-- Cherrytree Records welcomes seven-piece sibling band The Hunts to its roster. The indie-folk group’s major-label EP, Life Was Simple, was released on Aug. 19.
-- Rounder Records signs Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne, who recently finished recording a new as-yet untitled album tentatively scheduled for release in early 2015. Rounder will mark the 15th anniversary of Lynne’s breakthrough album I Am Shelby Lynne with a deluxe reissue, due Oct. 7.
-- Texas punk group Purple joins the roster of Play It Again Sam to release its debut album, (409), on Nov. 11.
-- Captured Tracks inks Dinner, the musical project of Los Angeles/Berlin-based Anders Rhedin.
-- Alternative band Vinyl Theatre joins the roster of Fueled By Ramen. The group will release its debut album, Electrogram, on Sept. 23. Vinyl Theatre will open for labelmates twenty one pilots on its upcoming North American tour.
-- Merge inks Australian rock band Twerps. To mark the new signing, the label released an all-new digital EP of the band’s songs, titled Underlay, on Aug. 19.
-- eOne Music/Good Fight Music nabs Alabama metal group My Children My Bride. The band plans to release a new album next year.
-- Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Lewis joins the roster of Atlanta-based record label Brash Music. Lewis is currently working on his sophomore album with producer Oliver Wood.
-- American Idol season 11 finalist Colton Dixon joins Q Management Group, whose client roster also represents Skillet and We As Human. Dixon, a Dove award-winning artist, recently released his sophomore album, Anchor.
-- Bluegrass/country duo the Roys inks an exclusive booking agreement with Buddy Lee Attractions for worldwide representation. The group released its new album, The View, on Sept. 2 through Rural Rhythm Records.
-- Paradigm signings: Ana Gasteyer (agent: Seth Malasky); Blues Traveler (Jeffrey Hasson); Family And Friends (Jeffrey Hasson, Matt Runner); Gwilym Gold (Marty Diamond); Hermitude (Aaron Pinkus, co-represented with Lee Anderson at AM Only); Jess Glynne (Diamond); Kim Russo (Lynn Cingari); Odessa (Hasson, Jonathan Levine); Olivia Holt (Jonathan Adelman, Diamond); Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions (Malasky); Roman GianArthur (Diamond); Vaults (Jackie Nalpant, Chip Hooper, Diamond); Viv and The Revival (Matt Adler, Lawrence Lam); and Walking Shapes (Jonathan Adelman).
-- The Billions Corporation adds Ballet School to its roster. The band’s agent is Shannin Porter.
-- The Windish Agency inks: Pablo Nouvelle (agents: Todd Walker, Karl Morse); The Delta Riggs (John Bongiorno, Ryan Farlow); Daktyl (Jay Moss); Gallant (Tom Windish); Low Roar (Erik Selz); Tory Lanez (Evan Hancock, Windish, Joe Hadley); VÉRITÉ (Doug Croy); Viceroy (Steve Goodgold); Wild Wild (Mike Mori, Jay Moss); Allan Kingdom (Hadley); Kate Tempest (Ben Buchanan); Reid (Moss); Rioux (Walker, Morse); Rochelle Jordan (Hadley); Spooky Black (Windish, Hadley); and Total Fitness (Baronner).
-- The Agency Group welcomes: Eliane Elias (agents: Tom Gold, Guy Richard); Volumes (Bryan Vastano); Goldfinger (Beckie Sugden); A Sunny Day In Glasgow (Dave Kaplan); Whitechapel (Tobbe Lorentz, Tim Borror, Dave Shapiro); Chris Farren (Justin Bridgewater); TTNG (Bridgewater, Zaed Maqbool); Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Kaplan); Between The Buried And Me (Tim Borror, Shapiro, Tom Taaffe); Greys (Bridgewater); The Veronicas (Ken Fermaglich); Violent SOHO (Adam Sylvester, Rob Zifarelli); KYLESA (Stu Walker); All Them Witches (Walker); and Low Cut Connie (Walker).
-- AM Only signs: Andrew Bayer (agent: Meryl Luzzi, Matt Rodriguez); Cause & Affect (Denise Melanson); Chris Lorenzo (Melanson); DVBBS (Harris Lewis); Haywyre (Alan Gary, Matt Meyer); Hermitude (Lee Anderson, co-represented with Aaron Pinkus at Paradigm); Kastle (Melanson); London Future (Cody Chapman); LXURY (Anderson, Alex Hutchinson); Moguai (Lewis, Ben Shprits); Mr. Bill (Hutchinson); My Nu Leng (Shprits); Robin Schulz (Chapman); and Spazzkid (Tim Corbin, Hutchinson).
-- Wixen Music Publishing signs a worldwide administration deal with the estate of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Wixen will also handle the repertoire of Jimmie Vaughan, including the works written for his former band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
-- Songwriter Kylie Sackley inks a worldwide publishing deal with Razor & Tie Music Publishing through a joint venture deal with Little Extra Music. Australian-based Sackley has written songs for such artists as LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill and Thompson Square, among others.
-- Magic Mustang Music and Warner/Chappell Music announce the joint signing of country singer Brooke Eden to their respective publishing rosters. This marks the first co-venture signing between the companies.
-- Downtown Music Publishing signs a worldwide publishing agreement with Old Crow Medicine Show. The deal covers all five of the Grammy-winning band's studio albums, including Remedy, which was released on July 1 through ATO Records.