela (Diamond); Dave Rawlings Machine (Bobby Cudd); Echosmith (Jeffrey Hasson); Emily Kinney (Jonathan Adelma, Kevin Kastrup); Frank Iero (Galle); French Style Furs (Jackie Nalpant); Gerard Way (Galle); Haas, Kowert & Tice (Lynn Cingari); Hey Day (Matt Adler, Lawrence Lam); Hollow Wood (Mike Greisch); Hotel Garuda (Adler); Johnossi (Diamond); Jr. Hi (Diamond); Judah & the Lion (Jason Kupperman); LOLAWOLF (Kevin French, Galle, Mike Marquis); Makua Rothman (Corrie Christopher, Sara Bollwinkel); Raining Jane (Jonathan Adelman); Raury (Adler, Diamond -- co-rep with AM Only); Shawn Mendes (Galle, Adler); Sucré (Adelman); Teen Hoot (Bob Kinkead); Walking On Cars (Diamond); PUBLIC (Taylor Schultz); and the Wyld (Diamond).
-- AM Only signs DJ Sliink (responsible agent: Callender); D.O.D (Ben Shprits, David Kallman), I AM LEGION (Cody Chapman); Ilan Bluestone (Meryl Luzzi, Matt Rodriguez); Kygo (Cody Chapman, Matt Meyer); Raury (Callender -- co-rep with Paradigm); Redlight (Ben Shprits); Shiba San (Chapman); Thomas Newson (Harris Lewis, Max Braun); Tommy Kruise (Chapman, Braun); and DJ Mustard (Lee Anderson).
-- The Agency Group inks Arum Rae (responsible agent: Michael Goldsmith); BLVD (Goldsmith); Six60 (Goldsmith/Darcy Gregoire/Jules de Lattre); Rowdy Roddy Piper (Nick Meinema); Fozzy (Anthony Paolercio); 78Violet (Bruce Solar/Joan Lee); Springtime Carnivore (Dave Kaplan); the Lazys (Ralph James);
-- The Windish Agency welcomes to its roster Cosmin TRG (responsible agent: Ryan Smith); Dead Right (Todd Walker); Jane Monheit (Walker); JUCE (Avery McTaggart); Jungle By Night (John Bongiorno); Liam Hayes & Plush (Walker); Titanic Live (Walker); East India Youth (Ben Buchanan); Ought (Ben Buchanan); and Thomas Jack (Steve Goodgold/Latane Hughes).
-- Round Hill Music (RHM) upgrades Icelandic electro-pop quartet Bloodgroup from a sync-rep-only deal to a co-publishing deal. RHM has also the publishing for rock band Tesla’s entire song catalog.