Deckstar announced two new signings this week. Gary Richards, who DJs and produces as Destructo and recently appeared on Billboard’s Dance Power list, will join the management company’s roster of electronic musicians, which includes Steve Aoki and Porter Robinson.
“We’ve watched Gary Richards grow Hard, Holy Ship and Destructo into global music brands,” Lawrence Vavra, who co-founded Deckstar, told Billboard in an email. “Given the opportunity to work with him, we jumped at the chance and we’re looking forward to what we can collectively accomplish in the future.”
“As music continues to evolve into an international experience, and as the major music platforms set their sights on reaching a new global audience, we at Deckstar believe it will become increasingly important to help develop great artists from all over the world,” Peter Katsis, Deckstar partner, added. To that end, the company signed the Japanese guitarist Miyavi, whose Afraid To Be Cool EP debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes sales chart this year. “His exceptional musicianship and unique style has already attracted international attention,” Katsis noted. “We are honored to be working with him.”