Kate Davis Signs With Concord Music Group: Exclusive

Kurt Williamson
David Lai, Co-President, Park Avenue Artists; Glen Barros, President and Chief Executive Officer, Concord Music Group; Kate Davis; Mark Wexler, Chief Operating Officer, Concord Label Group; Ross Michaels, Co-President, Park Avenue Artists; Mike Wilpizeski, VP of Publicity, Concord Label Group.

Chosen by MTV Buzzworthy as one of the “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” Kate Davis has signed with Concord Music Group. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is currently writing material for her debut album. The yet-untitled set is slated for release in spring 2016.

Concord Label Group COO Mark Wexler calls Davis “a stunning musical talent with a wholly original voice whose potential is unlimited.” Concord president John Burk is overseeing A&R for the newcomer’s forthcoming album. Referencing such singer/songwriters as St. Vincent, he describes Davis as a “high-art pop artist with extraordinary yet accessible musicianship and musicality.”

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Davis’ “All About That [Upright] Bass” -- her engaging take on the Meghan Trainor hit -- has drawn more than 13 million views on YouTube. In addition to the bass, Davis plays the piano and guitar. Managed by Park Avenue Artists, the Portland, Oregon, native has thus far shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Josh Groban and Ben Folds, among others.

“I can’t wait to make records and I can’t wait to begin this new chapter,” says Davis of signing with Concord. “I gawk at the names on the roster often … Here’s hoping for future records that contribute to their highly regarded reputation.”