Symphonic Distribution has struck a deal with Intonenation, the label founded by electronic artist JES, to release new music by the singer, it was announced March 23. The first release under the agreement will be a new single slated to drop in the spring.
“When I launched Intonenation Records in 2015, I was chasing the dream of a place where I could set the artistic agenda and enjoy the freedom to release the music I wanted, the way I wanted. [...] It’s now time for Intonenation to enter a new phase and bring it’s message of freedom to a wider circle of hearts,” said JES in a statement. “Symphonic’s fiercely independent ideals and commitment to excellence have always resonated with me.”
As a co-founder of the electronic band Motorcycle, JES is best known for the song “As The Rush Comes,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in March 2004. A three-time Grammy nominee, she was also a supporting act and featured artist on Tiesto’s Elements of Life world tour.
“To say she’s an iconic voice in the electronic dance music scene is understating JES’ influence on the ascendance of electronic dance music’s popularity,” said Symphonic electronic genre specialist and senior client manager Peter Wohelski. “Her voice and her songwriting continue to define the sound of dancefloors internationally. Symphonic is honored to be partnering with this inspiring artist and her team at Intonenation.”
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans have signed with Decca Publishing, it was announced March 26, while Jurriaans also signed to Decca Records for his debut solo album Beasts.
Together, Bensi and Jurriaans have written over 100 film and TV scores, including Ozark, American Gods, The Outsider, Fear the Walking Dead, The OA, Chef’s Table, The Gift, Boy Erased and Martha Marcy May Marlene. The global publishing deal with Decca includes the duo’s catalog and all future joint and solo releases.
In a statement, executive vp and head of Decca Publishing Natasha Baldwin called Bensi and Jurriaans “one of the most in-demand composing teams in Hollywood across film and TV. In addition to their exceptional talent in score composing, they are also very accomplished songwriters and musicians who bridge the ever-closing gap between orchestral, score and pop music.”
Social media monetization and talent development company TalentX Entertainment has signed three popular TikTok users to its roster: Kairi (1.6M followers and 106M likes), Alejandro (4.2M followers and 232M likes) and Mattia (4.4M followers and 302M likes). The deal was announced Thursday (April 2).
The three friends, all teenagers from New Jersey, have become known for their lip-sync, dance and comedy videos on TikTok. They join a TalentX roster that includes a number of prominent TikTok, YouTube and Twitch influencers including Joey Klaasen, Mark Anastasio, Nessa Barrett, Sarah Graysun, Alejandro Rosario, Jackson Felt, Kairi Cosentino and Jason and Joe Waud.
Under TalentX's existing deal with ICM, the trio will be repped by the agency in all areas.
Arista has signed DripReport, the remix artist behind the TikTok-fueled hit “Skechers,” it was announced March 24.
Described as “a global online voice and creator of foreign remixes on popular songs within meme culture,” DripReport recently hit No. 43 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart based on the success of “Skechers," whose official video has racked up over 21 million views. The song has also spawned more than one million videos on TikTok to date.
Singer-songwriter Kameron Marlowe has signed with The AMG for management representation, it was announced Wednesday (April 1).
Marlowe has racked up over 15 million streams on his debut song “Giving You Up,” which was released independently. His sound is described as “soul and southern rock influences woven into today’s modern country format.”
Marlowe’s day-to-day business will be handled at The AMG by Joe Lee and Kaitlin Madewell, who recently joined the company from Rogue Management and REVYL, respectively.
Singer-songwriter Jordan Rager has signed with Andrew Perlowich at APM Management for exclusive representation, it was announced Wednesday (April 1).
Rager, which is slated to release a new single on May 22, signed with Riser House in 2018 and recently earned support spots with Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Justin Moore, Trace Adkins, Randy Houser, Jon Langston, Rodney Atkins and more. His music has racked up over 52 million streams to date.